Newman News Term 4 Week 2: From the Leader of Mission and Catholic Identity
Newman College has launched its Christian Service Learning Program, Living Marist, with Year 7 and 8 students. The purpose is to engage students in service activities that challenge them to reflect, discern and act in the community. Students have participated in a range of activities across, recently supporting Lavalla and Marian students. Congratulations to our students and keep up the good work. There actions espouse the Marist values of Family Spirit and Love of Work.
Key Dates – Next fortnight
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SOCKTOBER –Catholic Mission
October marks World Mission Month, a celebration of the global work of the Church and the dedication of missionaries as they reach out and support children and communities in need around the world.
Socktober for Mission Month encourages students across Australia to kick goals on and off the pitch to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children in Thailand and around the world.
Throughout next week students will be involved in several activities to raise awareness of the work of Catholic Mission and on Friday 29 October all students are encouraged to show their support by wearing their brightest, loudest and craziest socks and donating a gold coin. All funds raised will be contributed to Catholic Mission.
More information about Socktober will be shared through our social media channels.
Thursday morning Community Mass
All students and families are invited to attend our Thursday morning Community Mass in the Champagnat Chapel. Mass commences at 8.10am. Each week, a year group from primary and a Guild from the secondary, host the celebration for our College. e way of attending the mass, however it would be great to see families come together particularly in these uncertain times.
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
Term 4 is our annual Christmas Appeal fundraiser. Every year, Newman College, partners with Floreat and Doubleview St Vincent de Paul groups to create hampers for families in our area who without support, will not be able to celebrate Christmas.
Our commitment to this appeal, brings Christian joy and hope to families.
More information about this appeal will be shared in the coming weeks.
Across PK-12, students will be asked to bring in a particular item to assist in creating the hampers.
Last year we were able to create more than 120 hampers for families within Doubleview and Floreat, I know this is something we will be able to do again.
St John Henry Newman
October 9 is the Feast Day of St John Henry Newman. As the name chosen for our College it is an important day to celebrate our PK-12 community. Our students from Kindy to Year 11 gathered to celebrate the Eucharist with Fr Israel. St John Henry Newman challenged his contemporaries to be open to change and it is only through change that we can be perfect and know truth.
Marist Connect Night
On Tuesday afternoon, our Year 11 and some Year 12 students, gathered with students from St Joseph’s Northam and Bunbury Catholic College to reflect on belonging to a Marist community.
The students look at Marcellin Champagnat and his formation from a shy and timid young boy into a bright, confident, and out going young man. Students discussed how the joyful experiences in our life, often provide an opportunity for us to grow and better understand the person God is calling us to be. Thank you to Marist Youth Minister, Liam Street for his preparation of this event and Charlotte Eaden, alumni who has returned to work with this students.
We look forward to growing our partnership with Bunbury and Northam in 2022.
Ministers of Communion Commission
Thursday Week 1, students were recently commissioned by Monsignor Kevin Long, to become Ministers of Communion. This role is an important calling to serve the Newman College community and also their local parish. Congratulations to our students and families for undertaking this important role in the life of the Church and our College.