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Newman News Term 1 Week 4: From the Leader of Mission and Catholic Identity

26 Feb 2021

Ash Wednesday

Across PK-12 our students had the opportunity to celebrate the beginning of Lent with Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Our students reflected on the importance of almsgiving, prayer and fasting. The event also included our Caritas Launch, which is an opportunity to raise awareness and money for the many projects Caritas supports.

 

Caritas Fast

Students on Marcellin Campus will have the opportunity to participate in the Caritas Fast. This is one of the many projects to assist with our findraising.

The fast is on Wednesday 3 March, and aims to raise much needed funds for Project Compassion. Students need to register their interest with their PCG teachers.

On Wednesday, students participating can wear their Guild uniform, bring in their donations and register with their Guild Captains in Founders Court before the first bell. At recess and lunch students come to Founders Court to receive their rations. Students are asked to receive a minimum of $10 sponsorship to participate in the Fast.

 

Year 7 Retreat

Our Year 7 students participated in a Retreat Day on Friday 26 February. The day focused on relationships and sought to assist with Year 7’s transition to Newman College. Thank you to the 24/7 Youth Ministry team, who facilitated the day and took our students on a journey of self-discovery, showing them the importance of building relationships with each other as they prepare to travel together until their Graduation in 2026.  To view more photo’s from our Year 7 Retreat please click here.

 

Year 12 Retreat

Week 4 saw our Year 12 students participate in their annual retreat at Serpentine Camping Centre. Students were encouraged to reflect on who they are, their family story, their relationship with God and build positive relationships. It was a wonderful experience where students made many happy memories. A big thank you to Mrs Bramanto, Leader of Wellbeing Year 12, the staff who gave up their time to support the students on this experience and the students for being open to what the retreat experience offers. This is the beginning of an exciting journey for our young people as they transition into young men and women. To view more photos from the Year 12 Retreat please click here.

Sacramental Program

All students in Years 3, 4 and 6 will have the opportunity to receive sacraments at their Parish. We encourage you to please check your parish website and bulletins to ensure you enrol your child in time for the sacraments. A list of parish websites is available on our College website.

Game Changers

Game Changers will commence for Year 7, 8, 10 and 11 students in Week 6. Gamechangers is our Marist Youth Ministry Program. Click here to watch a video and read more about it. Contact Hannah Parker, Leader of Youth Ministry & Advocacy, if you would like your son or daughter to become involved.

Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat

Week 5 Tuesday 2 March, members of the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat will gather at St Joseph’s Parish in Subiaco to listen to Timothy Radcliffe OP, celebrate Mass and share a meal at Woodpeckers. If you are interested in attending or learning more about the Association please contact me.

Marist Newman College

Thursday Morning Community Mass

Every Thursday our PK-12 community are invited to attend Mass in the Champagnat Chapel, commencing at 8.10am. Mass is celebrated by our local clergy who support the College. Our first Mass was celebrate this week by Monsignor Kevin Long and led by Catherine and Year 5 students. Next week, 4 March, Marcellin & Year 4 students will be hosting with Fr Patrick Toohey from Scarborough Parish.
We look forward to welcoming you to our weekly celebration.