Our Lady of Mercy
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 3 | 5 AUGUST 2020
Year 3 Prepare for Reconciliation
This week, we honour St Mary MacKillop who met the great challenges of her time with vision, passion and creativity. She was known for her love of the poor and marginalised and lived by the motto to never see a need without doing something about it. Mary is a model for us here in Australia, may we reflect on her life and follow her example through our active discipleship.
You inspired St Mary MacKillop
to live her life faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
and constant in bringing hope and encouragement
to those who were disheartened, lonely, or needy.
We ask that our faith and hope
be fired afresh by the Holy Spirit so that we too,
like Mary MacKillop, may live with courage, trust, and openness.
Ever-generous God, hear our prayer.
We ask this through Jesus Christ.
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
On Saturday 8th August we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s first saint. Mary was an ordinary Australian like each of us, although she had an extraordinary vision that saw her dedicate her life faithfully to God and those in need. St Mary of the Cross was a practical and compassionate woman who worked for justice in the many situations she found herself. Her love for children and adults, especially those less fortunate, led her to do something wherever there was a need. Her motto of ‘never seeing a need without doing something about it’ is an inspiration for us all. There is much need in our community and many ways we can help others. Sometimes meeting a need might be as simple as saying hello and genuinely asking how the person is doing, or even simply a smile. We encourage everyone in our community to reach out to others and to never look past a need, without doing something about it.
Our staff met for the first time last week in their committee groups to work on a number of different projects for our school. In time, you will receive information in this newsletter from the Evangelisation, Aboriginal, Wellbeing/Sustainability and Technology Committees about the projects and initiatives they are working on for our students and school.
Thank you to Ms Mikulich and Ms Millen for attending and helping at the Penance Workshop last week. Our Year 3 students are well prepared and ready to receive their Sacrament of Reconciliation on the 27 August and we keep them in our prayers and ask you to do the same.
This week we have our Sacrament of Eucharist Parent Information Night at 6.30pm at Our Lady of Mercy parish. We look forward to seeing the Sacramental children and at least one parent or carer present at this information session.
God bless you all.
Year 3 prepare for Reconciliation
The Great Book Swap - donate books by Fri 28 August
STEP 1- DONATE UNWANTED BOOKS
Please bring in any unwanted books that are in good condition and drop them outside the Music/Auslan room by Friday 28th August.
STEP 2 - BOOK SWAP
Bring your gold coins to school on Wednesday 2nd September (Week 7) to purchase second hand books.
Kindy 2021 Enrolment Form
School Term Dates for 2020
Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3: Monday 20 July to Thursday 24 September
Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December
Pupil Free Dates for 2020
Term 1: Friday 28 February
Term 2: Tuesday 28 April & Monday 15 June
Term 3: Friday 21 August & Friday 25 September
Term 4: Monday 12 October
Public Holidays 2020
Monday 2 March: Public Holiday
Friday 10 April: Good Friday
Monday 27 April: ANZAC Day
Monday 1 June: Public Holiday