JUBILATE – Clara Mapley

Well done to the 15 students who participated in this year’s ‘Jubilate,’ our diocesan primary schools’ music festival. Jubilate is an event where Catholic primary schools join together to worship God through song. This year’s Jubilate was a celebration of the Feast of St John the Baptist, the Patron Saint of our Diocese. 

John the Baptist was known for evangelization and his baptizing of Jesus Christ.

He was born through the intercession of God to Zachariah and Elizabeth, who was otherwise too old to bear children. According to scriptures, the Angel Gabriel visited Elizabeth and Zachariah to tell them they would have a son and that they should name him John. When Elizabeth was pregnant with John, she was visited by Mary, and John leapt in her womb. This revealed to Elizabeth that the child Mary carried was to be the Son of God.