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Term: Four | Issue 1 | Date: 26 October 2018
Welcome to Term 4!
I do hope that the students had a relaxing break and have returned refreshed. There is still a full term remaining and I would encourage each student to focus on his or her goals. This can include building on strengths, as well as seeking support and spending time developing areas that are more challenging or difficult. It is important that the final term is faced with the same energy as the first – every day counts.
For staff, preparations are in full swing for our new cohorts in both Year 7 and 11 for 2019. Spaces in year 7 are very limited so if you know a family who intended to enrol at St Agnes next year, please let them know that they should contact the school immediately as we anticipate filling all spaces shortly.
The building works for the new Senior Hub are going well and as the recent rain did not affect the internal build, it remains on schedule. The spaces are looking great and purposefully designed for Stage 6. Please see updated photos on page 9 or on our Facebook page.
Congratulations to Farida Zaheer on winning the Diocesan Social Justice Essay competition. A tremendous achievement!
Staff Spirituality Day
Friday 26 October is a Staff Spirituality Day – this day has been scheduled all year and I thank parents and students for their support in this pupil free day. As a Catholic community it is important to set time aside, to come together and reflect on our relationship with God.
A National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse was delivered on Monday October 22. Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta stands together with the Diocese of Parramatta to remember the children who were hurt, and give thanks to those who found courage and strength in speaking out. Read Bishop Vincent Longs’s statement here.
October 29 - 9
Year 10 & Stage 5 Electives Assessment Block
Year 7 Vaccinations
2019 Leader Photo
November 12 - 16
Year 7-9 Assessment Block
Year 7A Line Swim School
Year 7B line Swim School
Year 9A line Swim School
2019 School Leaders Speeches
Year 10 Beach Day
Year 8 Aline Art Excursion
Year 8 Swim assessement
Year 7 2019 Orientation
Loyola Trade School Orientation
We are almost three weeks into the new term and the pace of life at St Agnes has returned to normal. There are several major events occurring this term and it is an exciting time for our community as we welcome the development and initiation of Stage 6
I recently had the opportunity to attend a System Leaders day, which focused on Positive Behaviour Support For Learning (PBS4L), a school framework that helps schools to create positive learning environments. There were many valuable issues addressed throughout the day, however, it made me realise that, at St Agnes, there already is a very strong and supportive behaviour model currently. Here, safety in the classroom and playground is and always will be a priority. The current St Agnes Positive Behaviour model is defined by the parish, staff, students, parents and wider community members. We have developed proactive systems to teach and support appropriate student behaviour. The model has been successful within the school context, and at external events, due to our deep connection with Franciscan faith and continuously striving to maintain a bond with the Franciscan mission, which is integrity, compassion, diversity, inclusiveness and hope.
Appropriate use of devices
I would like to take this opportunity to kindly remind students to be careful and vigilant with their various learning devices at school and while travelling to and from school. I would like to encourage students to understand the importance of personal security. Please remind your children that their learning devices are to be charged and ready for classes and if they are experiencing any problems with their Ipads or chromebooks that
they must advise their teachers and Learning Advisors.
Acting Assistant Principal
On Friday the 19th October over 40 St Agnes students were invited to perform at the Sydney Pacifica Youth Leadership Concert. Pacifica is a mentoring program that works with young people from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and New Zealand Maori background who live in Sydney. Our students were given the opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural history of the Indigenous people of the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. Thank you to Mrs Jenet Chapman for assisting with the Pacifica performance on Friday afternoon. Our students performed with passion and immense pride for their school and culture. The students dance piece was impactful and appreciated by all who were lucky enough to watch the performance. They all received high praise and will have another
opportunity later this term to showcase their dance
PACIFICA YOUTH CONCERT
from the assistant principal
Catholic High School
Ph: 02 8882 0700
Fax: 02 8882 0790
St Clare's Catholic
175 Buckwell Drive
Ph: 02 9835 2466
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91 North Parade
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Students that participated in Pacifica were:-
Kathleen Sikuea (Group Leader), Saphenatta Fuimaono, Selenna Fuimaono, Samuel Fuimaono, Ila Fuimaono , Leduina Piliae, Chloe Lopez, Tyla Amiatu, Otile Manakofua, Siulolovao Vave, Josephine Lotovale, Faith Manu, Julie Piliae, Alkira Field, Tiana Warick-Smit h, Dorea Taotua, Rosalina Muava, Kalini Loloa, Raewen Nanse, Litia Lausi’i, Taumatina Natini, Falefaoaotearoa Tafau, Faith Luatuanuu, Uepi Latu, Mahina Taiki, Pati Falaniko, Ciel Laban, Christina Tuliatu, Bona Taiki, Katalina Vave, Elina Graf, Mareikura Witehira, Bianca Fragomeli, Loraini Ratubalavu, Billy Taupau, Dwayne Tukala, Mckee Falefata, William Palaki, Ofa Tuuhetoka, Hohepa Witehira, Viliami Vunipola, Valentine Asalemo, Alifileti Latu, Sosefo Mafi, Shahana Lasiui-Kite.
“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching”
- St Francis of Assisi
Welcome back to all staff and students to the final term for 2018. Over the school holidays, the Church celebrated one of the most famous and dearly beloved saints and one who we at St Agnes are deeply rooted in his way of life, the Franciscan way of life of St Francis of Assisi (Feast Day - 4 Oct). Unfortunately, due to the unpredictable weather this month, we couldn’t celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi as a whole school community, but instead all Stage 4 Religion classes conducted a liturgy in the Prayer Room with the theme “Walk with Christ” as part of the ongoing formation in the faith we highly value and prioritise at
I’d like to invite you to pray with us the Gospel shared
at our liturgy:
Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
He said to them, "Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them." Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere. (Luke 9:1-6)
Students then heard the following reflection and were asked the question “How can I follow in His footsteps?”: Francis was not merely at peace with his fellow man -- he was at peace with all living things, everything beautiful that his eyes could behold. He wrote hymns of praise to his God for the creations he felt so blessed to behold, and he wrote poems to his "Brother Sun" and "Sister Moon," even repeatedly praising his "Sister Death" upon his deathbed -- as he felt so much at one with creation that he considered the sun his brother, the moon, his sister, all men his siblings.
Francis felt compelled to reach out to the voiceless, the rejected, and the needy. He embraced and assisted lepers, whom, at the time, were outcasts of society, their skin condition causing them to be feared. He visited hospitals and cared for the sick. He sent food to thieves. He befriended women and recognized their abilities and their intelligence, a concept foreign in that time.
It has been a St Agnes tradition to imitate the words and actions of St Francis of Assisi through the way we greet one another. “Pace e Bene” is an old Italian greeting used by the Friars, by Francis and Clare and other followers of the Franciscan spirituality. It translates as 'Peace and Goodness'.
Why do we use this greeting?
The first reason is rooted in the words of Jesus Christ. When Jesus sent the Apostles out for the first time, he said to them, that when they entered a village and knocked on a door, they should greet the people by saying 'Peace be with you!'. He said if a person of Peace lived there, your Peace will remain with them, if not, it will return to you.
Secondly, it is rooted in our Franciscan Tradition. St Francis saw EVERYTHING as Good because everything comes from God who is Goodness Himself (with a Capital G!). Francis wrote 'Mi Signore, Sei il Bene, tutto Bene, multo Bene' - 'My Lord, you are Good, every Good, All Good'.
Thirdly, it is rooted in our Christian identity and mission. When we greet somebody with 'Pace e Bene', we are identifying ourselves as Representatives of Peace (with a Capital P) and Good (with a Capital G), who is God.
So when you are greeted with “Pace e bene”, respond with “Peace and All Good”. This is the essential message of Jesus Christ, is the essence of Christian living and discipleship. It is what we need as individuals, as families, as a society and a world.
Bishops Statement and Social Justice Essay Competition 2018
“Our economy: just or unjust?”
Within our Catholic context discuss the ways the most vulnerable are able to find a place as
individuals in society.
Congratulations to Farida Zaheer (9.8) for winning the Bishops Statement and Social Justice Essay Competition for 2018. This is the first year that St Agnes had entered this Diocesan Competition and it is with such delight that we celebrate a truly
This is a true testament to all of Farida’s teachers over the past 3 years who have built up her capacity to respond to a very challenging social justice question. A very special thank you and mention to Mrs Barbara Kelly, her English teacher this year for identifying her writing capacity and this shows just how important our knowledge of our students are to encourage them to participate in diocesan events such as this as a hallmark of our school Literacy writing goals. You can read Farida’s winning essay in this newsletter. What a wonderful achievement for St. Agnes!
I’d also like to congratulate the other Year 9 students who also participated in the Social Justice Essay competition for their involvement and also insightful essays: Alecksandra Favor (9.3), Jamie Sukkarieh (9.7) and Chrystal Aquilizan (9.1). Thank you for taking up the challenge and the opportunity to be a voice for justice so needed in our community.
Last Tuesday, Mr Sadsad accompanied some our Year 9 Social Justice Leaders - Farida Zaheer, Alecksandra Favor, Ruth Nool and Holly-Anne Ramos to the Social Justice Statement Launch at the St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta. This was an opportunity for them to engage with the 2018–2019 Social Justice Statement, A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone
in our land.
(Here is a excerpt from Most Rev. Vincent Long Van Nguyen DD OFMConv Bishop of Parramatta
Chairman, Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Message):
The Statement reflects the deep concern of Australia’s Bishops at the growing problem of homelessness and insecure housing in Australian society. All over our nation, a ruthless housing market leaves people struggling to find secure and affordable housing, whether they live in cities or in regional areas. That struggle has a corrosive effect on family life, on employment, on study and on our capacity to contribute to and benefit from our society. At its worst, the struggle leaves the vulnerable in our society homeless – sleeping on the street, in cars or in doorways, or hoping for a space on someone’s couch or floor. The last Census showed the number
of homeless Australians had increased to more than 116,000 people.
The document begins with Jesus’ famous parable of the Good Samaritan – as challenging to us today as it was to his hearers. We are reminded that we have the same experience as the Samaritan: we see people in the street who are in need of help, wounded by violence, misfortune or poverty. We face the same choice: do we
walk past or do we stop and help?
This term we continue to prepare 13 St Agnes candidates in the Sacraments of Initiation, begin to plan for the St Agnes Christmas Appeal and liturgical life of our staff and students with weekly Thursday morning Mass and Confessions available every Friday afternoon. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish our Year 10 students all the very best with the Yearly Exams in Week 3 and 4 and leave them with a simple yet powerful message from St Francis of Assisi: Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's
possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Pace e bene,
Religious Education Coordinator
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REPORT
Winning entry in the Bishops Statement and Social Justice Essay Competition for 2018.
“Our economy: just or unjust?”
Within our Catholic context discuss the ways the most vulnerable are able to find a place as individuals in society.
Approximately 3 million people are currently living in Poverty in Australia, what does this illustrate about our economy? How would you feel if you only got paid 99 cents an hour because of something you have no control over? After doing extensive research into this topic, my stance on this topic is that our economy is, in fact, unjust and discriminative towards many people in our society. This essay will discuss my personal experience, the problems faced by many Australians and what we need to do to ensure that our economy is beneficial for our society as a whole.
Having witnessed the unjust environment of our economy first hand, it is safe to say that our economy is mostly unjust. In 2014 my family and I migrated from the U.A.E to Brisbane, Queensland in hopes of finding: a place to call home, security, adequate housing and food, and a proper source of income. The last one was the most problematic as the housing and my uncle, who had been through this whole process before and is still, to this day, working hard to achieve a sustainable life for his family, had very generously supplied food. For this reason, my father went back to his job, as a civil engineer, overseas to supply the rest of us with money in Australia. At this point, the government was not helping at all since we had only applied for Permanent Residency. Fast forward to approximately nine months later, we received the devastating news that our application for permanent residency was cancelled, meanwhile this whole time my dad had been hard at work trying to supply us with enough money.
Hearing this disheartening news, everyone in my family was broken, hopeless, and pessimistic, except for my mum who applied again in hopes of getting a different result this time. I remember her mentioning something very similar to the passage: Matthew 20:1-16. She explained that God was the landowner, the people who worked for him were all of humanity, and the money symbolised His love for us. It didn’t matter if someone was homeless, suffering mental illnesses, or a sinner, God will forgive them and love them the same as everyone else if they're truly genuine. Her strong faith helped keep my personal faith stable and allowed me to see this hurdle in our life as just that: a hurdle, not a pit stop. She started looking for jobs and started as an intern in my old primary school as a scripture teacher in hopes of becoming something more, which took about another nine months. Now it was approximately one and a half years after we had initially applied, my dad was still supplying us with money when we received the news that we had finally successfully achieved our Permanent Residency. My whole family was ecstatic and joyous. However, there was one concern, the government still wasn’t supplying my family with a sufficient amount of money. It was after several attempts of meetings, persuading, providing documents that they, after several months, started supplying some money. Overall, this whole process was very frustrating for my whole family, especially getting to witness, firsthand, how unjust and inequitable our economy really is, but the only person who kept her head up high and never gave up, giving the rest of us some hope, was my mum.
When thinking about low-paid & underpaid workers, or even people who need severe economic assistance, we fail to stop and consider all of the people with jobs who have mental disabilities. Statistics show that approximately 10,000 Australians with mental disabilities are paid only 99 cents an hour, which is infuriating. This is a clear example of how unjust and discriminative our economy really is, especially towards people suffering from mental illnesses that are out of their control. This should get our whole community’s blood boiling due to how unjustly they’re treated, but because of misinformation or inadequately informed people, barely anyone knows about these unjust behaviours. “...it’s just been terribly frustrating. They make you feel as though I’m some kind of cheat, and I haven’t had income since April 2012.”-Janet, speaking of Centrelink’s ‘Robo-debt’ recovery system. Low-paid workers, such as people with mental health issues, are most exposed to poverty, insecurity, and exploitation, without them even realising it. To combat this unjust idea, we need to assist people with mental disabilities in developing their skills and educating them on various topics, which will surely help people with mental disabilities not only understand their jobs but also fit in better without being marginalised from society.
The Catholic Social Teaching message on Solidarity is very simple: it is the act of advocating for our neighbours and respecting them. Solidarity usually gets confused with feelings of compassion and pity towards the misfortune of others, however, truly, solidarity dives much deeper than that. Solidarity is the endless determination towards wanting to create a change in our unjust community, which is only achievable when everyone works together in a philanthropic manner towards a set goal.
In Mount Druitt, where supposedly, there are many homeless people living on the streets, we could all work together to raise better awareness in our community. If our community doesn’t know the depths of the issue, then how are they able to help? We need to all work as a community, in solidarity, to raise awareness within not only our Mount Druitt community, but also slowly everywhere else. Another way we can work in solidarity to reduce the huge impacts of this crisis is by holding brief community meetings. Although gathering everyone in the community can be very difficult, getting together most people, who can pass the information discussed with the rest of them, can be very beneficial. If we’re working together in solidarity, we need to work as the strong community we really are. We have to start by discussing the issue, and what better way to do it than having a communal meeting?
As a community we should consider Jesus’ teachings and morals when making a decision; what would Jesus do if He were in our shoes? Jesus loves all of His people; doesn’t matter if you’re successful, homeless, or struggling in the middle somewhere. In order to find all of the predominant teachings of Jesus, which assisted in my research, I dug deeper into the passage, Matthew 20:1-16. The one denarius given to every worker is comparable to our idea of a ‘minimum wage’. The workers are given exactly what they need to pay for their housing expenses and possibly food as well. The most interesting part is that the landowner didn’t keep the standard of his market in the centre of his mind, but the dignity and rights of a human. Although the Church does not believe that the ideal world is achievable, God wants us to take part in a social transformation which focuses most on loving our neighbours and looking at every person as an individual, unique, and precious human, where the economy serves everyone, not just some because of gender, race, sexuality, etc.
Although raising money, food, and clothing for the homeless and unfortunate, with organisations such as Winter Appeal, Angelicare, St Vincent de Paul Society, The Salvation Army, etc, is very helpful, they need something deeper. Yes, they need those things to essentially survive, but what we’re missing is giving them psychological help. For example, they might just use the money we give them for cigarettes, but we don’t provide them with the services they need to break that addiction. Another example is that we give canned goods and other foods to armies and war survivors, but we don’t give them the mental treatment they need for their PTSD or other mental illness. Hence, we need to know and research the issue to better understand what they need.
After analysing our community and various different excluded groups, I’ve come to the consensus that our economy is, in fact, unjust. After reflecting on my own story, a problem faced by many people nowadays, the alienated groups from our community, and what we can do, in solidarity, to combat this huge humanitarian crisis, I’ve realised that the only way to create change in our unjust society and economy, is by abiding by Jesus’ teaching and working together in solidarity to face this problem. We need to start by collecting information from people who are excluded and at the very bottom to know exactly what they need. Then, by working with the whole community, we can come up with strategies, which end all discriminative behaviours in our economy. I will leave you to reflect with a final thought, why does money drive us in our lives and where to? In the end, aren’t we all going to the same place?
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. (2017). The Last will Be First. Retrieved from www.catholic.org.au
Poverty – ACOSS. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.acoss.org.au/poverty/
Scutt, D. (2018). Here's what the average Australian earns in a week. Retrieved from https://www.businessinsider.com.au/average-australian-weekly-pay-2018-2 Solidarity. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.catholicsocialteaching.org.uk/themes/solidarity
Written by Farida Zaheer
English Excursion to the Pop - up Globe Theatre
“So foul and fair a day I had not seen”
A quote to describe the essence of the day and reenactment of the play “Macbeth” at the Pop-Up Globe Theatre.
Year 9 English students enjoyed an engaging experience during the Macbeth excursion with an exhilarating cast and a captivating performance. Students were able to identify scenes from the play and correlate it to the play text studied in class.
Throughout the performance, various props such as a giant cauldron coming up from the trapdoor, brought the play to life, allowing the audience to relive each scene. Costumes and weapons were true to the historical context of the Elizabethan era, including chain-mail, leather straps, wooden shields and metal swords. The audience was subject to the elements as the Pop up Globe is a replica of the original Globe Theatre, meaning half of the roof was open. Background music and audio varied throughout the performance, enhancing significant moments, as well as setting the scene’s atmosphere. And of course there was a soul stirring piper.
1 of 2 Pictures
The Macbeth coronation scene included many aspects which made it a very memorable and interesting scene from the play. There were many things, such as the costumes, props, and acting, that made that scene iconic and memorable. Firstly, the costumes worn by the characters were true to the time period; everything from the colour, to the design, to the fabric, were all spot-on. The pearlescent and gold silk fabrics were used to show the hierarchy and status of the characters. Next, there were many props, such as the ‘silver’ crown, the throne, and cane, which were used to help convey the message in the scene. The audience could tell which actor was receiving the crown.
The tears shed by the actors moved the audience and made us empathise with the characters. Overall, the different aspects of the play, like the costumes, props, and acting, were all very detailed, authentic, and entertaining. The photo below only shows a small aspect of the whole play, which was very memorable and intriguing. Finally, the emotion, passion, hard work, and determination put into the play was something that the audience could see and feel.
To conclude, our excursion to the Pop Up Globe Theatre was a very engaging and unique experience which brought us back to the congested theatres of the Elizabethan Era. The theatre highly executes the thrilling atmosphere of the original Globe Theatre, placing the audience into the shoes of the groundlings and embracing theatrical culture.
Chrystal Aquilizan, Alecksandra, Mikhaila Ladines,
Year 10 + Stage 5 Electives Yearly Examination Timetable
All students must bring a calculator to every Mathematics lesson. The calculator is an integral part of your child's learning and an essential ingredient in breaking down the content. With exams and final assessment tasks just around the corner please ensure your child is well prepared and in the best possible position to succeed. This included our Year 7 cohort who are also required to have a calculator and will be using them for their final exam in Week 5.
Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Curriculum
Year 7-9 Yearly Exam Timetable 12 - 16 November
MESSAGE FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER
Notice to withdraw a student
A reminder that one term’s notice in writing must be given to the Principal before the removal of a student or a full term’s fees may be payable. Please refer to school fees information on Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta website http:// www.parra.catholic.edu.au/school-fees.
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LIFTED Live in the Forecourt! 27 October
Celebrate the close of the Year of Youth with Catholic Youth Parramatta, Bishop Vincent and over 1000 other youth and young adults in the St Patrick’s Cathedral Precinct on Saturday 27 October from 7-10pm. There will be live music, food stalls, rides and entertainment. $5 entry on arrival - https://parracatholic.org/cyp-lifted-live/
Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass: 28 October
All married couples are warmly invited to the ‘Celebrating the Journey’ Mass at 11am on Sunday 28 October 2018. Bishop Vincent Long will celebrate this Mass of blessing at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta and warmly invites you to join him for a photo and light lunch in the Parish Hall after Mass.
Significant Wedding Anniversaries will be acknowledged with a certificate for 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 years and any year over 50 years. To register your attendance and number of family members attending please contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 8838 3460.
All Souls’ Day Mass: 2 November
All Souls’ Day Mass will be held at 7.30pm on Friday 2 November at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Celebrated by Bishop Vincent and with the Cathedral Choir the Mass will include hymns, motets and chants in honour of all the deceased. A special tribute to all those who have been buried from the Cathedral in 2018 will also be included. Mass times for 2 Nov: 6.30am, 12.30pm & 7.30pm. Mass will also be held at St Patrick’s Cemetery at 6.00pm. For enquiries call 8839 8400 or email email@example.com
The Permanent Diaconate: 4 November
The discernment program for those who are interested in finding out more about this Vocation will be held at St John 23rd Parish, 160 Perfection Avenue, Stanhope Gardens 2768. Come and learn more about vocations to the Diaconate and have a chat with our team members. We are looking for men aged between 35 to 55 and residing in the Diocese of Parramatta. Our discernment program consists of five sessions, with each session dealing with different aspects of the Diaconate. The meetings will commence at 3.00pm until 6.00pm followed by the Parish Mass and Fellowship.
For further information visit www.parracatholic.org/permanent-diaconate or please contact any of the following deacons: Deacon James – 0425 213 832, Deacon Tan – 0407 270 782, Deacon George – 0408 440 769
Liturgy Conference 2018: 10 November
The Diocese of Parramatta Liturgy Conference will be held on 10 November. Keynote Speaker: Fr Peter Williams Vicar General from the Diocese of Parramatta. Tickets are now on sale. For tickets and a full list of workshops go to parracatholic.org/liturgyconference2018. Cost $30 - includes lunch.
Our Lady of the Nativity Parish, Lawson: 11 November
Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv will preside at our 90th Anniversary Mass at 8.30am on Sunday, 11 November followed by Morning Tea. There will be a Photographic, Memorabilia, History display.
Seminar for Couples Hoping to Conceive: 11 November
Waiting for Gabriel is an information afternoon for couples hoping to conceive. You’ll hear testimonies and learn about natural options which assist fertility. For more information contact Natural Fertility Services, Diocese of Parramatta firstname.lastname@example.org 0400 427 605. Sunday 11 November at the IFM 1.30pm-4.00pm.
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2019: Thirsting for Justice
A wonderful opportunity for a faith formation experience for parishioners, leaders, teachers, catechists ... all people in ministry and all people who would like to enrich their faith! Join this pilgrimage group to attend the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 18-30 March 2019. Cost of pilgrimage $4350 for 12 days with some additional expenses. Please contact Lisa Bright on 9622 1125 or email@example.com for an information pack.
Australian Catholic Historical Society Lecture: 21 October
Fr Peter McMurrich sm - Their Eminences, an éminence grise, and ruffled feathers: the sometimes rocky voyage of St Patrick’s, Church Hill, within the Archdiocese of Sydney. Visit the ACHS website www.australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com.au for more information.
For more events please go to: http://parracatholic.org/events/