Newman News Term 3 Week 6: From the Deputy Principal Mission and Catholic Identity

Fathers Day

We wish all fathers and father figures in our community a wonderful Father’s Day for this Sunday.

As a College community, we celebrated the gift of our fathers, grandfathers, uncles and father figures this week. The annual Fathers Day sausage sizzle and liturgy at the Marian Campus, the Lavalla Prayer Assembly and the weekly 8.10am Community Mass on Thursday were occasions in which we could acknowledge and show our gratitude for the gift of our fathers and father figures in our lives, while remembering and honouring the legacy of those fathers and father figures who have left our lives. As a College family, we remember those in our community who are unable to share this Sunday with their father or father figure.
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Year 11 Remar Blue Caravel Solidarity Retreat – Mullewa, WA

Currently in its seventeenth year, Newman College’s Year 11 Remar Blue Caravel are undertaking their annual Solidarity Retreat in the community of Mullewa, Western Australia. In what continues to be one of the significant faith, service and leadership opportunities offered by the College through the Remar Program, our students will again be connected to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School and Parish, as well as supporting the annual Mullewa Agricultural and Wild Flower shows. How proud we can be of their boundless generosity, commitment to practical service.

The hard work, commitment and contribution that our students make to the community of Mullewa has been acknowledged by the Bishop of Geraldton, Bishop Michael Morrissey.

It is special that students from Year 11 travel to Mullewa. I do hope this year will go well and be a blessing for the students as they travel to Mullewa this week.

I will keep the students in my prayers for safe travel and for a great experience in the Midwest.

God’s blessings,

Bishop Michael

Thank you to the following staff who are accompanying our students for this opportunity:

  • Mrs Clare Cole-Carter (Leader of Youth Ministry & Advocacy)
  • Miss Genna Spadaccini (Year 2 Teacher and Blue Helm)
  • Miss Jamie Pedler (Physical Education Teacher, Marcellin Campus)
  • Mr Matthew Wilson (Physical Education Department)
  • Br Paul Murphy (Teacher, Marcellin Campus)

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 weekly 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.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). It exists to provide young Australians with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia. This year the ACYF will be held in Perth between 8 – 10 December. Young people between the ages of 14 and 35 from around Australia will be invited to:

  • Participate in high-quality formative and experiential opportunity for young Catholics to encounter Jesus Christ, in the context of the Catholic Church in Australia;
  • Listen to and discuss the issues and challenges in the lives of young Catholics in Australia;
  • Engage with local examples and connections of vocations, social action, liturgy and prayer, catholic music and faith formation.

Students in Year 9 from the College will be invited to apply to attend ACYF. This event will take the place of the Remar Embarkation Camp this year.

Our Lady of Grace North Beach – Change of Confirmation Faith Formation Date

Please be advised the change of date for the Faith Formation event. The new date is Tuesday 17 September, 7.00pm

2019 Vinnies Drive-In, Sleep-In

The 2019 Vinnies Drive-In, Sleep-In invites families, friends and workmates to spend a night at the only drive-in theatre in Perth and learn more about the challenges people in our community face. Funds raised support Vinnies services for Western Australians who are doing it tough.

  • When: Friday 18 October
  • Where: Galaxy Drive-In Theatre, Kingsley
  • Registration: There is $95 registration fee per vehicle which goes towards the team fundraising target of $500.

On the night participants can purchase items from food trucks and will watch Disney’s “Toy Story 4” and Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” before sleeping overnight in their cars.

Breakfast will be provided in the morning. Click here to register.