Newman News Term 3 Week 8: From the Director of Mission and Catholic Identity

People listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses. – Evangelii Nuntiandi 

As a Catholic community we strive to be witnesses to our young people and each other through our actions. The final two weeks of term 3 sees our attention drawn to our Year 12 students. Our prayer in the final two weeks is they finish and finish well, recognising the dignity of each other and celebrating the success of their time at Newman College. As a Marist community we like Champagnat, hope that their lives may be an echo of what they have been taught during their time at the College. 

Newman College Parents Morning Retreat: Golden Thread 

Our Marist Tradition offers our community so many different opportunities for formation. This term we are offering a Parent Retreat. Br Bill is the Director of the Hermitage located in Mittagong NSW. Throughout the year, he comes to Newman College to work with staff in faith formation. He is scheduled to return this term in Week 9 and once again spend the week with staff across the College. This time we are offering a Parent Retreat focussing on the Golden Thread. All are invited to attend, regardless of their religious experience. Please register here

Morning session: Thursday 15 September 9.00am – 11.00am  

Community Mass 

A warm welcome is extended to the whole Newman College community to join us for our regular Thursday morning Community Mass commencing at 8.10am in the Champagnat Chapel on the Marcellin Campus. The Mass is celebrated by a Priest from one of our local parishes and is hosted by both secondary and primary school students. The schedule for the next 2 weeks is as follows; 

Week 9 
Thursday 22 September, Fr Garner hosted by Catherine & Yr6 Blue 

Week 10 
Thursday 29 September, Mons Kevin Long hosted by Brigid & Yr6 Green