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Fr Alo is away this weekend giving a retreat in Brisbane and will be back on Monday.
In the last two months we started a youth band which consists of ten members. Last weekend we recorded the song “Amazing Grace” in a studio for Br James, in gratitude for helping us to establish the band and share our gifts with one another. Thank you to all the members of the youth band and thank you Br James! If you would like to join the youth band please contact Snez on 0434 620 346.
There will be no Holy Hour in July. We look forward to seeing you on August 6th.
Come along with your little ones to“TODDLER TALES” every Wednesday from 9.00 – 10.30am commencing 15th July in the KidsChurch Room (along the walkway, next to the top playground). Fun with storytelling, craft & music!
Virginia Black, Family Educator, OLR Primary School Further information please contact Virginia on 0402 315 700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the units explored by Kindergarten this Term was God’s Creation. This unit explores the wonder and beauty of God’s creation. It presents creation as God’s gift to God’s people and a reflection of God’s goodness. The children listened to and responded to the creation story. Prayers of praise for creation and ways to care for it were introduced and discussed. The story of Noah and the Ark was also explored. The students enjoyed listening to the story and retelling the story using the Noah’s Ark Godly play set.
During Term Two, 6M examined Easter and the Sacraments of our Church. In the unit Easter: A Time to Celebrate Hope in the Risen Lord, students explored the disciples’ experience of the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus. The students developed an understanding that as we die with Jesus we rise with Jesus also. They also recognised hope in everlasting life. Students explored the feast days, scripture and prayers that reveal our belief in everlasting life. In the unit, We celebrate the Sacraments, the students explored the sacraments of Marriage and Anointing of the Sick. They realised that through Baptism, all Christians are called to holiness and to participate in the mission of the Church. Students are currently preparing for their Sacrament of Confirmation to be held next term. We ask that you pray for them at this significant time.
This weekend marks the annual appeal. In Pope Francis we have a truly inspirational leader who leads not only in words but in deeds. Here is a humble servant of God who demonstrates the practice of his faith through his mercy, compassion and generosity. His global charitable causes reflect this genuine commitment to help the least of our brothers and sisters. Your donation to the Holy Father’s Appeal would be greatly appreciated, and our parish thanks you for your generous partnership in our common mission.
First Eucharist Enrolments are being taken. Please refer to the Parish Website for details.
A Healing Mass followed by Morning Tea, will be held at OLR Church on THURSDAY 2 JULY at 10:30am. Please pass on this information to neighbours, or people you know who are housebound or unwell. The Mass and Morning Tea provide an opportunity, particularly for the elderly, to stay connected with our Parish Community. Transport, if required, is provided to and from the Church. Please contact Maria at the Parish Office.