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Newman News Term 4 Week 9: From the Director of Mission and Catholic Identity

09 Dec 2021

Term Dates – 2022

Click here to view the term dates for 2022.

Mini Marists 

Our Mini Marists from Year 6 connected with the Kuya Centre for Street Children in the Philippines. Students had a chance to connect with some of the children at the centre, who have been given an opportunity to be educated and given a second chance at life after living on the streets without any family support.. It was a timely reminder for our own students about the real meaning of Christmas – a time of great hope when we prepare for the coming of Christ and find those things that we can be so grateful for in our lives such as our friends and family.

Mini Marists

St Vincent De Paul Thank you 

The local members of the St Vincent de Paul wish to thank the students of Newman College for their generous donations of food goods for Christmas Hampers.  These hampers will be distributed to the needy in our nearby neighbourhoods. They are always received with gratitude by those who are struggling financially.  A big thank you to teachers Aleisha Bryson, Simon Martino and all the teachers who encouraged and co-ordinated the collection.  Thank you to the parents who, no doubt, paid for the goods.

Happy Christmas

Br John 
Wembley Conference President 

Student Christmas card making for residents of local nursing homes 

Some of our students were recently involved in a project to spread joy and happiness to people living in local nursing homes. Students created and decorated their own Christmas cards and included special Christmas messages inside to bring a smile to the residents. As you can see from the photographs, they were gratefully received.

 

Game Changers Launch 

After a successful year of Game Changers, we are excited to launch the Game Changers program for 2022. This Catholic youth ministry program for Year 7-12 students in Marist Schools seeks to form Christian leaders by making Jesus Christ known and lived among them. Students benefit from regular meetings, faith formation experiences and service opportunities.

Student Leaders Gathering 28-30 November 

At the end of November, 10 of next year’s student leaders attended the 2021 Student Leaders Gathering facilitated by Marist Youth Ministry. In addition to students from Newman College, this gathering also included students from Bunbury Catholic College and St Joseph’s School, Northam.

The 3-day event was developed to strengthen and empower next year’s school leaders and involved a variety of workshops and reflections specifically created for this group of students. The gathering concluded with Mass in the Marcellin Champagnat Chapel at Newman College.

 

Thursday Morning Community Mass 

Our Thursday morning Community Mass has become a significant part of the life of the College and we are very grateful for the support we receive from our community each week. We particularly appreciate the talented musicians who play and sing during Mass along with the support of their teachers Ava Bilton and Sean Davies.

I would also like to thank our community of priests who have supported our community so generously this year. Monsignor Kevin Long, Fr Ruben Cardona, Fr Israel Fr Garner Fr Christian Iridi, Fr Emmanuel Tv Dimobi.

We look forward to welcoming you to Mass at 8.10am on the first Thursday of Term 1 2022.

Sacramental Dates 2022 

The information regarding the sacramental dates for 2022 is now available from our neighbouring parishes. Please see the dates listed through the links below and contact the relevant parish office for more information.

 

Notices from Local Parishes

St Cecilia’s Church

Western Australia Young Salesians