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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School newsletter


St Mary's Catholic Primary School


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Term 4 Week 6, 16 November 2016

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Term 4, Week 6 Religious Education News Reconciliation Sacramental Program On Monday 14th November, twenty three students from the school and Parish community celebrated their first reconciliation at St Marys Star of the Sea Cathedral. The Sacrament of reconciliation was followed by a light supper and cake in the Mary Mackillop Hall. It was a lovely celebration and enjoyed by all. A special thank you to Fr Miguel who prepared the students for the Sacrament and to all the families who supported the children in their preparation. Thank you also to Fr Tom and Fr Chad for taking part in this special celebration. to: Andrei Favelle Sophie Christopherson Taylah Kernahan Madison Swyny Sophie Johnson Ruby Livesley Maggie Cannon Rhianna Lopez Damien Seubert Isabelle Baldock Catrina Meldrum Kaan Hucent Milena Drew Matilda Reardon Remembrance Day Liturgy On Friday 11th November we held a Remembrance Day Liturgy in the Mary Mackillop Hall. The Liturgy was organized by Jo Christie and the Defence students at the school. It was a meaningful liturgy which gave us time to reflect. The guest speaker was Lieutenant Colonel Mark Baldock who gave a moving speech about what remembrance Day means to him as Father and a Soldier. Vinnies Christmas Hamper Appeal At St Marys our students learn about the value of supporting their community all year round and the festive season is a special time for them to show their gratitude for charities like St Vincent de Paul that work tirelessly to help people in need. This year St Marys Primary Catholic School is proudly supporting Vinnies by donating food hampers to ensure families who are facing challenging times can still enjoy a wonderful Christmas. Many people in our community are dragged down by extra pressures and can find it difficult to celebrate at Christmas time. Creating these hampers is a special way for our students to show their compassion and to ensure everyone has a chance to celebrate during the festive season with their loved ones. Please place your donations in the class Christmas Appeal Hamper ready for collection on Friday 2nd December. The Vinnies Christmas Appeal is being coordinated at our school by members of our Mini Vinnies team. These students will present the Christmas hampers to local members from the St Vincent de Paul Society at our School Assembly on Friday 2nd December. While all donations are gratefully accepted, please think about the types of foods you enjoy during Christmas and consider donating them. To up hold the dignity of those receiving the hampers, please ensure that all food items are not due to expire for another six months. It is also important to remember to donate non-perishable food items. If you would like to donate perishable food items such as chocolates or ham it is best to do so by donating a gift voucher so that families can select what they would like during the holidays. LOOKING FOR ADITIONAL WAYS YOU CAN HELP OTHERS IN NEED THIS CHRISTMAS? rds - all proceeds are spent locally to help improve the lives of people in your community. Mini Vinnies The members of our Mini Vinnies will be officially inducted by St Vincent de Paul Society representative Virginia Spicer at our school Assembly on Friday the 2nd of December in the Mary Mackillop hall.