2nd February 2021
Today is the second of February which is the feast of The Presentation of the Lord. It is also called Candlemas. In pre-Christian times, it was the festival of light. This ancient festival marks the point in the winter half-way between the winter solstice, the shortest day, and the spring equinox. The strength of the life-giving sun increases as winter gives way to spring.
Tuesday 2nd February
Children’s Mental Health Week
1-7 February 2021
According to Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support in UK schools, around three children in every primary school class have a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement.
Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its seventh year, they hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word – we wanted to get on board and bring a God-context to these issues too.
Liturgical Year: 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle: B
Gospel: Mark 1: 21 – 28
This week, Gospel writer Mark tells children about the wonderful things that Jesus did: His amazing miracles, healings and authoritative teaching! Mark explains how these had a huge effect on people’s lives, and that we can still know Jesus’ power and authority in our lives today.