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Newman News Term 1 Week 8: From the Leader of Mission and Catholic Identity

26 Mar 2021

As we enter the final week of Term 1, we naturally reflect on all we have accomplished in such a small time. Students and families across the PK-12 community have continued to demonstrate a generosity of spirit and awareness to the needs of the most vulnerable as we continue to fundraise for Project Compassion through our Easter Raffle and various community events. The Easter Raffle will be drawn during the Primary Easter Liturgy’s. See below for details of each Campus liturgy.

Year 6 Confirmation Retreat

The Year 6 students participated in a Confirmation Retreat led by the 24:7 Youth Ministry Team. They were guided through a series of activities to deepen their understanding of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Click here to read more and to see more photos from the day.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

During Lent our Year 4-6 students have had the opportunity to participate in the rite of Reconciliation. Through this Sacrament we are reconciled with God and the people we have hurt, we receive Jesus’ gift of forgiveness and are strengthened on our journey. Many thanks to Fr Kaz from Floreat Parish and Fr Patrick from Scarborough Parish, who have celebrated Reconciliation with our classes.

Easter Liturgy

Marian, Lavalla and Marcellin will be commemorating our Lenten Journey with Easter Liturgy’s on Thursday 1 April. The liturgies will be a reflection on the Stations of the Cross.

  • Marian: 9.00am St Cecilia’s Church
  • Lavalla: 2.00pm Marist Auditorium
  • Marcellin: 2.25pm College Gym

Gamechangers 

Year 7 Gamechangers Retreat Day was held on Friday 26 March. It was a fantastic opportunity to build student capacity and understanding of what it means to belong to family and how we can let our light shine. Students gathered at St Joseph’s Subiaco with the 24/7 Youth Ministry and the Marist Youth Ministry team. Thank you to Br Terry, Aleisha Crump, Albert Zollo and the 24/7 Team for their support on the day.

Our Gamechangers groups across Year 7-12 continue to gather on Tuesday and Wednesday. Retreat Days for the other year groups will commence in Term 2. Year 10’s Friday Week 1 and Year 11’s Friday Week 2.

For more photos from Gamechangers please click here.

Thursday Morning Mass

We celebrated our final morning Mass for Term 1 in Week 8. Thank you to our Guild Coordinators, Jane Short REC Primary and local Priests for leading the celebrations this term. Looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the Champagnat Chapel for Thursday Week 1.

Student Led Prayer

Our Faith and Liturgy Captains, Sarah Kerr & Lucy Brennan continue to grow from strength to strength as they offer reflections for students on a Friday morning continue to grow from strength to strength as they offer reflections for students on a Friday morning in the Chapel. Each week the Captains choose a topic and invite students to reflect and pray together. All are welcome on Friday morning from 8.25am. Send your child along to start the day right. Below are some images from our most recent Student Led Prayer.

Prayer Assemblies

Marian and Lavalla have used their Prayer Assemblies in Term 1 to reflect on the Caritas stories of the people who are supported by our annual Project Compassion fundraiser. It has been a pleasure to see the students engage with the stories of these communities and reflect on how we can, from our position of privilege, help the most vulnerable in our community.

Prayer assemblies are celebrated every Monday 8.45am at Lavalla and Wednesday 9.00am at Marian.