As I sat and watched the news over the weekend, I wondered what else could possibly happen to bring chaos and pain in our world. It seems that we are presented with incredible stories of suffering each day. We join with prayer from people all over the world for the people of Lebanon. Last week’s explosion destroyed homes, lives and dreams. Not only does Beirut have COVID-19 to tackle, but now the burden of rebuilding society. We keep the families in our school community who have Lebanese heritage close in prayer at this time. We also continue to be mindful of the health crisis in Victoria. Many of us have family and friends who live in Victoria. We continue to pray for all people as we navigate through these challenging times. We pray for wisdom and guidance as we journey together in the knowledge that our loving God suffers with those in pain, and brings healing to a broken world.
I thank all parents who are currently journeying through the Sacrament Program with their children at this time. The celebration of Confirmation and First Eucharist looks very different this year. Your support and understanding makes our difficult task in observing government regulations much easier. Parents of Year 3 Reconciliation candidates will be informed how restrictions will impact the Reconciliation ceremony as they become available.
Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop
Last week, we celebrated the Feast of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop with an in-class prayer service. Mrs Raymond’s class has some wonderful work on display near the photocopier in the admin building, so if you are wanting to find out some interesting facts about Australia’s first saint, come down and have a look!
This Saturday is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholics believe that Mary was assumed, body and soul, into heaven and call this day a ‘holy day of obligation’. We will be celebrating the Assumption with our students on Friday with an ‘in-class’ prayer service.
Saint Pius X Feast Day
Our school feast day is celebrated on 21st August each year. This year we will have a Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion, followed by year level activities on Thursday 20th August. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this day will be for students and staff only. Please continue to keep our students and staff in your prayers as we journey through Term 3.
Please ensure your child wears his/her Winter Uniform to school each day - including jumper!
Please continue to remind your child to sanitise hands upon arriving at school. Sanitising stations are positioned around the school site.
If your child is unwell, please keep them home and seek medical advice. If your child displays symptoms of illness at school, we will contact you immediately to collect him/her.
Parents are welcome to wait on the OVAL for pick up at the end of the school day. Please do not wait outside classrooms or other areas. We ask that social distancing is observed at all times. Thank you for your support.