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Term 4 Week 8: From The Ministry Team

30 Nov 2018

Philippines Immersion Update

On Friday 23 November, 16 Year 11 students and 3 accompanying staff members embarked on the 2018 Year 11 Philippines Immersion. This includes two students from our sister school, St Joseph’s College in Northam.

Off to a flying start, the pilgrims have already met with Fr Shay from the Columban Fathers, who shared insights from his 50 years of ministry on research, realities and political complexities that enable the erosion of child rights across the Philippines. Next stop was the PREDA Home for Girls, which helps to grow advocates for the rights of young women who have been victims of human trafficking and exploitation.
The group then had the privilege of living in harmony and collaboration with the Aeita Indigenous Village of Alibang, where they develop organic, free trade and sustainable practices for preserving indigenous culture.  The group then visited the PREDA Boys Home, which helps to grow awareness for children who have been held in jails and detention centres.

What an amazing start to an already overwhelming and eye opening experience, we cannot wait to see what the rest of the Immersion holds.

24:7 Floreat Youth Group 

Thanks to everyone that came to last week’s youth group! We had so much fun running the Floreat gauntlet of games as well as taking part in fun interactive activities around the story of Jonah. Come down next week for more of the usual Floreat fun as we get closer and closer to the big end of term event!

Start getting your jingle bells in order and your Santa sleighs ready because the Christmas party is just around the corner. More details to come…

The group meets each Sunday night (6.00pm – 8.00pm) in the Parish Centre for all young people in Years 6-12.  Call Angela 0455 960 174 or Sebastian 0403 230 395 for more information.

2019 Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation

Parents are reminded that they need to enroll their child at their local Parish to receive any of the Sacraments in 2019. Your child will be prepared for the Sacrament at school but will receive the Sacrament at their local Parish. Schools have not been permitted to celebrate their own ceremonies for the Sacraments for some years now.

Some Parishes have already opened enrolments for 2019 and will close in early February, so please contact your local Parish to ensure your child is enrolled asap. Click here to access contact details for all the local Parishes within our area.