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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 29 June 2017

 

Feast of St Peter Chanel

 

The Feast of St Peter Chanel was celebrated this year with a School Mass held on Friday 26 April. It was great to see the school and parish community come together to celebrate the feast of our parish’s patron saint.

 

On this day we remembered St Peter Chanel, a missionary, who answered God’s call to spread the Good News and to teach others to live like Jesus.  He travelled to Futuna, a little Island near Fiji, where he converted many. The people admired Saint Peter Chanel’s honesty and generosity so much that they gave him the name “The man with the good heart”.

 

Sacrament Of First Holy Communion

 

The Year 4 children will be celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on 15 June.

 

In preparation for this Sacrament, parents attended an information evening facilitated by Fr Elio Capra on Monday, May 20th at 6:30pm.  This is part of the Eucharist program so that parents can support their child in the preparation for this sacrament in partnership with the school.  The night gave parents an opportunity to revisit the significance of the most important of all sacraments in the Catholic Faith where we gather, as a community for spiritual development, reflection and revisit the importance of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Thank you to all those who attended.

 

Please keep these children in your prayers.  You are welcome to join in this sacred sacrament and support these first communicants in prayer on this special day.

 

First communicants will receive their photo envelope soon.  This envelope DOES NOT need to be returned to school.  You need to bring this to the hall on the day of your child’s First Communion.

 

Altar Servers and Choirs members will be required for these masses.  A note will be sent out to any interested children in Years 5 and 6 soon.  This will need to be returned to school by 3 June.

 

Religious Education Term Two Dates

 

2019 Sacramental Program

 

The Sacrament of First Communion

 

Saturday 15 June                      11.00am  &  2.00pm

 

First Reconciliation Family Evening

 

Monday 19 August                      6:30pm

 

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation

 

Thursday 5 September               5.30pm

Thursday 12 September             5.30pm

 

Invitation!

If you would like to participate at any of these masses, please see your child’s teacher or come and see me.  You may like to do the Offertory with you child/ren or do a reading! We invite you to participate with us.

 

Important Dates in the Church Calendar

The Visitation of the Mary                                   Friday, 31 May

Pentecost                                                                Sunday, 9 June

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity                    Sunday, 16 June

The Feast of Corpus Christi                                 Sunday, 23 June

The Feast of the Sacred Heart                             Friday, 28 June

 

Project Compassion

Project Compassion is a fundraising initiative that is organised through Caritas.  Money raised from this fundraiser helps end poverty and promote justice so the world’s poor will not need to rely on charity. It provides less fortunate children and those with disabilities to buy school supplies and teacher assistance, provides structures to be built to collect valuable rainwater and provides mentoring and skills programs to begin the process of generating an income.  The generous donations of all families in the school resulted in raising a grand total of $1054.45.

Thank you for the sacrifice you made in order to give to others who are less fortunate.

 

ANZAC Day

Thursday, April 25 was ANZAC Day. On Wednesday, the whole school participated in an ANZAC prayer and reflection lead by some of our school leaders, where we gave thanks for the peace and security we enjoy, which was won for us, through the courage and devotion of those who gave their lives in time of war.  May the spirit of the ANZACS continue to live on in us and in generations to come.

Here is a poem, Milana Bruno from year 6A, wrote in reflection of what she had been learning about the ANZACS.

 

WW1 Warrior

Tears form in my eyes.

He looks strong, courageous and unbeatable

but I know he’ll come back bruised and beaten.

Or will he?

He’s an ANZAC and will always be one

but, maybe he won’t be here

to share his story.

He kisses me goodbye and I will treasure it forever.

My heart sinks as he turns away

from me and towards the battle.

 

Mothers’ Day Mass

Following the Mother’s Day Breakfast on Friday, 10 May our school community celebrated the gift of our Mothers and of Mary, the mother of Jesus. I hope that all mothers and women who nurture us had a very happy Mother’s Day.  We thank God for your unconditional love, commitment to our wellbeing, continued support and generosity.

 

May God bless you always.

 

Angela Giordimaina

Religious Education Leader

 

 

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