VERITAS 

11 May 2017
Issue Thirteen
Important Dates & Correspondence
Principal's Report
SCHOOL NEWS
COMMUNITY NEWS
Infant Jesus School
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Important Dates
&
Correspondence

Important Dates and Correspondence

Term 2 2017                                                  

10-12 May                           School Camp Yr 6

 

Tuesday                              P & F Meeting

16 May  

 

Thursday                           Class Assembly

18 May                                 STEAM Parent Night

                                                 Yrs 4-6 6.30-7.30pm  

 

Monday                                Confirmation Parent & Child

22 May                                  Workshop

 

Thursday                             Parish Mass Yrs 1 and 6

25 May                                  STEAM Parent Night Yrs 1-3

                                                 6.30 - 7.30pm

 

Thursday                           Class Assembly Yr 6

1 June

 

Monday                             Public Holiday WA Day

5 June

 

Thursday                         Parish Mass Yrs 2 and 5

8 June

 

UNIFORMS

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

 

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

 

Student Free Days 2017

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

 

Term 2 - Monday 24 April      

Term 3 - Monday 17 July

Term 3 - Friday 22 September

Term 4 - Monday 9 October

 

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

 

TERM CALENDAR 2017

 




Principal's Report

“God loves each one of us, as if there was only one of us to love.”

 

Dear Parents

Last Sunday is traditionally known as Good Shepherd Sunday.  The image of Jesus as a Good Shepherd is a very popular one among Christians. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus compares himself to a gate and to a shepherd. Let us look at each of these concepts in turn to see what they tell us about Jesus.

 

Jesus, the gate: The Kingdom of God is likened to a sheepfold whose gateway is Jesus; He is the Saviour who leads us to the kingdom of God.

 

A gate gives us access to something. We go through a gate to get to what is on the other side. Those who believe in Jesus are, of course, the sheep. The only legitimate way to be a part of the sheepfold, or to be a part of God's true church and kingdom, is to enter through Jesus, believing in Him.

Jesus, the Shepherd: There are some thought-provoking points here about the relationship between the shepherd and his sheep which we can apply to the relationship between Jesus and ourselves. The voice of the shepherd was a very familiar voice to sheep, a voice that meant not only authority and leadership but also protection and tenderness. The good shepherd image is one that speaks of strong leadership (in a world of false and dangerous ‘messiahs’), compassion and protection (in the midst of cruelty and persecution) and authenticity (instead of betrayal and false accusations). Are you listening for the voice of the Lord? Are you faithfully following our one true shepherd?

 

“God loves each one of us, as if there was only one of us to love.”

(St Augustine)

 

Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. On Tuesday morning, Infant Jesus School celebrated the occasion in a special way with a school Mass and a special morning tea for our mums, grandmas and those who are mother-like figures to our children. We were blessed to have over 250 Mothers and carers join with us for this celebration. I would like to thank all those who assisted in making this celebration a special one for our Mums!

 

Mothers are wonderful human beings. They have many fine qualities that make them so special to us all.  Like a sixth sense, a mother is able to detect a child’s needs and wants and with a minimum of fuss, meet that very need or desire.  Within the household a mother is able to treat each of her children with tenderness and love as well as being able to ‘lay down the law’ when the need arises.  Mothers are capable of always being able to find time to listen, help and be there when they are needed most.  Most importantly, mothers always put their children first and foremost.

Mother’s Day presents us with a chance to reflect on the many things that our mothers do for us and continue to do for us each and every day.  It would be a tremendously difficult task to count the number of meals they have prepared, the number of items they have washed and ironed and the number of tears they have wiped away.  More significantly, to count the number of hugs, kisses and cuddles they have given to each of their children and loved ones would be insurmountable.  A mother’s love for her child is never ending.

 

Thank you to all mothers for the wonderful gifts that you are and we hope you have a wonderful day on Sunday and are spoilt rotten!  The following is a reflection in celebration of all our mothers.

 

When God Created Mothers
 

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

 

And the Lord said, “Have you read the specifications on this order?  She has to be completely washable, but not plastic...have 180 moveable parts – all replaceable...run on black coffee and leftovers...have a lap that disappears when she stands up...a kiss than can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointing love affair... and six pairs of hands.


 

The angel shook her head slowly and said,  “Six pairs of hands? No way!”

It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” said the Lord.

“It’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”


“That’s on the standard model?” asked the angel.

The Lord nodded.

“One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, “What are you kids doing in there?” - When she already knows. Another pair in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t, but what she has to know and of course, the ones in front that can look at a child when he gets himself into trouble and say, “I understand and I love you”, without so much as uttering a word.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve gently, “go to bed, tomorrow is another....”


 

“I can’t,” said the Lord. “I am so close now.  Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick, can feed a family of six on half a kilo of mince, and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower.”

The angel circled the model of a mother slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed.

 

But tough!” said the Lord excitedly. “You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure.”

“Can it think?”


“Not only think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.

 

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced.

“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord. “It’s a tear.”

What’s it for?

It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sombre. “I didn’t put it there.”

 

Prayer

Loving God,


We thank you for the
 love of the mothers you
 have given us,
whose love is so precious that it can never be measured, whose patience seems to have no end.


May we see your loving hand behind them and guiding them.
We pray for those mothers who fear 
they will run out of love or time or patience.


We ask you to bless them with your own special love. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our brother.


Amen.

 

From My Readings

Being Organised isn’t just about Being Tidy!

 

If your child has organisation issues, opening their school bag can be a frightening experience. Crumpled assignments and tests, school announcements from two months ago, missing house key—it’s a mess! Many people think of organisation skills as the ability to keep things in order. But people also use those skills to keep their thoughts in order so they can retrieve information and use it effectively.

 

Children who have weak organisation skills struggle with handling information in an effective and logical way. They often have difficulty setting priorities, making plans, sticking to a task and getting things done. These skills become increasingly important as your child moves through different grade levels. Here are four ways children use organisational skills to learn.

 

Organisation and Following Directions

Following through on directions requires children to do two things: focus on what needs to be done and come up with a game plan to do it. Both of these require mental organisation and planning. Children with strong organisational skills can often follow directions without even thinking about it. They can plan steps to get something done.   If your child has weak organisation skills, they may not be able to see the progression of steps contained in directions or even know where to start.

Organisation and Learning to Read

Children use organisation skills in subtle ways when first learning to read. Phonics (connecting sounds to letters) requires children to have what could be imagined as a mental filing system where they store the uppercase and lowercase version of a letter together with the sound (or sounds) that letter makes. Whenever children see a letter, they can pull out the sound that goes with it. The filing system becomes more complicated when children start recognizing sight words (common words children memorize by how they look) and need to match them to images of what they stand for.

 

If your child struggles with organisation, he/she may have trouble retrieving the necessary information to connect letters to sounds and groups of letters to the things they stand for.

 

Organisation and Literacy Learning which is the combination of reading, writing and grammar skills, requires a number of organisation strategies. For children to read books and write, they have to keep track of many things at once: characters and their relationships, plot, sequences of events, supporting details and the main idea. Non-fiction requires keeping track of subject-specific vocabulary.  If your child struggles with organisation he/she may not be able to gather all that information and organise it and if he/she has to stop and look up words while reading, they may not be able to pick up where they left off.

 

 

Organisation and Learning Math

Children have to use organisation skills to learn maths because it’s a very organised subject.  There are rules and procedures to follow all along the way.  Maths also involves organising information based on relationships, such as sorting things into groups by size, colour or shape.  As maths gets more abstract, many children with organisation issues have trouble keeping up because they can’t create their own categories for sorting the information.  Organisation skills are also needed to solve word problems using clue words (such as fewer than to mean subtraction) to help sort through information.

 

If your child has organisation issues, being able to store and retrieve rules and facts can be challenging.  The good news: there are ways to help your child’s lack of organisation that might make learning harder for them, but there are also strategies that can help. You could try doing a backpack makeover and using checklists and other tools to help them get organised. You can also talk to your child’s teacher about accommodations that could help your child stay organised and improve planning skills.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Organisation skills allow kids to come up with a plan and follow through to get work done.
  • Tools like checklists and planners can help kids get more organised.
  • Weak organisation skills can make learning harder, but not impossible

– By Michael Grose

Best Wishes

We take this opportunity to wish Mrs Cathy Duschka (Pre-Primary Education Assistant) all the very best for her well deserved long service leave. See you in a few weeks Cathy! 

 

NAPLAN Testing Aligns with CEWA Focus on Data

  

As students across the state prepare to participate in the annual NAPLAN (National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy) testing this week, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) has highlighted the benefits of using data to inform the best possible learning opportunities and outcomes for students. 

 

Dr Tim McDonald, CEWA Executive Director, said NAPLAN testing was one of many tools Catholic schools used to chart the development of students. 

 

“NAPLAN aligns with an increasing focus by CEWA on data analysis to deliver improvements in teaching and learning practices. NAPLAN testing is not intended to fully measure all aspects of students’ learning, but it does provide students across the country with an opportunity to demonstrate their learning in numeracy and literacy on the same day, in the same test,” he said. 

 

“CEWA assists schools with analysis of NAPLAN results to ensure each school is able to make the most of this data, including trends in results they may want to focus on.” 

 

“While NAPLAN provides data on literacy and numeracy, CEWA is implementing data analysis to deliver benefits in a variety of ways in our system. This includes a new digital learning platform, that enables educators and students to benefit from analytics on learning content in their classrooms, as well as work by our Teaching and Learning Team to analyse a variety of data on schools across the system provided by school staff,” Dr McDonald said. 

 

Catholic schools have shown sustained improvement in student outcomes in recent years, which Dr McDonald attributed both to this use of data in decision-making, as well as schools promoting cultures where each staff member is responsible for the success of each individual student. 

 

“We have terrific staff working in schools throughout WA who are committed to delivering a Catholic education that supports students in their spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional, physical and creative development,” he said. 

 

“CEWA schools aim to prepare students to thrive in our rapidly changing world. Preparing students to be confidently literate and numerate is an important part of this development, and NAPLAN testing is one way in which Catholic schools meet this need,” 

 

* NOTE – Comments are provided by Dr Tim McDonald in his capacity as CEWA Executive Director. Dr McDonald is also a board member of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). 

Music Assembly

The Choir have been working diligently this term in readiness for the Festival and will be performing at the next scheduled Assembly on Thursday 18 May when they will also receive their badges. All parents welcome.

STEAM Parent Nights

This term, our school will be holding two STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) nights. The purpose of these nights will be to share with parents what STEAM is, how it fits into the curriculum and how our school is implementing it across the year levels.

 

There will also be an opportunity for parents to participate in mini STEAM activities based around what students have been learning in class.

 

The first STEAM Parent Night will be held on Thursday 18 May is for parents of children in Years 4, 5 and 6.
The second STEAM Parent Night will be held on Thursday 25 May for parents of students in Years 1-3.  

 

As places are limited, please register your interest as early as possible by following the link.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C8GGKC2

Infant Jesus Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with the following families as they farewell beloved Grandparents :

  • Letizia family (Kieran 4W) in the sad passing of their Nonno. 
  • Newman family (Kaila 3W) as they say goodbye to their loved Great Grandfather. 
  • Blanchard family (Kai 3W and Dru PPB) as they farewell their beloved Grandfather.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in Peace. Amen.

 

Did you know?

  • There are about one billion cattle in the world of which 200 million are in India.
  • A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 kmph
  • 71% of office workers stopped on the street for a survey agreed to give up their computer passwords in exchange for a chocolate bar.

 Thought for the Week

 

Do not go where the path may lead,

go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

Ralph Waldo emerson

 

 

 

God Bless,

 

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

YEAR ONE NEWS

 

The children in Year One have had a wonderful start to the term and are very excited about their upcoming adventures. They have settled back into the routines and are looking forward to continuing their learning.

 

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Ms Jessica Lucas, our new Year One Blue teacher, who has taken over from Mrs Archer this term. We hope that she settles in well and we wish her all the best as she joins our Infant Jesus Family!

 

Here’s a short letter of introduction from Ms Lucas!

My name is Jessica Lucas and I will be your child’s teacher for the remainder of the school year. I am originally from the sunny state of Florida in the United States of America. I am coming to your lovely school from the far northern remote community of Halls Creek. I have been teaching since 2003, when I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. As a teacher, I firmly believe that all of my students are capable of achieving their personal best in all subjects. I look forward to working with you this year to assist your child’s academic and social growth.

 

Thank you for being so welcoming during my first week in your child’s class.

This term the children will investigate the changes in the world around them, as well as how their choices affect the environment they live in. The children will build upon their existing relationships with one another and discover how their choices can impact on other people.

 

Our Religious Education program for this term will focus on the following three units of work. We begin with Wonderful World. This unit will help us explore how Jesus wants people to experience the joy of Creation. The second unit We Make Choices, enables the children to realise that Jesus wants people to make loving choices, such as choosing to be friends with one another. The third unit Friends Together, gives the children the opportunity to wonder at God. The children will become familiar with Bible stories that support them to wonder at how we can live like Jesus and be loving and caring towards each other.

 

In English, the children will continue to develop their reading and writing skills. When writing, they will explore narratives, informational texts and recounts. Throughout the term the children will learn the structure of each text, how they are written and what makes them different. They will be exposed to an array of texts within each genre to immerse them in a language rich program.

The reading program has two aspects. During class time our focus is on teaching the children to read for understanding. Aspects of this include accuracy, fluency and decoding. Each child is involved in the Individual Reading Program which focuses on each child's development ensuring they build upon their comprehension, fluency and expression. In Word Study this term we will continue to build on our sound and letter identification. The children will learn familiar blends, which will support both their reading and writing development.

 

In Mathematics we will be exploring Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Location and Transformation.

In Number and Algebra, the children will continue to develop number sequence skills to and from one hundred. They will count collections to 100, partition numbers using place value, explore different number combinations and identify symbols associated with adding, subtracting and reading a total amount. Throughout the term the children will be working towards recognising, modelling, reading, writing and ordering numbers to at least 100. The children will locate numbers on a number line and continue to develop their confidence in counting forwards and backwards.

 

This term in Humanities & Social Sciences, the children will build on their knowledge of families and family structures. They will explore the past and observe some of the changes that have occurred in our world through growing and changing. They will describe differences in family structures and roles today and how these have stayed the same or changed over time. They will also compare the differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and the life of past generations.

 

History and English will be integrated with our Design & Digital Technologies program this term. Miss Phoebe will be assisting the children in learning how to use some amazing new apps to allow them to imagine what they may look like when they are older! They will also make some slideshows based on how they have changed from birth to present. The children will compare toys from the ‘olden days’ to the toys they play with today and then following the engineering design process; (Think, Design, Create, Evaluate, Share), they will create their own toy.

 

 

During their Science learning time, we will be working with the children to build upon their existing knowledge and understandings of the changes that occur in daily weather. They will consider the reasons linked to why we change our behaviour, the way we dress and how weather conditions can affect animals (i.e.: pets, animals that hibernate etc). The children will investigate how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interpret concepts of time and weather patterns.

 

The Health program, we will help the children to focus on their own personal strengths, as well as the strengths of others. They will explore their own individual achievements, sharing how they felt and how it influenced personal identities. The children will participate in games and activities which will encourage them to observe how other’s strengths contribute to successful experiences. From this the children will learn the importance of positive encouragement towards others.

 

MUSIC NEWS

CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS

Entries have now closed for the 28th Catholic Performing Arts Festival. Thank you to all the students who have entered this year’s Festival. I am sure all students will represent Infant Jesus School with excellence and we shall all look forward to expecting great things from the participants.

 

The Choir have been working diligently this term in readiness for the Festival and will be performing at the next scheduled Assembly on Thursday 18 May when they will also receive their badges.

 

Nicole Boddy

Music Teacher

 

Book Club Announcement

The best gift any parent/carer can give their child is the love of learning and the joy and benefits of quality literature. Children who read at home, or are read to, have a head start on reading success in school.

 

Please support our School by ordering Scholastic Book Club. Each order helps earn free books and teaching materials for our school. A Book Club catalogue will come home with your child twice a term during the school year. It contains a vast selection of books offered including a wide range of reading levels and interests. You’ll find award-winning books, as well as old and new favourites.

 

Every catalogue now contains gold coin books which are only $1 or $2, making it even more affordable to participate. It is easy to order. Just look over the catalogue with your child,  select the books you want, mark them on the order form on the back of the catalogue and either:

  • 1. Return the order form to the office with payment of cash by the due date.
  • 2. Log onto a computer and sign into the Loop website and pay by credit
  • 3. Download the App and order on your phone/tablet. https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au

Our first catalogue will be sent home with your child tomorrow and orders must be completed by Friday 12 May.  If you have any problems please contact Jenny in the library.

 

Thank you for your support.

Jenny Houwen Library Officer

 


Engagement

P&F News

P&F MEETING
The next P&F Meeting is being held Tuesday 16 May.  All parents are welcome and we hope to see some new faces come along.
 
LOOSE CHANGE CHALLENGE
This challenge is NOW ON! The rules are simple - there will be a change jar in every class for two weeks.  The class who raises the most wins!  The winners will receive a pizza lunch, juice, a longer lunch break AND a secret surprise!  
 
With Y6 children away at camp, we have decided to extend the challenge into next week and it will now officially close at 9am Monday morning.
 
The results are very close.  All the kids are excited about this one, so please send in your change!
 
MOTHERS DAY MORNING TEA
The P&F would like to thank all members of staff for the beautiful Mothers Day Mass and Morning Tea held on Tuesday. There was a record number of Mums and Grandmothers who felt very loved and appreciated throughout the Mass. We sincerely loved the company of our children in the hall for morning tea and we thank you for that gift. 
 

 

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISING

Infant Jesus School is raising funds. Here's how you can help...
We are raising as much as we can to support our technology and innovation room, and we need your help! Order your NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!


"The Entertainment Book is such a great way to try new restaurants. It’s also a great opportunity to help community organisations."

 

A Sample Book and Order Forms are available in the School Front Office if you wish to have a look. 

 

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

 

INFANT  JESUS FAMILY CAMP  2017
A big hello to all the families.  At this stage we have confirmed the date for the 2017 Family Camp. This will be during  the middle weekend of September/October school holidays, being Friday 29 September, and concluding Sunday 1 October.


We have reduced it by one night, but extended the last day until the afternoon. This will not be the long weekend, giving families  the option  to still make use of the  Queen's Birthday long weekend.

 

Family Camp  has been going for over 40 years, and we need to keep this tradition going, as it has made some of the best school memories for both the parents  and the kids  of those who have ever attended. 
Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857
Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888

 

3 YEAR OLD (Pre Kindy) PLAYDATE

Venue: Mighty Jungle, 10 Boag Rd, Morley

Date: Wednesday 17 May

Time: 9am

Please bring socks!

 

YEAR 6 LUNCH

Year 6 Lunch at Our Table, Grand Prom, Bedford from 11.30am this Friday 12 May.
RSVP: Ida: 040-9977-524, Liselle: 0409 297 193 or Connie: 0412 036 072

Canteen Roster

TERM 2

Friday 12 May

Pauline Spence, Billie Dewitt, Rosanna Monastra

Monday 15 May

Nicole Mesiti, Geraldine Soh, Leah Wilson

Wednesday 17 May

Sara McMenemy, Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva

 

Please see the attached Canteen Winter Menu for Term 2 and 3.

 

Accountability

MERIT CERTIFICATES 

At Infant Jesus School we are proud to celebrate the achievements of our children and all their hard work. Congratulations to the following students who will receive an Honour Certificate at our assembly next Thursday morning (18 May)

 

We congratulate the following students:

PPB     Sam Johns, Jessiah Vesco, Christian Clarke, Joshua Waters

PPW    Cooper McGuire, Daniel Boni, Laken Kaiwai, Tiana Easley

1B        Aidan Antulov, Cameron Chami, Marcus Xiong

1W      Lucas D'Souza, Allegra Ielati, Kaitlin Soh, Mack Wilson

2B       Orlando Favaro, Charlie Gioffre, Asher Jupp

2W      Ricky Mesiti, Bianca Notte, Cameron Soh, Raymond Nguyen

3B        Minh Thu Do, Vaishvi Kittan, Amelia Yates

3W      Antonella Mammone, Meghan Marino Dayan, Alexis Chan

4B        Antonio Pelle, Madison Mertens, Marie Murace

4W       Tahlia D'Souza, Daniel Fiorucci, Olivia Poropat, Taya Coates

5B         Elaria Pillera, Royce Paskin, Grace Modica, Terry Nguyen

5W       Joshua Fosberry, Shanice Penwald, Declan McCulloch

6B         Cronan Mulvey, Daniel Gianatti, Arcangelo Mammone,                           Katia Panicciari

6W        Alessio Colli, Jackson Bogaers, Cassidy Doudakis. 

 

PARKING - Admin

Please do not pick up or drop off students in the Admin Carpark. This Carpark is for office business and visitors to the school only. It is not a safe area for students to be at anytime due to the amount of traffic and delivery trucks using the space. Please use the designated pick up and drop of areas.

 

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 or online. 

 

 


Discipleship

 LADY JULIAN OF NORWICH - Feastday 8 May

A plague had swept through most of Europe, killing thousands of people. The first outbreak happened in Britain at the end of the year 1348. It happened again 20 years later. In the city of Norwich in the east of England, the plague killed at least one person in three, perhaps one in two. That meant at least 10,000 people died.

 

When the plague was over, there weren’t enough men left plough the fields or gather in the crops. So food became scarce and expensive. The poorest people suffered most. And if that wasn’t bad enough news, England was at war, fighting the French. Then, in 1372, Spain joined in with France against England. There was a huge sea battle, and the English were defeated. Many English sailors were taken prisoner and an English treasure ship was sunk. Back home, there was another poor harvest. It was a miserable winter. But then came spring and Easter. Would everything get better?

 

Not for one woman who lived in Norwich. A fortnight after Easter, she was taken ill. She was so ill by Wednesday evening that everyone thought she was going to die. Then, early the next Sunday morning (May 8), her parish priest visited her, bringing a crucifix, with a small statue of Jesus on it. “Look at it, and be strong,” he said.

 

At first she was too weak to even move her eyes. Then she managed to look at the figure of Jesus on the cross. For a moment, the room seemed to go dark and she thought these were last moments—but then she was no longer in pain! Over the next 12 hours, she saw many wonderful things in her mind—but as clearly as if they were quite real. The Lady Julian got better. Later, she wrote down the many things that she had seen when she was ill. Just one of the many sights included “a little thing, the size of a hazelnut and round, like a ball.” Then an answer came to her. “It stands for everything that has been made and everything that will made.” Julian understood three things from the sight of this “little thing” in the palm of her hand:

 

God has made everything. God loves everything. God looks after everything. Julian felt God was telling her that, yes, things go wrong in the world. There is illness, war, and famine. It can’t be helped. That is the way the world must be; but because God loves us, in the end all will be well.

 

Julian is not officially a saint, but she is remembered on May 8 in Anglican and Lutheran churches and on May 13 in the Roman Catholic Church. (Loyola Press)

 

 

"See the hand of God in all that happens" 

Mary MacKillop is in the company of all the great mystics here. It’s very human to kid ourselves that, if we flee the pressures that weigh us down, then touching the face of God would be possible.

We yearn for somewhere quiet and peaceful, but if God is truly God, then the Divine Presence is always with us.

 

Yet we keep wanting to look in other places.  We can be unaware of the sacredness of where we are. We overlook the need to go inside ourselves, to seek the God within.

 

We wait for God to come to us, but, as Mary points out, God is always with us.  It’s all about growing in awareness of this.

See the hand of God in all that happens – hard as that may sometimes be!  

"In God we live and move and have our being".

(Acts 17:28)

[email protected]

 

Parish News

THINKING OF BECOMING CATHOLIC?
BAPTISED BUT NOT CONFIRMED?

If you would like to find out more about what is involved in becoming a Catholic, or if you or another adult  you know would like to receive the Sacraments of Communion or Confirmation, please come along to our enquiry night on
WEDNESDAY 24 MAY AT 7PM
All are welcome. Please call the parish office on 9276 8500 if you would like any more information or just turn up on the night.
 

CONFIRMATION

Important Reminders

Parents and Child Workshop:

·         Monday, 22 May 7.00pm at Infant Jesus Parish Centre

Please remind your children to bring their pencil case.            

Confirmation Retreat, Formal Visitation and Mass Practice:

·         Friday, 9 June starts at 9:00am at Infant Jesus Parish Centre

Confirmation Mass:

·         Saturday, 10 June at 12.00pm and at 3.00pm

(For your child’s allocated Mass time, please check your enrolment confirmation email)

 

SAINT NAME & SPONSOR NAME: We are now finalising the certificates of all the children, please submit your child’s Confirmation-Saint and Sponsor Name Card as soon as possible.


SASH: Each child will receive a plain white sash on the day of Confirmation, but if you would like to have it decorated/embroidered, you may collect your child’s sash early from the parish office starting on Wednesday 3 May during office hours. Monday-Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Please note that sash decoration is optional only.

Yours in Christ,

Faith Rico - Sacramental Co-ordinator

 

 MORLEY YOUTH GROUP

 Infant Jesus Parish 24:7 Morley Youth Group
All youth in Years 6-12 are invited
Join us this Friday night, 6-8pm in the Parish Hall
For more info call Roger 0434 988 711 or Elizabeth 0410 554 393

COMMUNITY NEWS

Archdiocese of Perth

 

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Local news from across our parishes, agencies, schools and organisations can be delivered weekly directly to your inbox via The eRecord. It contains the latest news, events and photos from the Archdiocese. Parishes receive a PDF copy of the e-newsletter to print off and distribute for those who don’t have or don’t use email. Subscribe to the e-newsletter by sending details to [email protected]. Further info: Jamie O’Brien 08 9220 5900.

 

City of Bayswater School Parking Schedule

 

City of Bayswater Book Week Program - August 2017

 

Mercedes College

Please find attached  flyer for Mercedes up and coming College Production of The Little Mermaid, This year they will be performing 4 shows at the Regal Theatre in July.   

 

Relationships Australia

RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA – West Leederville
PARENTING COURSES
·        Parent-Child Connection      4 x weeks             Tues 6-27 June
·         Parent-Teen Connection      (DAYTIME)            Sat 10 June
·       Kids and Technology                                            Thurs 22 June
·         All About Anger – for Parents of Teens           Wed 28 June
Go to www.relationshipswa.org.au or ring 6164 0200 to enrol

Chisholm Alumni - College Musical VIP Night

The Chisholm College Alumni will be hosting its annual VIP event at the college musical on Wednesday 17 May 2017. This year’s show is Mary Poppins.

 

Tickets are $20 each and includes the best seats in the house on opening night, drinks and nibbles pre-show and at interval.


For tickets please email [email protected]
 

 

VERITAS 
2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (as from 27 April).pdf
Entertainment Book Flyer (May).pdf
Canteen Menu Winter 2017 PDF.pdf
Infant Jesus School Code of Conduct Parents.pdf
Archdiocese of Perth Newsletter 30 March.pdf
City of Bayswater Parking.pdf
Children's Book Week 2017.pdf
Bayswater Library.pdf