VERITAS 

14 September 2017
Issue Twenty-nine
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
SCHOOL NEWS
COMMUNITY NEWS
Infant Jesus School
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Important Dates
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Important Dates and Correspondence

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Term 3 2017

Friday 15 September

Quiz Night 7pm

 

Saturday 16 September

Reconciliation Enrolment Mass 6.30pm

 

Sunday 17 September

Reconciliation Enrolment Masses 9.30am, 6pm

 

Monday 18 September

Learning Journeys K - Year 6 from 3.30pm 

 

Tuesday 19 September

P & F Meeting

 

Wednesday 20 September

Athletic Carnival

 

Thursday 21 September

End of Term

 

Friday 22 September

Term 4 2017

Monday 9 October 

PD  Day All Staff

Student Free Day

 

Tuesday 10 October 

Students Commence

 

Thursday 12 October 

Parish Mass Years 1 & 6

 

Saturday 14 October 

Reconciliation Commitment Mass 6.30pm

 

Sunday 15 October 

Reconciliation Commitment Masses 9.30am, 6pm

 

Tuesday 17 October 

Board Meeting

 

Thursday 19 October

Class Assembly Year 1

Term Calendar 2017

 

Student Free Days 2017

Our tentative dates for Student Free Days for 2017 are as follows:

     

Term 3 - Friday 22 September

Term 4 - Monday 9 October

 

Parents need to note that these days may change, due to availability of Professional Development requests for staff.

Uniforms

Uniforms can be purchased from Lowes located at the Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre.

 

Lowes have advised that any quality issues regarding uniforms can be addressed with their Mirrabooka Store directly and exchanges will be made on faulty stock. New shipments will be arriving soon with all stock and sizing available.

 

For opening times and online orders go to www.lowesschoolwear.com.au

 

iNewsletter Information

We will soon have a facility to allow Readers of this Newsletter to read it in any language at the press of a button. More information in Term 4.

 

Newsletter Deadline

If you have articles for the Newsletter please be aware that the Newsletter is assembled on Tuesday and Wednesday and then emailed out on Thursday. It is helpful to assembly to have articles as early as possible. Thankyou






Principal's Report

Learning Journey 

Dear Parents,

 

The end of the term is rapidly approaching with only one week remaining.  It has been a very busy, yet a rewarding term with wonderful achievements noted.  It is pleasing to watch students and teachers engage in daily activities and to note the satisfaction in achieving pleasing outcomes. 

 

All staff are to be commended for their interest and commitment to working with young children who require positive role models in their formative years. 

 

The support from parents and the very strong partnership between home and school are highlights in this community. As Principal, it is most encouraging to have the active and positive support of both the Infant Jesus School Board, led by Mr Ric Olivieri, and the Infant Jesus School P&F Association, led by Mrs Nicola Cecchele. Both of these organisations are fantastic supports for the school.

First Communion

What a great opportunity for the community to come together for the celebration of our First Communion recipients last weekend. Congratulations to all our students on receiving this special Sacrament and they were most fortunate to once again participate in a parish mass today.

 

We particularly thank Fr Greg Burke, Miss Rebecca O’Connor and Miss Stephanie Duffy for their efforts with the Year 4 classes and for being present at all the masses. We also recognise the efforts of Frank Colangelo, Melissa Myles and the Parish Sacramental Team (Mrs Faith Rico and Mrs Sue Goodwin) for coordinating and helping with the organisation at the various masses.

 

The generosity and commitment shown by staff by attending these masses over the weekend was wonderful.  Thank you!

Farewell Father Sunny

As parents are aware, Father Sunny will be leaving the Infant Jesus Community at the end of September. Yesterday will celebrated a special mass of thanksgiving to pray for Fr Sunny and wish him well as he takes up his new position at St Ives in Sydney.

 

At the end of Mass, we presented Fr Sunny with a few gifts on behalf of the students, staff and parent community of Infant Jesus School.

Best Wishes Fr Sunny!

 

 

Learning Journey

At Infant Jesus our goal is to develop a community which fosters life-long learning and an attitude which promotes achievement of full potential in an environment embedded in our Gospel values.

 

Our Learning Journey session enables parents, children and the school to come together to support, share and celebrate each child’s learning.

 

At Infant Jesus our Vision for Learning is based on our beliefs that:

  • Children are competent and bring a wealth of experiences and knowledge to the learning task.
  • Children are involved in making choices which supports their unique way of learning.
  • Children are engaged in meaningful and purposeful tasks which include action and reflection.

The aims of a Learning Journey are:

  • To allow children to take responsibility and be accountable for their learning.
  • To help children build reflection and goal setting for their own learning.
  • To help children develop a love of learning and begin to see themselves as life long learners.
  • To encourage a wider range of child/parent communication.
  • To enhance / support parent communication and participation in school.
  • For children to develop pride in their learning.
  • To encourage communication that focuses on learning and development.

At the end of the Learning Journey session, parents are encouraged to fill out a short survey in the class. As a school, we are keen to get feedback on how we can improve our Teaching and Learning and this is one strategy we are adopting to gather some further information about our school.

 

Parents are reminded that the class Learning Journeys will take place next Monday afternoon from 3.30pm - 5.35pm. available times have been posted outside each classroom.

 

Footy Finals Fun Day

The Wellness Ministry have been busy organising the Footy Finals Fun Day to celebrate the end of the Australian Rules football season. Tomorrow, all children are invited to wear an item of clothing that represents their favourite football team- this could be at national level (AFL), state level (WAFL) or local level in exchange for a gold coin donation. All money raised will go towards supporting our Infant Jesus Parish.

 

After lunch, the children from Pre-Primary to Year Six will be placed into teams and participate in a variety of activities. Parents are welcome to attend and lend a hand. Many thanks to the Year Six Wellness Ministry and Mr Sheridan for organising this event.

Reconciliation Sacramental Program

This weekend the children in Year Three begin their preparation to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

 

Their preparation begins by attending Mass at 6.30pm this Saturday, or this Sunday at 9.30am or 6.00pm. Families only need to register their child in the foyer of the Church before or after the Mass.

 

Next term the preparation will continue with a Reconciliation Parent Night on Monday 23 October. The children will attend a retreat at the Schoenstatt Shrine on Wednesday the 25 October, all parents who have completed the volunteers workshop are welcome to attend.

 

The children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Week 5 of Term 4.  The Parish will be providing more information for parents as the children continue their preparation to receive this sacrament.

Faction Athletics Carnival

The Infant Jesus School Athletics Carnival will take place next Wednesday at the Noranda Sporting Complex/Athletics Track (access via Wylde Road).  

 

The day will commence at approximately 9:15am and should conclude around 2:30pm.  All children are to arrive at school for the usual start time. Buses will leave school at 8:50am at the latest.  Similar to last year, the carnival will take on a tabloid format involving a rotation of team games as well as relays and individual races.          

 

Children are asked to wear a plain tee-shirt in their faction colour. If the tee-shirt has a motif on the front or back, children can wear the tee-shirt turned inside out.  We also encourage them to wear sunscreen because they will be out in the sun for the majority of the day. All items need to be clearly marked with their name. Mascots, hair ribbons and banners are allowed to encourage team spirit; however, NO HAIR DYE OR FACE PAINT will be permitted.

 

Please be aware that it is anticipated that the children will only be sitting in their bays during lunch time and during their designated rest time. On the day, they will need to bring their recess, lunch, hat and a bottle of water.  As children will be constantly moving to different stations, we invite all parents to follow along and support their children throughout the day. Spectators are allowed to sit in the marked viewing area only. This is to ensure the safety of all competitors.

 

Parents are asked to refrain from standing too close to the finish line or entering staff/student areas at all times.

 

If parents wish to take their child home at the completion of the carnival, a letter needs to be given to class teacher. Please note, children will not be permitted to go home with other parents or friends.  Parents are only permitted to take their child from the Athletic Carnival. Please do not ask on the day as the request will be denied as we have a duty of care and a responsibility of keeping accurate records with regards to children’s attendance.

 

I know that the children are looking forward to a fun day where they can showcase their athletic skills! 

 

 

P&F Quiz Night 

I wish the P&F Association all the very best for the Quiz Night tomorrow evening. Much work has gone on behind the scenes to make sure that this night is a success. Thank you to the organising committee for all their work and planning that has gone into this event.

 

I also THANK the many members of the Infant Jesus School community who have contributed donations, prizes and gifts for the night. This certainly assist the Quiz Night raise some funds for the school.

 

As I am one of the Quiz Masters tomorrow evening, I have a copy of all the questions (and answers). In the interest of raising further funds for the school I am open to 'bribes!'

 

Best wishes to all involved, I am sure it will be a very successful evening!

 

Prayer

The Beatitudes of a Different Kind

 

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves:

They will have no end of fun.

Blessed are those who can tell a mountain from a molehill: They will be saved a lot of bother.

Blessed are those who know how to relax without looking for excuses: They are on the way to becoming wise.

Blessed are those who know when to be quiet and listen: They will learn a lot of new things.

Blessed are those sane enough not to take themselves too seriously: They will be valued by those about them.

Happy are you if you can appreciate a smile and   forget a frown: You will bring others to the sunny side of the street.

Happy are you if you can be kind in understanding the attitudes of others even when the signs are unfavourable: You may be taken for a fool but this is the way of the Gospel.

Blessed are those who think before acting and pray before thinking: They will avoid many blunders.                            

Happy are you if you know how to hold your tongue and smile, even when people interrupt and contradict you: The Gospel has begun to seep into your heart.

 

Above all,

Blessed are you who recognise the Lord in all whom you meet: The light of truth shines in your life for you have found true wisdom.

 

Amen

 

Summer Uniform

Next term, all students move back into their summer uniform.  Children are permitted to wear their winter uniform up until the end of Week 2 if necessary.

 

All students are required to be in the full Infant Jesus School uniform by week 3 of Term 4. Parents are reminded to have all items of school clothing clearly labelled as we constantly have items of school uniform in our lost property.  

Reminder

Last day of Term 3 is next Thursday 21  September.

 

School Resumes for all students on

Tuesday 10 October

Did You Know...?

  • If you take any number between 1 and 9 and multiply them by 9 the sum of the two numbers will always be 9. e.g. 7x9 = 63.
  • Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day.
  • Australia is the only country that is also a continent.

Thought for the Week

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

Skill is knowing how to do it.

Virtue is doing it.

(Thomas Jefferson)

 

 

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

YEAR ONE LEARNING

This term in Year One the children have been investigating the changes that have taken place in their world through growth and change. The children have continued to build upon their existing relationships with one another and have discovered how they can care for themselves, others and creation.

 

The Year One Religious Education program for this term began with the unit Loving Others. The children explored the many ways that they use their bodies including their senses. The Year Ones wondered at what their bodies can do, and wondered about God, who created the human body and loves each of them. The children have also discovered how people work by caring for self, others and creation. They have looked at how people belong to many groups. They will then explore how people can come to belong to God’s family through the sacrament of Baptism and have been busy exploring how people in God’s family show they belong by the special action – the Sign of the Cross.

 

Throughout Term Three, the children have continued to develop their reading and writing skills. When writing, they have explored procedural texts, narratives and recounts. Throughout the term the children have learnt the structure of each text, how they are written and what makes them different. They have been exposed to an array of texts within each genre to immerse them in a language rich program. In Word Study this term the children have continued to build on their sound and letter identification and spelling choices of these sounds.  The children have learnt familiar blends, which has supported both their reading and writing development.

 

This term in Mathematics the Year Ones have continued to develop number sequence skills to and from one hundred. They have counted collections to 100, partitioned numbers using place value, explore different number combinations and identified symbols associated with adding, subtracting and reading a total amount. Throughout the term the children have identified and explored sharing a collection of objects into two equal portions and split an object into two equal pieces, creating an even and fair share. The children have also explored three dimensional shapes. They recognised and classified shapes according to their obvious features. The children have also observed the characteristics of half-hour time while reading time on analogue and digital clocks.  In addition, the children have collected, organised and interpreted data by participating in daily graphing through our question of the day.

 

This term in Geography, the children have explored the natural features of Australian landscapes. They have built on their knowledge of places by identifying the features of various landscapes and discussed how the climate, temperature and rainfall effects these landscapes. The children participated in an excursion to Kings park earlier in the term, where they explored the natural features of Perth and investigated the traditional way of life of the first people who lived here. To complete the inquiry unit, the children have explored the equator and the Northern and Southern hemispheres and described how the position of the hemispheres to the equator impact on the landscapes.

 

Design & Digital Technologies Geography and English has been integrated with our Digital Technologies program this term. Miss Phoebe has assisted the children in learning how to use Scratch Jr to enable them to represent their understanding of the features of Australian landscapes.

 

Chemical Science is the topic of study for Term Three, whereby the students have predicted and compared how the shapes of objects made from different materials. They have studied how objects can be physically changed through actions such as bending, stretching and twisting.

 

In Health the Year Ones have been focussing on describing the changes to their physical appearance, compared to when they were younger. The children have explored the tasks they are allowed to do by themselves and explaining how these have changed since they were younger.

 

 

CARNEVALE

This morning the Infant Jesus School Concert Band performed at Carnevale in Forrest Chase. Carnevale is a street concert in celebration of the role The Arts have in Catholic Education.  The Band performed three pieces, ‘Fires of Mazama', ‘Poeme' and ‘Ghosts of the Lost Ship’. The level of musical expertise demonstrated by the band was excellent with many members of the public commenting on their amazing sound.

 

Many thanks to our band director, Natalie Le Goueff for all of her hard work.

 

 

FOOTY FINALS FUN DAY

Tomorrow, Friday 15 September The Wellness Ministry will be holding an afternoon (after lunch) of football and sporting skills.  All year levels from Pre-Primary to Year 6 will be placed in different AFL and WAFL teams and will rotate around a variety of activities containing different skills.  The children are allowed to wear a piece of clothing of their favourite football team for a gold coin donation.  All money raised will go to our Infant Jesus Parish.

 

This will be a fun afternoon,  but we will need some parent helpers to lead the different activities.  Please complete the following form to let us know if you can help. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FootyFinalsDay

 

The Wellness Ministry

 

 

 

FACTION ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

As you are aware the Infant Jesus School Athletics Carnival is scheduled for Wednesday 20 September. The details are below.

 

Athletics Carnival Details:

Venue:            Noranda Sporting Complex Athletics 

Date:               Wednesday 20 September 2017
Year:               Levels:Year 1 - Year 6 students (Pre Primary for second                                  half of the day)
Mode of Transport:    Westside Bus Company
Departure Time:   8:40am (Pre Primary departing school at 12:00pm)
Return Time:           2:30pm

 

Information for children:

•    Students will need to bring food, water and a hat.

•    Students are to wear their sport uniform.
•    The children may wear a shirt that is the same colour as their  
       faction with no other writing, pictures etc. A coloured bib will be
       provided where necessary.
•    The children may bring running shoes.
•    Our Year 6 Leaders will be providing extra support on the day.
•   Parents are welcome to attend. Programs will be placed in the
       newsletter closer to the day.
•    Permission notes have been sent home.
•    Permission notes are due back by Friday 15 September

 

Child Pick Up from the Carnival:

If you want to pick your children up from the carnival then you need to advise the classroom teacher in writing prior to the carnival. Please return this written note along with the permission note by Friday 15 September.

 

Parent Helpers:

If you are able to help on the day of the carnival then please tick the box on the permission note. There are a variety of jobs that we need assistance with even if it is only for part of the day. The help is greatly appreciated.

Mr Sheridan

YEAR ONE EXCURSION TO KINGS PARK

Last week the Year One children went to Kings Park where they learnt about this history of this magnificent place. The children participated in a variety of activities. Many thanks to the parents who volunteered to assist. 

 

 

MUSIC NEWS

On Thursday 21 September at 11am the Australian School of Performing Arts will be at Infant Jesus conducting a vocal workshop for all girls from Pre-Primary to Year 6 interested in joining the Australian Girls Choir. The workshop will include fun rhythym, singing and movement activities. The children interested in participating on the day need to complete an Australian Girls form and hand it back in to the Music Department before Monday 18 September.

Nicole Boddy

 

WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN 

This year we are participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths. From Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 19 September we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school or at your local Woolworths.

 

At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft and Sport. If you’d like to know more visit woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn. A box has been placed in the office for you to put your completed sticker sheets.  If you have any questions about this promotion then please come and see me.

 

 

 

 


Engagement

PARENT & FRIENDS NEWS

 

QUIZ NIGHT INFORMATION
We're so excited for the Quiz tomorrow night!  Have you all been studying? 
A few reminders for those attending:
- Doors open at 6:30pm
- Quiz starts strictly at 7:00pm
- Parking is available in the pre-primary car park
- Entry into the school will be via the gate between the year 3 classrooms and the library, accessible from the pre-primary carpark
- There are no tickets, please tell the ladies at the door your Table Name and you will be directed to your table
- The quiz is licensed only, strictly NO BYO
- There is a cash only bar selling spirits, beer, wine, cider, soft drinks and a selection of snacks
- Limited pizzas will be available for purchase on the night
- If you have pre-ordered platters they will be delivered to your table after you arrive
- Pre-ordered pizzas will be delivered to your table from 7pm
- This event is CASH ONLY.  Please bring cash for silent auction items, drinks and snacks you may wish to purchase.  There will be games and a raffle with plenty of great prizes, so be sure to bring your gold coins too
- Round topics for the quiz are : Sport, History, General Knowledge, Music, Science & Technology, Geography, Film & Television, Infant Jesus Knowledge

Best of luck to all attending and we hope you have a wonderful night!

 

QUIZ NIGHT RAFFLE

 

Not attending the quiz but would like to take part in the raffle?  Our lovely P&F ladies will be in the Piazza and Pre-Primary areas at pick up and drop off tomorrow selling tickets.

 

 

QUIZ NIGHT SILENT AUCTION

Bidding has commenced on our silent auction. Please see our facebook page for a full list of items, or email [email protected] to have the list sent to you.

 

 

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL SAUSAGE SIZZLE

A friendly reminder that the sausage sizzle lunch will be available at the Athletics Carnival next Wednesday for children (Pre-Primary to Year 6), parents and spectators attending the event. The sausage sizzle is pre-order ONLY and all forms must be received by this Friday. Please see form attached.

 

 

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL MORNING TEA

A morning tea will be available for purchase on the morning of the carnival. Keep an eye out for faction coloured treats!  Please see the girls in the canteen at the oval to purchase.

 

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

 

YEAR 6 CATCH UP

When:    Thursday 5 October at 7pm
Venue:  Jamocca (Noranda Shopping Centre)
RSVP:   by 28 October to Liselle 0409297193,

Connie 0412036072 or Ida 0409977524.

Let's have a bite to eat and organise the Year 6 Dinner/Dance.  All welcome, more the merrier, many hands make light work etc. 
 

PRE PRIMARY PARENTS CHRISTMAS GATHERING

This has been set for Friday 27 October 8pm, 663 Newcastle Street, Leederville.  Please contact Belinda 0410682991 or Gabrielle 0402140181 for details.

 

FATHER AND SON CAMP

Please see attached information regarding this year's Father and Son Camp.

 

CANTEEN ROSTER

Term 3

Friday 15 September

Rosanna Monastra, Belinda Chami, Sarah Ruggiero

Monday 18 September

Sandrine Teo, Franca Colli, Tracy Caputo

Wednesday 20 September

Sara McMenemy, Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva

Friday 22 September

STUDENT FREE DAY - END OF TERM 3

 

Thank you  for all the help you have given over the Term to our Canteen and to our Students.  

 

Term 4 commences with the Summer Menu.  

Accountability

 VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP AND CODE OF CONDUCT 

To assist with school based events, please ensure that both of these have been completed. 

1. Complete the Volunteer Workshop 

2. Read and Sign the Code of Conduct which is new in 2017.  
It is a requirement that not only the Parent Volunteer Workshop has been completed, but the school based Code of Conduct has been signed and returned to the office.  

 

Copies of the Code of Conduct are available from the front office. 

 

VISITING THE SCHOOL - NEW SIGN IN PROCEDURES

An iPad is now available for entering the school during school hours. This replaces the sign in book. Please follow these procedures:

  • Sign in and receive a Lanyard or Exit Card
  • Enter the school
  • Sign out and return the Lanyard

All visitors to the school must sign in i.e. Parents dropping things off, Parents picking up students, Volunteers helping Canteen or Class, Students arriving late,  Maintenance workers etc.

 

PROLONGED ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL OF A STUDENT DURING SCHOOL TERM

There is an approval procedure that must be followed if you are taking your children out of school for several days.  

  • Letter or email must be sent to the Principal and Teacher advising the school of the circumstances of the absence. 
  • School then formally approves the absence with a letter sent to Parents.

It is important to note that the Education Act states that all children need to be at school at all times during the school year.

 

Prolonged absences should only be taken if it is essential for illness, pastoral and family reasons. In this instance it is a requirement that parents provide a valid explanation, in writing, for children’s

non-attendance at school.

 

It is also important to note that prolonged absence from school will impact on children’s learning.

Discipleship

SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM  -    Feast day September 13

People who are willing to stand up for what is right and condemn what is evil leave their mark on the world. But they also may find themselves with enemies. John Chrysostom, an eloquent bishop-preacher of the fourth century, understood this.

 

John was born around 347 in Antioch, Syria. His father died when he was a child, so his mother guided his education. John was a gifted student. At 18, he experienced a religious conversion and began to study the Bible. Three years later, John joined a group of monks in the mountains. He left them to live as a hermit in a cave. But his health suffered, and he returned to Antioch. There others quickly noticed his gifts as a monk, a biblical scholar, and an eloquent speaker. Soon he was ordained to the diaconate and was ordained a priest at 39.

 

In 397, John was made the bishop-patriarch of Constantinople. He lived a simple life, giving his wealth over for the building of hospitals, and he set about reforming the clergy and the city. He deposed bishops for buying their way into office. John sold much of the expensive furniture in the bishop’s residence and gave the money to those who were poor. He attacked wealthy people for misuse of their riches. John sought to reform the lax clergy, to straighten out the badly managed budget, and to rid the land of violence. His zeal for charity and justice angered the empress, Eudoxia, and provoked the jealousy of Theophilus, the patriarch of Alexandria. John was impeached and exiled. Even though he had the support of Pope Innocent I, John was exiled even farther away and died en route in 407.

 

The role of a true prophet is to comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comfortable. John Chrysostom did just that.

POPE FRANCIS AND THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

"The Church proclaims "the Gospel of peace" (Eph 6:15) and she wishes to cooperate with all national and international authorities in safeguarding this immense universal good. By preaching Jesus Christ, who is himself peace (cf. Eph 2:14). (Evangelii Gaudium...The Joy of the Gospel... #239).

 

PARISH NEWS

 

 SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
Congratulations to all the 72 children who received the Sacrament of First Eucharist this weekend, Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September. We thank all the families for coming and for supporting the children in their faith journey. 
 
​We thank everyone who has been involved in this very important celebration. We especially thank the children’s teachers, Ms Stephanie Duffy and Ms Rebecca O'Connor and all the parish catechist teachers for their wonderful work in the children's preparation.
 
Special thanks to our Parish Priest Fr Greg Burke, Fr Sunny Abraham, Fr Tadgh Tierney and Fr John Pallippadan, School Principal Mr Paul Hille, PREP Co-ordinator Mrs Sue Goodwin, School Deputies, Mr Frank Colangelo, Miss Clare Moffat and Ms Melissa Myles for their continuous support in the program. We also thank the 24/7 Youth Ministry group who facilitated the children's retreat. We also acknowledge the support and help of Mrs Billie Dewitt, Mrs Angela Youens, Mrs Cheryl Macpherson, Mrs Chris Andrews and all the parish and school staff and volunteers. 
 
Thank you all very much.
Faith Rico


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
ENROLMENT MASSES -THIS WEEKEND

Families who wish to enroll their child in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this year will need to attend one of the Enrollment Masses below. 

·         Saturday 16 Sept at 6.30pm OR
·         Sunday 17 Sept at 9.30am OR
·         Sunday 17 Sept at 6.00pm
Please remember to register your child's name at the church foyer before or after the Mass. 
 
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 
RECONCILIATION COMMITMENT MASSES:

·  Saturday 14 Oct at 6.30pm OR
·  Sunday 15 Oct at 9.30am OR
·  Sunday 15 Oct at 6.00pm
 
RECONCILIATION-PARENTS INFORMATION NIGHT
·  MONDAY 23 OCTOBER, 7.00PM AT THE PARISH CENTRE
 
RECONCILIATION RETREAT AT SCHOENSTATT SHRINE
·  WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER 
 
FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FAMILY RETREAT
·  MONDAY 6 NOV 5.30PM OR 6.00PM OR 6.30PM OR
·  THURSDAY 9 NOV AT 5.30PM OR AT 6.00PM

 

Yours in Christ,
Faith Rico

 

FIRST COMMUNION PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING.

All those beautiful memories of the First Communion last week will last a while—the children looked so lovely and the families so happy. Mayfair Photography have delivered the proofs of the photos for viewing. Please come to the Infant Jesus Parish Office, Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm to view the proofs and to place an order if you wish.  Please note that photographing the proofs is NOT permitted, since all photographs are copyrighted to Mayfair.

 

 

INFANT JESUS PARISH 24:7 MORLEY YOUTH GROUP

All youth in Years 6-12 are invited to join us this Friday night, 6-8pm in the Parish Hall.  For more info call Roger 0434 988 711 or Elizabeth 0410 554 393.

 

GOD IS THERE WAITING FOR ME TO TUNE IN!

 

God gave me such a sense of His watchful presence
Mary MacKillop 1871

The Sufi mystics tell of some confused and worried fish that spent all their time swimming around and around searching for the sea.  One day, they came upon a fish noted for its great wisdom.

 “Where is the sea?” they anxiously asked.

“Stop being so anxious and busy.  

Don’t you realise you are already in the sea?”

 

It’s easy to identify with those anxious and busy fish! Mary MacKillop is telling us to live in the Loving Presence of a Divine Someone else.

 

 If we have love in our hearts, we shall have God with us
 Mary MacKillop 1890

God is not an optional extra, but is the Great Reality behind the small realities of each day.

God is a ‘watchful presence’, always alive and active and present for us. Do we need to take a specific time each day to remember we live in the Love Mystery?

 

Lean on God more and less on ourselves…
Mary MacKillop 1877

 My presence will go with you   (Exodus 33:14)

([email protected]osephite.org.au)

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Archdiocese of Perth

 

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Relationships Australia

 “Mums Raising Teen Girls”

·         The importance of the mother-daughter relationship:
·         How mums can be positive role models for their daughters:
·        How to better understand the challenges of their daughter’s teenage years:
·         How mums can enhance their daughter’s self-esteem 
Date:     Monday 9 October 2017   Time:  6.30pm to 9.00pm                         Where:  22 Southport St, West Leederville
Bookings are essential – please phone 6164 0200 to enrol.
 
“Dads Raising Teen Girls”

·         Building a positive relationship with your teenage daughter:
·         Issues teenage girls face today:
·         How to cope with the changes in your teenage daughter:
·         What do teenage daughters need from their dads;
·         Practical ways you can help her make better choices.
Date:     Monday 9 October 2017  Time:     6.30pm to 9.00pm                          
Where:  22 Southport St, West Leederville

Bookings are essential – please phone 6164 0200 to enrol.
 

Sisters of St Joseph

22-24 Sept    ‘COME AND SEE’ - You are Invited to ‘Come and See’ the Josephite Way of Life.   An opportunity for you to explore your dream, vision, pathway in the spirit of Mary and Julian. Sharing from the Sisters - the story so far.  Will you write the next chapter?
When:  22-24 September (Gathering at 5pm on 22 Sept and finishing at 10am on 24 Sept)    

Venue:  ‘Kilmolee at Safety Bay’, 182 Arcadia Drive, Safety Bay 
Enquiries:   Alma Cabassi rsj:  [email protected], 0419 044 136. (Flyer available, from Laura)
 
29 Sept  PRAYING OUR EXPERIENCES – growing awareness of God in my every day.  Praying Our Experiences is about recognizing and inviting God in our every day.  This is a directed contemplative gathering, followed by personal reflection time.
Theme:  ‘Angels’ … Angels have been a part of prayer life, liturgy and in Scripture. On this feast of archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, we review the role of angels.          

When: Friday 29 September 2017   Time: 10.30am -12.00noon  
Venue:  Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth          

RSVP: Essential by Tuesday 26 Sept.  P (08) 9334 0999  

E: [email protected]  .

 

Living Eucharistically Nourished and Sent Forth

Conducted by Professor Clare Johnson
On Wednesday 4 October  | 7.00pm – 9.00pm
At Newman Sienna Centre, Doubleview

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