Newman News Term 1 Week 10: From the Deputy Principal Mission and Catholic Identity

‘In these weeks of Lent, God has told us about his love and awoken in us a trust in him. Now, in this last set of readings as we enter Palm Sunday and Holy Week, God is showing us how to trust even when the presence of God seems far away, our strength diminished and our trust stretched. The readings of Holy Week could almost have a single heading: This is Your Life. As you walk through them, I encourage you to see where your life and the life of Jesus intersect, as indeed they do’ – Sr Hilda Scott OBS, Jambroo Benedictine Abbey.

Please click here to access the Mass times for Easter across the Archdiocese of Perth.

Years 7-12 Holy Week Liturgy

On Wednesday 10 April, the Marcellin Campus gathered as a community to recognise Holy Week and Easter by celebrating a Liturgy led by a group of Year 12 leaders. Students gathered were invited to reflect on the enduring challenge of the Easter story in our Christian tradition, and to place themselves in the continuing tradition which invites each of us to live the promise of Jesus’ resurrection in proclaiming the Gospel in our world.

PK-Year 2 Easter Liturgy

Our Marian Campus was led by the Year 2 students in the Easter Liturgy that portrayed the Passion of Christ. The students were able to see the true meaning of Easter and all joined in the story.


The season of Lent has allowed our students in Years 4 – 6 to take part in the rite of Reconciliation. This Sacrament repairs our relationship with God, with each child being able to receive absolution before Easter. Thank you to Fr Chinh and Fr Kaz for celebrating this for us.

Plenary Council 2020

The staff and students of Newman College have been contributors to the listening and dialogue process of the Plenary 2020. Please see below an update from the Plenary Council, and an overview of the next steps in this watershed moment in the life of the Australian Catholic Church:

Late last week, the National Centre for Pastoral Research (NCPR) completed the statistical analysis and reported that more than 17,500 submissions had been lodged, thousands of which represented groups. In all, more than 222,000 people either made an individual submission or participated in a group discussion that culminated in a submission. Read more below or head straight to the story here.

The NCPR will continue its quantitative and qualitative analysis of the stories that people have shared over the coming weeks. From that analysis, which will include prayer and discernment, national themes for discernment will emerge and be announced in June. Reports will be published on each of the themes and allow ongoing involvement for the large numbers of people who participated during the Listening and Dialogue phase.

Click here for more information on the upcoming aspects of the Plenary Council.

St Vincent de Paul Winter Sleep Out

On the afternoon and evening of Friday 24 May students on the Marcellin Campus (Years 7 – 12) at Newman College will have the opportunity to participate in the St Vincent de Paul Winter Sleep Out.

The theme of the sleepout is homelessness and aligns with the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2018–2019 Social Justice Statement, titled; A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land, which was written in response to the growing problem of homelessness in Australia.

Students participating in the Sleep Out will take part in advocacy activities that explore homelessness in Australia, Catholic Social Teaching and what they can do, as individuals and as a community, to help address the issues connected to homelessness.

Download the attached document for more information and an expression of interest form. If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact Miss Clare Cole, Leader of Youth Ministry and Advocacy, on 92049416 or alternatively at

Download Letter of Interest Winter Sleep Out 2019

Project Compassion 2019

The theme for Project Compassion 2019 is based around hope and giving Lent 100%. The journey to Easter, that we have been undertaking, is also about hope. Hope in the resurrected Christ, in God’s eternal love and mercy. Through your generous support of Caritas Australia, you are demonstrating the power of hope. Hope enables us to rise above our fears and helps those in great need to shape a better future for their communities.

Newman College has once again demonstrated a willingness to stand in solidarity with the poor and marginalised in our world. Your efforts towards Project Compassion bring hope to those around us. We thank you for your generosity. As we are still collating the donations from the three campuses, the final amount raised for Project Compassion will be communicated early next term. We thank you once again for your support.

Weekly Thursday Morning Community Mass (Champagnat Chapel – 8.10am – 8.35am)

All parents, guardians and families across our PK-12 College are invited to attend the weekly Thursday Morning Mass. Our Newman College Community Mass is an important way that we as a Catholic community seek to nourish and live-out our faith in community with one another.

Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Freedom for all

The annual Palm Sunday Walk for Refugees will take this coming Sunday 14 April, 2019 beginning at 1.00pm at St George’s Cathedral, Perth. This ecumenical event brings together advocacy agencies from Perth to stand in solidarity with refugees. Everyone is welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity for families to contemplate the meaning of the Easter Resurrection in today’s world.

Photo caption: Members of the Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable (ESJR)

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Doubleview Youth Mass and BBQ

Members of the Newman College family are invited to Our Lady of the Rosary Doubleview Parish for the Youth Mass and BBQ this Sunday 14 April. The Youth Mass begins at 5.30pm, with the BBQ to follow Mass. All families and young people are invited to attend whether you have been to the Parish or not. For more information please contact the parish

24:7 Youth Group

  • For all youth in Years 6-12
  • St Joseph’s Subiaco every Friday 6.30pm – 8.30pm in the Parish Upper room
  • Call Aidan Walsh 0487 403 456 or Angela Firth 0455 960 174 for more information

Floreat Youth Group

  • St Cecilia’s Parish Centre, 47 Peebles Road, Floreat
  • Every Sunday from 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Call Sebastian on 0403230395 or Emma on 0412310019 for more information.