VERITAS 

07 September 2017
Issue Twenty-eight
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

Thursday 7 September                                   

Parish Mass Years 2 and 5

 

Friday  8 September                                        

First Eucharist Retreat

 

Saturday  9 September                                  

First Eucharist Mass - 6:30pm

 

Sunday 10 September                                         

First Eucharist Mass - 9:30am & 11:30am

 

Tuesday 12 September

Board Meeting

 

Wednesday 13 September

Whole School Mass-11:00am

 

Thursday 14 September

Class Assembly Year 5

 

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

CATHOLIC DAY

Student Free Day  

Term Calendar 2017

 

Student Free Days 2017

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

     

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 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

 

Dear Parents,

 

This is a good place for us all.

This is a nourishing place for us all.

This is our school, and we are proud of it.

 

I have always considered Catholic schools to be happy places. Places where ‘growth is witnessed’ and where ‘life is shared’.  I do not need to remind parents of how fortunate we are to belong to a school such as ours. The educational opportunities, resources and facilities available to our children are indeed, very good. As we approach the end of another school term, we can reflect on some enriching, memorable and successful undertakings that have taken place at Infant Jesus School during the term.  We have many very committed and enthusiastic people, including staff, parents and children, who give their own time and talents to create a positive atmosphere at this school. 

 

First Communion

This weekend we turn our attention to another community event, namely the Sacrament of First Eucharist.  A couple of years ago, Pope Benedict had a question and answer session with a group of First Communion children. When the Pope was asked about his memories of his First Communion, his response contained the following. "I understand that Jesus had entered my heart, he had actually visited me. And with Jesus, God himself was with me. And I realised that this is a gift of love that is truly worth more than all other things that life can give."

 

Holy Communion is an incredible gift and the amazing thing about the gift is that it can be unwrapped time and time again in our lives and every time we do this, the gift will be brand new.  Each new unwrapping gives us the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what the gift actually is.

 

In 2003, Pope John Paul II published a letter on the Eucharist which gave a clear insight into the nature of the gift: “We talk of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, because Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist is a presence in the fullest sense, where Jesus is wholly and entirely present.  The Consecration at Mass changes the whole substance of the bread into the Body of Christ and the whole substance of the wine in the substance of his blood.”

 

For us, who have so many distractions in life, we might sometimes forget about God, forget about the Eucharist, forget to pray each day, forget to attend Mass.  First Communion Day for a family member, can be a time of renewal for all family members, perhaps a time to unwrap the gift again and discover an understanding that is truly relevant to where we are in life. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of God’s love and love is something that all of us can use plenty of.

 

 

This weekend, approximately 72 students from the schools and parish will celebrate their First Communion. The children, their families and their teachers have been preparing for many weeks for this important occasion.  The Sacrament of the Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation in our Catholic faith – the other two are Baptism and Confirmation. The Eucharist is the continual celebration of our Christian life.
 
In Holy Communion, Jesus comes to each one of us.  Sharing this mystery together makes us one with each other and one with Jesus.  We are joined in a special way with Jesus and the family of God.  For many of our Year 4 students, these coming weekends will be a special time when Jesus comes to be one with them as they continue on their faith journey and grow into strong and loving people in the family of God.
 
As a school community, we keep in our prayers the students and their families from the school and parish who will be receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist over the coming weekends and celebrate the communion it brings to us all.

 

Mia Adams

Grace Astone

Madeline Autunno

Dorothy Bao

Lydia Brisbane

Angelique Clayton

Taya Coates

Emma Cosa

Ella Delpero

Tahlia D'Souza

Daniel Fiorucci

Chloe Firns

Madison Fosberry

Sophie Gaston

Chloe Gianatti

Leo Gjini

Lilliana Herrmann

Zac Jacobsen

Jenna King

Joseph Kolarikal

Aurelia Leach

Kieran Letizia

Eva Lombardi

Andre Lucano

Rosaria Mammone

Emma McDonnell

Maya McGuire

Matilda Meade

Madison Mertens

Lilly Middleton

Alissa Miranda

Marie Murace

Kristy Nguyen

Mathia NguyenLe

Amie Notte

Jack Oakley

Emilia Olivieri

Noah Ortin Sieczka

Jazmyn Papa

Makala Parker

Antonio Pelle

Marcus Pereira

Dan Pham

Benjamin Pinneri

Emily Poat

Olivia Poropat

Domenic Pugliese

Antonio Radice

Adam Romeo

Julian Romeo

Lucas Rossi

Lydia Sammells

Justin Soh

Alyssa Soh

Sarah Sparks

Sophia Tan

Simon Tran

Jacob Wilathgamuwa

Mack Williams

iLearn at Infant Jesus

Yesterday we hosted the Executive Director of Catholic Education WA, his Directors, a number of Catholic school Principals and members of their school leadership teams, educational consultants and teachers to our school to share in how Infant Jesus School is trying to challenge and reshape the teaching and learning program through our innovative approach to pedagogy and technology.

 

Principals and lead educators heard teacher’s stories, visited our  student’s classrooms, and listened to children sharing their learning experiences. 

 

The response from the day was very positive, with guests remarking on how well spoken our children were when asked about their learning. The day allowed Infant Jesus Staff to not only share their own practice, but also collaborate and network with staff from like minded schools. 

 

Infant Jesus Website Relaunch

The Infant Jesus School Website has been updated and relaunched. We are very excited to share this new and improved website showcasing a more contemporary picture of our school community. Our new website features many new items and reflects our thinking and direction as a LEADing Learning School. 

 

http://www.infantjesus.wa.edu.au

Parish Celebrations

As you aware our former parish priest, Father Sunny Peackal,  will be moving to his new pastoral appointment and will be relocating at the end of the month to NSW. We also officially welcome Father Greg Burke back to our Infant Jesus Community. 

 

We have decided that it is fitting as a school to farewell Father Sunny and welcome Father Greg at a Eucharistic celebration. This event will take place next Wednesday, 13 September, at 11:00am in the Parish. We welcome all parents and friends to this special celebration in the life of our church. 

From My Readings 

 

I recently came across this parable from an unknown author which encourages us to reflect on how we cope with adversity.
 
A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up; she was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and turned each hot plate to high. Soon the pots came to the boil. In the first pot she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and in the last pot she poured ground coffee beans. She let the three pots sit and boil without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
 
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see". "Carrots, eggs and coffee," she replied.
 
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.  Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
 
The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?" Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however, after they were in the boiling water they had changed the water.
 
Which are you?" she asked her daughter. When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? Are you the carrot that seems strong but with pain and adversity do you wilt and become soft and lose strength? Are you the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did you have a fluid spirit but after a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have you become hardened and stiff? Does your shell look the same but on the inside, you are bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart? Or are you like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavour. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. 
 
When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
 
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
 

Have a wonderful week.

 

Prayer

As we pray, we remember those students who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, their parent’s families and teachers.

 

 

Jesus,
On the night of the Last Supper you gave us yourself in the Eucharist
To unite us with you and with one another.
You teach us with your Word, 
You nourish us with Holy Communion,
You strengthen our faith in you, Lord.
You help us to serve others as you did,
You listen to our prayers and petitions,
You bless us with grace in abundance,
You forgive us our faults and our wrongdoings,
You bring us your life and your love.
Through our celebration of this sacrament,
May we come to you in thankfulness.
May we never forget your great love.
Draw us closer to you, fill us with your love
And help us to serve you in those we meet.
Amen
 

Infant Jesus Family

Our Thoughts and prayers are with Tina Fazari (Teacher KW) whose beloved Father passed away recently.  

 

We pray also for the Commisso Family (Isabella 2W) whose beloved Grandfather passed away recently. 

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen

 

Best Wishes -
Mrs Irene Baginski

We wish Mrs Irene Baginski, our School Bursar, all the best for her Long Service Leave. We hope she has a wonderful break and returns refreshed and energised for the start of Term 4.

Did You Know...?

  • The average child recognises over 200 company logos by the time they enter first grade.
  • Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
  • In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Thought for the Week

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. 

 

 

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

KINDERGARTEN LEARNING

This term the Kindergarten children have been learning all about God’s creation. They have read the Story of Creation from the Bible and have discussed how amazing God is to create this world and everything in it. The children have identified their favourite part of creation as well as viewed the creation story.

 

The children have been busy exploring the natural and constructed elements in the outdoor environment. They have collected items and used the iPad to take photos of their observations and then sorted them accordingly. The children have investigated ways of caring and sustaining our environment.

 

From class discussions about the Creation Story the children have identified areas that they would like to explore more deeply. These are farm animals, growing plants and mini beasts. The children have developed wonder questions about what they would like to learn about these areas.

 

Some of the Wonder questions are:

- I wonder why God made these creatures with different bodies?

- I wonder what plants and animals need to grow?

- I wonder what these animals eat?

- I wonder where these animals live?

 

In the area of literacy, the children have been encouraged to write for different purposes. For example, label their drawings/paintings, recount events and write letters to their friends. Any attempt to write is praised and cherished, as we want the children to feel relaxed and confident in their attempts to write, rather than feeling anxious about making a mistake. We want the children to “have a go” with their writing.

 

We have continued to support the children’s learning about rhyming words. The children will be involved in many different activities where they will need to identify initial sounds in familiar words, such as their names and other words through fun activities and games.

 

In Mathematics this term, the children have continued to explore and extend knowledge of number and recall what number is missing in a number line 1-10 and beyond. The have identified and compared collections of objects and described if there is more, less, the same or not the same. To develop their spacial awareness, they have explored positional language using the book Rosie’s Walk.  

 

In Science, the children have integrated measurement by comparing the heights of the plants they have been growing in class. 

 

 

FOOTY FINALS FUN DAY

On 15 September (Friday of Week 9) 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

 

 

CAMP QUALITY

On Monday the fourth of September everyone went to an assembly in the hall. It was about cancer. They taught us that you can not catch cancer from someone else, it is very rare to get cancer when you're born and there are lots of different types of cancer like breast cancer, blood cell cancer and prostate cancer. When you have cancer you get a type of medicine called Chemotherapy. It has some side effects. These include: losing your hair, eyebrows, having a sore tummy and getting very tired.

 

Being sun smart prevents skin cancer.

 

If you know someone who has cancer, a great thing to do is make them laugh.

- Year Three Students

 

 

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.

 

We congratulate the following students:

PPB        Dru Blanchard, Tahlia Erceg, Eva Del Borrello,

                  Nicholas Lucano

PPW      Abigail Tutt , Owen Eyre, Gilbert Nguyen, Maria Pugliese

1B           Isla Di Dio, Tessa Kolarikal, Oliver Martinovich

1W         Grace Allpike, Alessio Castrianni, Anton Di Nella,

                 Leah McManus, Albert Nguyen

2B          Marco Boni, Ethan Johnson, Dylan Vu, Ava Rozario  

2W        Bianca Roxburgh, Olivia Gatti, Ella Adams, Ryan Bai               

3B          Charlie Jackson, Lucia Cugola, Dominic Kosovich,

                Zara Thaung

3W        Sebastian Gibson, Erin D'Silva, Brigitte McMenemy,

                 Cyara  Quartermaine

4B            Madeline Autunno, Chloe Firns, Simon Tran

4W         Jenna King, Julian Romeo, Lydia Sammells,

                  Jacob Wilathgamuwa

5B           Emily Civello, Mikayla Giglia, Natalia Truong, Joseph Miraudo

5W          Ruben Dewitt, Gabrielle Fernandes, Declan McNamee

6B           Brian Nguyen, Ella King, Sasha Stepanko

6W         Amanda Joseph, Layla Firns, Akiena Gunawardene

 

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 today
•    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

 

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

The committee has decided to open the last tickets for individual purchase. Tickets available for $15 each, please email [email protected] to book. 

 

QUIZ NIGHT FOOD ORDERS

Pizzas and dip platters are available for pre-order before Monday 11 September.  Please see the attached form to order.

QUIZ NIGHT DONATIONS

We are still in need of donations to be used as prizes on the night.  In particular chocolates and items we can include in hampers. Any businesses who donate vouchers or products will be promoted on Facebook and on the night of the event. Please drop items into the school office or email [email protected] if you would like us to collect them.

 

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL SAUSAGE SIZZLE

A sausage sizzle lunch will be available to purchase for both adults and children attending the Athletics Carnival.  To order please see the attached form and return by Friday 15 September.

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

YEAR 5 PARENT DINNER

When:    Friday, 8 September at 7pm
Venue:   Italians Restaurant, Morley
RSVP:    ASAP, Maria 0410 151 110
Hope you can make it!

 

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. 
 

YEAR 5 INFANT JESUS NETBALL

Infant Jesus Pink Diamonds won 2017 Premiership for their division in Junior Netball.

 

FATHER AND SON CAMP

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

 

CANTEEN ROSTER

Term 3

Friday 8 September

Rosanna Franceschino, Lisa McCarthy, Marisa Gulluni

Monday 11 September

Louise Staltari, Wanita Gentile

Wednesday 13 September

Pramila Crasta, Emily Dayan, Louise Murace 

 

The attached Winter Menu continues for Term 3. 

 

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 TERESA OF CALCUTTA  5 SEPTEMBER

When we think about the difference that love can make, many people very often think of one person: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. A tiny woman, just under five feet tall, with no tools except prayer, love, and the unique qualities God had given her, Mother Teresa is probably the most powerful symbol of the virtue of charity today. 

 

Mother Teresa wasn’t, of course, born with that name. Her parents named her Agnes—or Gonxha in her own language—when she was born to them in Albania, a country north of Greece.

 

Agnes was one of four children. Her childhood was a busy, ordinary one. Although Agnes was very interested in missionary work around the world, as a child she didn’t really think about becoming a nun; but when she turned 18, she felt that God was beginning to tug at her heart, to call her, asking her to follow him.

 

Now Agnes, like all of us, had a choice. She could have ignored the tug on her heart. She could have filled her life up with other things so maybe she wouldn't hear God’s call. But of course, she didn’t do that. She listened and followed, joining a religious order called the Sisters of Loreto, who were based in Dublin, Ireland.

 

After two months in Ireland, spent mostly learning how to speak English, Agnes got on a boat (in 1928, hardly anyone took trips by plane), and 37 days later she arrived in the beautiful, busy, complicated country of India. In India, Agnes took her final vows as a sister and took the name Teresa, after Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower. She spent 15 years teaching in a girl’s school in Calcutta, a job that she loved and was very good at. But then one day, she heard that call again.The voice in her heart was telling her that she was to make a very big change in her life—that she should leave her teaching position and go into the streets of Calcutta and care for the poor. 

 

So Sister Teresa listened and said yes. She had lived in India for years, and she knew how desperate the poor of that country were, especially in the big cities. It was these people, the dying poor, that Sister Teresa felt a special call to love. After all, these were people who had absolutely no one else in the world to love them. Not only were they poor, but they were also dying. Why did their feelings matter? Wouldn’t they be gone soon enough? Teresa saw these people differently. She saw them through God’s eyes, which means that she saw each of them as his dear child, suffering and yearning for some kind touch or word, some comfort in their last days on earth. She heard that call and chose to live it out—to let God love the forgotten ones through her charity.

 

As is the case with all great things, Teresa’s efforts started out small. She got permission to leave her order, to live with the poor, and to dress like them, too. She changed her habit from the traditional one to the sari worn by Indian women. Her sari would be white with blue trim, the blue symbolizing the love of Mary. She didn’t waste time, either. On her very first day among the poor of Calcutta, Mother Teresa started a school with five students, a school for poor children. That school still exists today. She quickly got some training in basic medical care and went right into the homes of the poor to help them.

Within two years, Teresa had been joined by other women in her efforts, all of them her former students. She was soon “Mother Teresa” because she was the head of a new religious order: the Missionaries of Charity.

 

The Missionaries of Charity tried to care for as many of the dying as they could. They bought an old Hindu temple and made it into what they called a home for the dying. Hospitals had no room or interest in caring for the dying—especially the dying poor—so the dying had no choice but to lie on the streets and suffer. The sisters knew this, so they didn’t wait for the poor to come to them. They constantly roamed the streets, picking up what looked from the outside like nothing but a pile of rags, but was actually a sick child or a frail old person.

 

When a dying person came or was brought to Mother Teresa and her sisters, they were met with nothing but love. They were washed and given clean clothes, medicine, and—most important—someone who could hold their hand, listen, stroke their foreheads, and comfort them with love in their last days. Mother Teresa’s work of love started out small, but it isn’t small anymore. There are more than four thousand Missionaries of Charity today, living, praying, and caring for the helpless in more than a hundred different houses around the world, including in the United States.

 

Mother Teresa died in 1997, but even now, when we think about her work, we can learn all we need to know about love: It doesn’t take any money or power to love. It doesn’t take great talent or intelligence. It simply takes love. Mother Teresa did wonderful, brave work in caring for the forgotten, but if there’s one thing she would want you to remember about love, it’s that you don’t have to travel to foreign countries to practice the virtue of charity. In fact, love has to start where you live.

 

POPE FRANCIS AND THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

"Keeping our missionary fervour alive calls for firm trust in the Holy Spirit, for it is he who "helps us in our weakness" (Rom 8:26) (Evangelii Gaudium "Joy of the Gospel" #280).

 

PARISH NEWS

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM

Important Reminders:
First Eucharist Retreat and final practice:
Friday, 8 September starts at 9:00am at Infant Jesus Parish Centre

 

This is a free dress day - Infant Jesus School children will be brought to the Church by their teachers.  Please remember to bring a plate to share.  Remind your children to bring their jacket and pencil case.

 
First Eucharist Masses:
·         Saturday 9 September at 6.30pm 
·         Sunday 10  September at 9.30am and at 11.30am

Please arrive one hour before the Mass and bring your child to the Parish Centre. Please check your email for other information and your child's allocated Mass time.
 
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION


Enrolment Masses:

Families who wish to enrol their child in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this year will need to attend one of the Enrolment Masses below:

Saturday 16 September at 6.30pm OR
Sunday 17 September at 9.30am OR
Sunday 17 September at 6.00pm

 

Please remember to register your child's name at the Church Foyer before or after the Mass.

 
Commitment Masses:
Saturday 14 October at 6.30pm OR
Sunday 15 October at 9.30am OR
Sunday 15 October at 6.00pm

 

Reconciliation - Parents Information Night:

Monday 23 October at 7pm at the Parish Centre

 

Reconciliation Retreat at Schoenstatt Shrine:

Wednesday 25 October

 

First Reconciliation and Family Retreat:

Monday 6 November at 5.30pm or 6pm or 6.30pm or

Thursday 9 November at 5.30pm or 6pm

 

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.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Archdiocese of Perth

 

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SERVITE COLLEGE

ART EXHIBITION - 14/15 SEPTEMBER

The Infant Jesus community is warmly invited to join us for our Art Exhibition during 14-15 September.

 

Good Shepherd Catholic School

PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH MAJOR MITCHELL PRODUCTIONS

See the attachment for further information.

 

TINY TOTS TENNIS

Weekly Classes - Holiday Programs

3-4 Years, 5-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years.

Ring now for your Trial Lesson

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LOWES 

We are pleased to be able to offer the following Lowes ‘School Formal Promotion’ to all Primary Schools for end of Year proceedings or special occasions.


 

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