VERITAS 

29 June 2017
Issue Twenty
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

                                                                                                               

26-28 June                        Optional Parent/Teacher Interviews 

 

Thursday                           Whole School Mass Yr 1

29 June                              11.00am  Year 6 ihour presentations

 

Friday                                   End of Term 2

30 June                                11.00am   Year 5 ihour presentations

                                                 1.10pm   Year 4  ihour presentations

 

Tuesday                              Term 3 begins for students

18 July

 

Term 3 2017

Monday                                 Staff Professional Development Day

17 July                                   STUDENT FREE DAY

 

Tuesday                                 Students Commence Term 3

18 July

 

Saturday                               First Eucharist Enrolment Mass 6.30pm

22 July

 

Sunday                                  First Eucharist Enrolment Masses 9.30am and        23 July                                  6pm

 

Tuesday                                Interschool Cross Country

25 July

 

Thursday                             Assembly

27 July                                 Performing Arts

 

Monday                                School Photos

31 July

 

Tuesday                                School Photos

1 August

 

Thursday                             Parish Mass Yrs 1 and 6

3 August

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 PD 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 3.

 

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

End of Term 

Dear Parents,

 

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. The 'Power of One' Christian Witness initiative is an example of this at our School.

 

Congratulations to all the students for their efforts over the term. I am sure that the students who have worked hard, paid attention in class and gave of their best have achieved the results deserved.

 

All parents received their child’s/children’s report this week. It is important, as parents are undoubtedly aware, to take the time to discuss the report with their child.  Teachers’ comments are important and should be used as ‘indicators’ in areas which a child may work towards improving.  I encourage parents to arrange interviews with class teachers if there is some area of concern, so as to develop a collaborative approach towards assisting the child with their schooling.

We congratulate and thank the staff for their commitment and efforts this term. It has been extremely busy with the numerous events planned within the school - most importantly the preparation and participation of the students in the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Next term our attention turns to the Sacrament of Eucharist for our Year 4 children.

 

Last week, in the midst of some trying weather conditions, our Year 6 students participated in the Interschool Lightning Carnival. I am most grateful to Mr Sheridan, Mr Colangelo and Mrs White as well as the parents who assisted with the various teams. I  especially recognise and thank the parent helpers who coached a team; Mr King, Mrs Panicciari, Mr Pinneri, Mrs Rivera, Mrs Sciullo, Mrs Sim and Mr Sparks; and all the other parents who came and supported in some way at these events.

 

Lastly, I hope all members of our community, particularly our students and staff, have a very enjoyable, relaxing and refreshing two-week break.

 

Stay safe and I look forward to seeing everyone after the holidays.

 

School resumes for students on Tuesday 18th  July.

Some ideas . . .

Spending Quality Time with your Child ~ Holidays

  • Talk with and to your child - promote and encourage conversation... try to find out as much as you can about your child’s day.  Finding out even small things gives you a common experience to discuss.
  • Find out what is happening at school ...e.g. the current  topic/theme  special event.
  • Make the best use of time… play word games, have discussions in the car on the way to holiday activities,  holiday destinations, sporting events etc.
  • To make the best use of the holiday time - leave household chores until later if possible!
  • Have an organised / expected time of the day / evening to share the experiences of the day, stories etc...
  • Use the holidays to ‘catch-up’ on literacy activities—e.g. visit or join the local library, visit the museum.
  • If your job involves literacy in any way, try to make this a part of your child’s experience, e.g. visiting mum/dad’s workplace, watching mum/dad with the work that they bring home
  • Involve children in everyday literacy activities, e.g. reading a recipe, instructions, labels on food items, menus, TV guides, the newspaper, making a shopping list, doing the shopping, writing a letter, sending a birthday card.  

 Catholic School Funding

Please find attached a copy of a letter from Dr Tim McDonald, Executive Director, Catholic Education Office in regards to the Federal education funding reform policy.

 

Best Wishes

We take this opportunity to wish Mr Frank Colangelo all the best for his well-deserved long service leave break commencing the beginning of Term 3. We hope Mr Colangelo has a wonderful time away from the ‘busyness’ of school life and is able to spend some time relaxing with his family.

 

We also wish to announce that Mrs Fiona Cole (Italian Teacher) will be leaving us at the end of the term. We take this opportunity to thank Mrs Cole  for her services over the last 18 months, to the Infant Jesus School community.  We wish Mrs Cole all the  best for the future and thank her for her efforts. 

Welcome

We welcome to the Infant Jesus School community Mrs Christine Padua who will be teaching the Year 1 class from the beginning of Term Three (replacing Mrs Tara Johnston).

 

Mrs Padua has been working at Infant Jesus School this term in the Pre-Primary class, and for the past week, she has been working alongside Mrs Clementson in Year 1W.  This time has enabled Mrs Padua gain a better understanding of each of the children in the class, as well as become familiar with the school program, class routines and expectations.

 

I am sure you will join with me in welcoming Mrs Padua to the Infant Jesus School community. 

25 Year Anniversary - Infant Jesus Church

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the new Infant Jesus Church. Fr Sunny and the assistant priests, along with the Parish Council and the various active committees within the church are planning for a big celebration to recognise the occasion. Three bishops, including Archbishop Costelloe will be attending the Masses over the weekend of  26 & 27 August.  

 

As you know, Saturday 19 August is an Infant Jesus School Family Mass. There will be a number of opportunities for our community to be involved, particularly as Friday 25 August is IJ Day!
 
Further information will be shared with the community closer to the event, but at this stage please mark the days in your calendar.

 

Prayer for the Week

 

We hope that everyone will have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable break, spending time with their families and friends.

 

Lord, bless each member of our families.    

As we begin our holidays, watch over us and

protect us.

Grant us your wisdom,

 your grace

and the strength to live lives of goodness.

Help us to honour each other with words of

respect, forgiveness and love.

To listen with the heart as well as the head.    

To give and not count the cost.

To be patient and persevering when all seems lost.

Bless my family, Lord, each one of us this day.    

Bless and protect us.

Amen

 

Pre-Kindergarten Program

 

Pre-Kindy (Three-Year-Old) Applications

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten at Infant Jesus School is an educational program for pre-kindergarten children.  The program at the school is very much play-based and helps the children develop independence and creativity by offering interesting and fun activities, that are developmentally appropriate, in a semi-structured form.  The program follows a routine similar to Kindergarten where the children are in the care of a teacher and a teacher assistant for the education of the session, but parent help is encouraged.

Who May Attend the Program?

The 2018 program is offered to children who would have turned THREE by 30 June 2018 and plan to continue attending Infant Jesus School in 2018 and beyond.  Regulations prevent us from taking children until they have turned three years of age.  Please note that enrolment at the Infant Jesus School Three-Year-Old program does not guarantee a place in the Four Year Old Kindergarten Program.  Interviews will be conducted for both places.

 

Interested parents are asked to contact Mrs Cheryl Macpherson at the school office for enrolment forms for 2018 Three Year Old program.

Term Three Important Dates

Monday 17 July   Student Free Day

  • Staff Professional Development Day 

Tuesday 18 July  

  • Students Commences Term 3

Saturday 22 July

  • First Eucharist Enrolment Mass

Sunday 23 July

  • First Eucharist Enrolment Mass

Monday 31 July

  • School Photos

Tuesday 1 August

  • School Photos

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

We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.

 

Have a Great Holiday!

 

God Bless,

 

Paul Hille
Principal

#ExpectGreatThings

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Learning

Understanding your child's Report

The following attachment has been included with your child's report this Semester. 

 

Mathematics

It is important that everybody learn to do some calculations mentally when paper and pencil or a calculator is not handy. Over the next few weeks we will be look at the development of beginning mental math strategies that a parent might help a child learn at home. 


Mental math should not be confused with the memorisation of basic mathematics facts — such as knowing the times-tables by heart. While memorising basic facts makes mental math easier, doing mathematics mentally requires both memorised facts and the manipulation (strategies) of numbers and operations in order to solve problems that are much more complex than the simple number facts we can easily memorise. 


The following mental math strategies are arranged in general order from the easiest strategies children can learn to perform in their head to more difficult and challenging mental math gymnastics. 


Strategies for Addition 
Doing addition problems in your head is probably the best way to start doing mental math. Even young children — 5, 6, and 7 year- olds— can do the easiest strategies below. While the first few may seem trivial to adults, they are a good way for children to begin learning to do mental math. 


When the words “hearing” and “saying” are used in these strategies, they mean “hearing in your head” and “saying in your head.” 


◆ Adding One 
Adding one means hearing a number, then saying one number up —or counting up one number. The best way to introduce this to your children is to say a number out loud and then, after allowing them time to think, have them tell you the next higher number. Make it 
fun by having your children tell you a number and then you tell them the next number. Start with low numbers and, when your children are able to count higher, move to larger numbers. 
 

i-Hour Presentations - Year 6

Students in Year 4-6 have been participating in i-Hour this term, an exciting new initiative at Infant Jesus School. They have been working hard for five weeks with nine other students from their year level, following the engineering design process to solve a problem in our world. In groups of five, students have been brainstorming, planning and creating a solution for this problem. They have had certain tasks and requirements to meet along the way, working towards a final presentation session held this week in the Library where all of the Term 2 i-Hour groups have the chance to present their ideas to classmates, teachers and parents.  

 

The following groups of Year Six students presented their ideas today.

 

Helena, Imogen, Kasey, Katia and Xander presented the Fur Real App to bring awareness of animal cruelty in the circus.

 

Leah, Cronan, Daniel, Arcangelo and Noah presented a Bush Fire Awareness App to help the prevention of bush fires in Australia. 

 

 

Massimo, James, Arpita, Akiena and Alex presented Smoke Free - an advertising campaign to target teenage smoking prevention.

 

 

Cassidy, Elizabeth, Ethan, Jayden, Amanda and Sophia presented Sticky Notes Foundation to assist disadvantaged people gain employment.

 

 

Pastoral Care Ministry News

The Pastoral Care Ministry has decided to bring back collecting ring pulls for Brother Ollie's Wheelchair for Kids. We find this cause a simple, but effective way to use excess ring pulls – rather than throwing them out. The aluminium is then used to make the frames of wheelchairs for kids. We are very eager to start and hope our ideas will be appealing to all. There are posters which will be displayed around our school community.

 
Another cause we are determined to support is the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. We find that this cause is one of the most significant as giving to others less fortunate is something that  we,  at Infant Jesus School, believe is very important. We will begin collecting for the Winter Appeal for two weeks from Term Three. So over the holidays start looking at any spare blankets or bedding, pots and pans, clothes or non-perishable food to bring in to support those in need.
 

 

Art Club

Thank you to the children who participated in Art Club this term. It has been an overwhelming success and we were very happy to dedicate time to help the children express their creativity in a variety of ways. Miss Duffy, Miss Allegretto, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Wyllie and Mrs Tampalini. 

 

Music News - Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Festival is drawing ever closer and the information regarding Performances is now readily available. 
The Infant Jesus Choir, the Year 4 Choir and the Infant Jesus Concert Band will be showcasing their hard work at a special Performing Arts Assembly on Thursday (Week 2) next Term and the dates for their Performances at the Festival are as follows:
 
The Infant Jesus Choir:
Liturgical Section
7th August 2017 (Monday)
11:15am - 12:00pm
St Benedict’s Parish Church, Applecross
 
The Infant Jesus Choir & The Year 4 Choir:
Choral Section
22nd August 2017 (Tuesday)
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Vasto Club, Balcatta
 
Infant Jesus Concert Band
Concert Band
22nd August 2017
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Newman College, Marist Auditorium 
 
Please also note that all individual instrumentalists who have entered the festival now have their dates and times for their respective Performances.
 

Year Two Excursion

Yesterday the Year Twos went on an excursion to Dolphin Theatre at UWA to view a fantastic production of “The Arrival”.  This play was adapted from Shaun Tan’s award winning book of the same title.

 

This play involved mime, puppetry, digital animation and amazing artworks.  We were all enthralled by the presentation and on our return to school we used the Clip app to recall and recount our experiences. These short movies were shared with our parents via Seesaw.

 

 

Sport News 

LIGHTNING CARNIVAL

Last week, our Year 6 children represented the school at the CPSSA Lightning Carnival at Carine Open Space and Noranda Netball Courts. Initially there were concerns about the weather, but it turned out to be a fantastic day. Every child tried their best and showed sportsmanship to their opponents. Well done to every child that competed on the day and I hope you enjoyed it. A special thank you must go to the parents who volunteered their time to ensure each team had a coach and an umpire so the games could go ahead. We were very lucky to have the support of such amazing parents.

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY

In Week 8, the children in Year 1-6 ventured to Lightning Park to compete in the Faction Cross Country Carnival. It was a fantastic day and we were blessed with amazing weather. The children had been working on their fitness all term and they should be proud of their efforts. Every child tried their best and earnt points for their faction and the winning faction on the day was Lima. Some children were also honoured in our assembly with medals and ribbons for finishing in the top 4. I have placed their names below.

I would like to thank all of the teachers and parents who helped out on the day, the P&F for providing refreshments and the Wellness Ministry for their fantastic leadership throughout the day. It was a wonderful community feel and without your support the day could not have ran so smoothly.

 

 

Next term, the children who finished in the top 5 places will represent our school at the Interschool Cross Country Carnival in Week 2 next term. We will continue running club next term for these children to prepare for the day, but it would be great if these children could do some running over the holidays.

 

Seasons for Growth 2017

A program to help children adjust and learn ways of coping with loss and grief or other significant changes in their lives. Further information and participation consent form attached.

Penny Storey - Social Worker

 

Tuning into Kids - Parent Program

Infant Jesus School will be offering the Tuning in to Kids parent program over six weeks, commencing in Term 3, Week 2. Further information and registration from attached.

 


Engagement

P&F News

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 Centre, 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 Front Office if you wish to have a look. 

Nicola Cecchele - P&F President

 

INFANT  JESUS FAMILY CAMP  2017 

Hello to all families,
Family camp 2017 is well under way, with quite a few applications being received at the office,
However, we will need definite numbers as soon as possible, 
So if you haven't handed in your form and deposit please do so at your earliest convenience, or you can contact 
Linda or Ardrian if you have any queries or concerns. 

 

Family Camp is a great opportunity to make new friends, experience a bit of the Infant Jesus tradition and this year's theme is "Heroes and Villains".

Venue: Point Peron, Rockingham.

Date: Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October. (not the long weekend and 2 nights only).

Anticipated cost of $350 per family (this may change after budget confirmation) includes accommodation, all meals, all indoor/outdoor activities and of course lots of fun and laughter. 

 

Places are limited. To secure your place and in fairness to everyone wanting to attend, this will be a first come first served basis on receipt of non-refundable $50 deposit on or before 19 June 2017. 

 

Please take your slip and the $50 deposit in an envelope with your name to the school office. The date and time will be noted on the slip. We are also asking if anyone has any items (figurines, posters, etc) in relation to the Heroes and Villains theme that you no longer use or need and are willing to donate. We will gladly collect. Please contact Ardrian on 0403439888. 

 

We look forward to seeing you all there, especially NEW families, so start spreading the word! Any queries please don't hesitate to contact

Linda Prestianni 0433 925 857 [email protected]
Ardrian Gonsalves 0403 439 888  [email protected]

 

YEAR 2 MUMS NIGHT OUT

When:    Saturday 1 July

Time:      8pm

Place:    Minq Bar Burswood Crown   

Cost:       $40 PP Nibbles/Drinks provided

Contact:   Nicole 0400266755 or Maree 0412336965 for payment

RSVP and Payments by 16 June

 

YEAR 6 - SAVE THE DATE
Christmas In July – Saturday 29 July 2017
Bring your partners along.
At Italian’s Function Room
A Set Menu dinner.
Time TBC

 

MAD Camp

Just to let you know that this year every attendee will be receiving a $15 refund.

A mother and one daughter will receive $30 refund; and

A mother and two daughters will receive $45 refund.

The money will be available for collection from Thursday morning in the school office.  The money will not be able to be collected by your child you must come into the office.  Thank you.

Liselle

Canteen Roster

TERM 2

Friday 30 June

Billie Dewitt, Pauline Spence, Rosanna Monastra

 

TERM 3

Wednesday 19 July

Alison Wilathgamuwa, Justine Scriva

 

Thank you to all the Parents who give time in the Canteen, your help is invaluable and the students love to see you.  If you can not do your roster please arrange with another parent to do your roster as a swap. The attached Winter Menu continues for Term 3. 

 

Accountability

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 off areas.

 

LOVEGROVE WAY

Please consider others and park correctly along Lovegrove Way to help with the flow of traffic in that area.

 

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

Feastday St Peter and St Paul 29 June

Peter and Paul are giants of the Church. Both are apostles. Peter was very likely a middle-aged man when Jesus called him. He was a fisherman from Bethsaida, a village near the Lake of Galilee. Perhaps he was part of a fisherman’s co-op with his brother Andrew and friends James and John. At any rate, Andrew introduced Peter to Jesus. Jesus said, “You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas, meaning Rock.”

 

During the three years the apostles lived with Jesus, Peter showed definite signs of leadership. He was often the spokesman for the group. When Jesus asked, “Who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” It was Peter who objected to Jesus stating that he was on his way to Jerusalem to suffer and die. Peter is mentioned 195 times in the New Testament. He appears lovable, impetuous, practical, and sometimes weak under pressure. Jesus loved him dearly, even after Peter denied knowing him during the passion Peter became the leader in the early Church.

 

According to the Acts of the Apostles, he was the first to preach on Pentecost. He arranged for the selection of Matthias to replace Judas. He worked the first public miracle: curing the lame man at the temple gate. He welcomed the first person who was not Jewish into the Church. People thought just his shadow passing by would cure them.

 

He is called the “Prince of the Apostles.” Two letters in the Bible are said to be his.

 

Paul received the best education. Being a strict Jew, he persecuted the Christians who were teaching strange new things. One day on the way to Damascus to hunt for Christians, Paul met Jesus. Paul became the greatest Christian missionary, preaching and founding churches. In the beginning Paul had difficulty convincing the Jewish Christians that non-Jews could be baptised and did not have to follow Jewish rules. He finally won.

 

For about thirty years Paul travelled around the Roman Empire preaching about Christ and suffering. From his many letters that are in the Bible and from the Acts of the Apostles, he seems to have been affectionate, loyal, courageous, and dedicated. He was the right man to build the bridge between Jewish religion of the Old Testament and the Christianity of the New Testament.  

 

POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS

"Let us ask the Lord to help us understand the law of love. How good it is to have this law! How much good it does us to love one another, in spite of everything. Yes, in spite of everything! Saint Paul's exhortation is directed to each of us: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21). And again: "Let us not grow weary in doing what is right" (Galatians 6:9). We all have our likes and dislikes, and perhaps at this very moment we are angry with someone. At least let us say to the Lord: "Lord, I am angry with this person, with that person. I pray to you for him and for her".

(From The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) by Pope Francis #101) 

 

Parish News

Thinking of becoming a Catholic?

 

We are running a Monday morning RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program for adults who would like to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Communion and Confirmation.

If you would like to find out more, please call Billie at Parish office on 9276 8500.

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM REMINDER:
 
Sacrament of First Eucharist
·  Enrolment Masses - Saturday, 22 July  at 6:30pm or Sunday, 23 July at 9.30am or at 6.00pm
·  Commitment Masses - Saturday, 19 August at 6:30pm, or  Sunday, 20 August at 9.30am or  at 6.00pm
·  Parent Information Night - Monday, 21 August, 7:00pm at the Parish Centre
·  Parents and Child Workshop- Monday, 28 August, 7:00pm at the Parish Centre
·  Retreat at Schoenstatt Shrine (for Infant Jesus School children only) Wednesday, 23 August 
·  First Eucharist Retreat and Practice (for PREP and Infant Jesus School Children) - Friday, 8 September, 9:00am at the Parish Centre
·  First Eucharist Masses - Saturday, 9 September at 6.30pm, OR Sunday, 10 September at 9.30am OR at 11.30am

 

 SO EXCITING!
We are excited to have begun another wonderful RCIA journey with a new group of interested people sharing their stories and asking some very hard questions! We have two groups running again: Monday mornings from 10-11.30am and Tuesday evenings  from 7 - 8.30pm. If you have questions about the Catholic faith or would like to be baptised into the Catholic Church, why not think about joining us? Just phone Billie on 92768500 during office hours (or leave her a message).

 

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

Nothing Ordinary about Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time exemplifies the old Jesuit motto: Age quod agis, “Do what you’re doing.” Namely, we are told, don’t worry about tomorrow, or yesterday. Don’t worry about this afternoon or this morning. It stresses God as the Eternal Now, humbling us with the lesson that we are most with God when we are in the present moment.

 

This past weekend, the Church's liturgical calendar moved back to Ordinary Time. At first, the designation might seem a bit peculiar, since the word “ordinary” is often associated with things that are unimportant, insignificant, or just downright boring.

 

And so, what exactly is meant by Ordinary Time?

Well, the first answer is very practical. In light of the past several high holy days - from Ascension, Pentecost, Holy Trinity Sunday, to Corpus Christi - today and the next several Sundays are rather uneventful, meaning, without a major event or teaching associated with them. After so many powerful feast days, the Church now returns to a season of typical Sundays and to a normal pace in the liturgy.

 

With this observation stated clearly, someone could innocently inquire about the focus of the Ordinary Time Masses. What does the Church give to believers who attend the liturgy during this season?

During Ordinary Time, the Church’s prayers and selections of readings from the Sacred Scriptures have believers accompany the Lord Jesus in his public ministry.

 

The Church selects healings, signs, and essential teachings from the life of Jesus Christ so that followers can be reminded, reaffirmed, consoled, and challenged in how they are living the Christian way of life. With this understanding, an awareness - beyond the practical - can quickly be grasped that Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary. The purpose and benefits of this season are rather extraordinary, indispensable, and fundamental to our following of the Lord Jesus.

In fact, the season is one of the sources from which our Christian lives are fed and upon which our celebration of the high feasts is grounded. CathNews <[email protected]

COMMUNITY NEWS

Archdiocese of Perth

 

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City of Bayswater
School Parking Schedule

 

City of Bayswater
Book Week Program - August 2017

[email protected]

 

Mercedes College

Mercedes College is proud to present its 2017 Production of The Little Mermaid. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, this is the Broadway version of the story of Ariel – a mermaid who desires to be human. Her wish is eventually granted, although with dire consequences. A cast of over 80 feature in this spectacular production with lots of colour, singing, dancing, puppetry and under the sea frolic. Coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 28 July. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketek.com.au.

 

Infant Jesus Soccer Club

Welcome to Infant Jesus Soccer Club Fostering and promoting community, friendship and team work while having fun. Enclosed is our website to stay in touch. The aim of the website is to aid in the awareness of the club and the community participation it provides and fosters. 

https://www.ijsoccerclub.com/

 

World Wide Marriage Encounter

Remember the early days of your marriage. Just being together was most important.  The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has the same focus.  The weekend centres entirely on your relationship.  It is a positive and private experience between you and your spouse, that can help see again those loving qualities in each other that you may be taking for granted. Take a weekend out of the busyness of your lifestyle, where there is just the two of you, free of distractions.  We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.   11 – 13 August  or 13 - 15 October 2017 For information or booking contact:  0424 220 625 – George & Monica or  Email: [email protected]  Website – www.wwme.org.au

 

La Salle College

 

Parents and Friends Federation of WA

Term 2 Newsletter attached.

 

Trinity College Theatre Production
 

Please find attached our flyer for our up and coming College Production of Robin Hood, which we would like you to share with your School Community. This year we will be performing 2 shows.  We would greatly appreciate it if you could please include this in your upcoming newsletters. If you have any questions regarding the production then please contact [email protected].

 

 

 

 

2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (updated 21 June).pdf
2017 Calendar Terms 1-4 (updated 27 June).pdf
Understanding Your Childs Report.pdf
SEASONS FOR GROWTH 2017.pdf
SEASONS FOR GROWTH 2017 PDF.pdf
Tuning In To Kids – Parent Program 2017.pdf
Tuning In To Kids – Parent Program 2017 PDF.pdf
FAMILY CAMP 2017.pdf
Canteen Menu Winter 2017 PDF.pdf
Infant Jesus School Code of Conduct Parents.pdf
Cross Country Results.pdf
Dr Tim McDonald Letter.pdf
Funding Letter to parents and caregivers Federal funding announcement....pdf
City of Bayswater Parking.pdf
Children's Book Week 2017.pdf
Bayswater Library.pdf
Mercedes Little Mermaid.jpg
PFFWA Newsletter Term 2 2017.pdf
Trinity Robin Hood.pdf