Our 2021 school theme is based upon our Dominican pillar of prayer, “Together at the Table”. In particular, how prayer can support us to not only deepen our understanding of inclusivity but also guide our actions to be more inclusive in our own lives and in the Rosary School Community.
Central to this is the example set by Jesus through his life and ministry, particularly highlighted in his ‘table fellowship’. Jesus upheld an inclusive, all embracing table fellowship, dining and enjoying a meal with all walks of life - men, women, tax collectors, sinners, the cursed, the lost and the sick – all people who were NOT considered acceptable table partners of Jewish people in the first century.
This year we have chosen this passage:
13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
Thus our theme of ‘Together at the Table’ reminds us of how we can walk in the footsteps of Jesus and like him, be genuinely inclusive.