Religious Education News

 

CANDLE FOR THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT

candlesThe rose colored candle represents is lit during the third week of Advent and the color represents a hopeful look toward Christ's coming.

 

Advent helps us to understand fully the value and meaning of the mystery of Christmas. It is not just about commemorating the historical event, which occurred some 2,000 years ago in a little village of Judea. Instead, it is important to understand that the whole of our life must be an 'advent,' a vigilant awaiting of the final coming of Christ.

"Our Lord, come!" (1 Cor 16:22)

Jesus, savior, you are welcome in my heart and in my whole being. Live in me always!

 

School & Class Liturgies and Key Events to lock in.

 

It is a busy time and we need to be constantly checking our calendars so here are some dates to be added in.

 

 dates

 

End of Year School Mass

 

On Thursday 14th December, we will gather for the End of Year School mass. This mass will begin at 9:15am and will give us the opportunity to celebrate, pray and give thanks for all that we have shared throughout the year. The new 2018 school captains will be announced at the end of mass.

 

Year 6 Transition Mass & Presentations for all 2017 Year 6 students and their families

 

On Tuesday 19th December the Year 6 children will gather at the 6:30pm mass.  This is a time for the students to gather to pray and celebrate the time spent together as part of the St Elizabeth's School community and all that lies before them as they move into Secondary schooling. We, the staff, look forward to sharing this mass with ALL students we have taught during their time at St Elizabeth’s.

 

After Mass the Year 6 students will process to the PAC where we will continue with speeches and presentations.   Following this there will be a disco for the Year 6 students in the PAC and supper for the parents in the Level 3 link.

 

 

thankyou

 

Thank you for supporting our friendship school, Matutinao Elementary in the Philippines. This year we have fund raised and collected donations and were able to send a total of 7 boxes filled with things to help them learn, wear and stay healthy. Matutinao Elementary is always grateful for all the donations we send them and your donations makes a huge difference to their lives.

 

Thank you for the generous donations that everyone brought to St Elizabeth’s ‘Advent Gift Giving Mass’. It was wonderful to see so much joy in the children’s faces as they brought their gifts forward to place into the crib.  St Vincent de Paul Society will use your donations to help families who are struggling at this time of the year in our local area.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our wonderful Carols Night. It was a beautiful and reverent evening that began with the Story of Christmas. Our Foundation students did a wonderful job of acting out the main characters of Christmas and were well supported throughout the story with the entire school community singing the traditional carols.

 

Then we all joined in with our novelty Christmas songs which were just amazing. Every community presented a variety of novelty songs that engaged all of us and made us sing along! A great way for our school community to all come together and be festive. Thank you to all the students, staff, parents and parish for making our carols night successful.

 

 

 save the date

The St Elizabeth’s School family welcome is on Sunday 25 February 2018.

Everyone will be there, our school families, all the teachers, staff and all the parish families.

See you there next year!

 

 

 

 

 

I would like wish everyone very happy and holy Christmas.

God Bless,

 

 

 

Maria Popowycz

Religious Education Leader

popoma@sedandenongnth.catholic.edu.au

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