Newman News Term 3 Week 6: From the Leader of Mission and Catholic Identity

Sacramental Program

The Years 3, 4 and 6 classes have now completed their school based Sacramental program. Most recently our Year 6 students welcomed the 24/7 Ministry Team to lead them in the Confirmation Retreat program. This allows all our students to be prepared to celebrate the Sacraments in their Parish at the appropriate time. Click here to access Parish contact details and for further details.

Here at Newman College we prepare students to receive the sacraments, however families must contact their parish to know when they will be celebrating the sacraments.

Please note Confirmation will not be celebrated by any parish this year, according to the most recent statement released by the Archdiocese of Perth.

Download Temporary Suspension of Confirmation Directive by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe

Draw Near Program

Our PK-12 community has continued to work together to donate a range of items for families on bridging visas who do not have access to government support during the Covid-19 crisis. Our Mini-Marists and Gamechangers students arranged the food items into hampers to be distributed to over 30 families in our local area. Matthew’s Gospel reminds us that “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Thank you to all staff, students and families for living out this Gospel message in their generosity.

We are now halfway through this appeal. Please continue to donate generously. We are especially in need of bags of dry fruits and nuts. Our Mini-Marists and Gamechangers students will be joining St Dominic’s and Our Lady of Good Counsel to pack the food hampers.

Fathers Day

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20
This scripture passage, taken from Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal son, illustrates God’s love for each of us and echoes the love a Father has for their child.

Over the next few weeks there will be an opportunity for students at Marian, Lavalla and Marcellin to give thanks for their Dads and recognise the important role they play in their lives.

  • Marian Campus invites Dads to join for a sausage sizzle breakfast on Thursday 3 September from 8.00am followed by a Liturgy prepared and led by our Year 1 students in the Undercover Area
  • Lavalla Campus invites Dads to join on Monday 7 September for a special Prayer Assembly. There will be free coffee available from the Coffee Cart in the Undercover Area from 8.00am followed by a short prayer service at 8.45am where students will read through some of the warm wishes they have for their Dads.
  • Marcellin Campus Faith and Liturgy Captains will host Student-Led Prayer on Friday 4 September in the Champagnat Chapel at 8.20am, linked to the theme of positive male role models and giving thanks to the Dads, uncles, grandfathers, guardians who have supported them along the journey.

We are looking forward to welcoming all our Fathers to these events across the PK-12 community.

Commissioning Mass of Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist 

On Thursday 3 September, our Community Mass will include the commissioning of twelve Year 11 students who wish to serve in the ministry of Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. These students have undergone a formation program, led by Campus Minister, Br Terry FMS. As always, families are all invited to attend this celebration of the Eucharist. Mass begins at 8.10am.