RE News: Meaghan Younger
Sacrament of Confirmation
Thank you to those families who participated in our Sacrament of Confirmation Information Evening last week. If you were unable to attend, your child should have brought home the notes you missed. If you have any further questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . A reminder that all candidates for Confirmation need to make a commitment for preparation at any of our Parish masses. Thank you to those who have already done so. I look forward to working with all candidates and their parents again at the Parent / Child evening on Thursday 22 August. That evening will be held in C Block here at St Michael’s.
The Confirmation Retreat is for all students in Year 6 and will be held at St Francis Xavier College this year. Youth Leaders in the Belconnen Parishes will be assisting with the day’s events. Students are to come in casual clothes and bring their own morning tea and water bottle. Buses will depart by 9:15 and return for the end of the school day.
Paperwork to return at present:
- the registration form,
- Sponsor letter,
- white card information and
- Retreat permission note.
Whole School Prayer Time
Thank you to Year Six for your prayerful leadership of the NAIDOC Whole School Prayer Time last Friday. It was a beautiful way to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture.
Our next Whole School Prayer Time is next Friday 9 August. We will gather in the Church ready to start at 2:25pm. Kindergarten have been excitedly preparing to lead us in prayer as we celebrate Australia’s first saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
Growing with the Spirit
As we continue to consider how we ‘Grow with the Spirit’ we are offering families an opportunity to try some different forms of prayer to add to their family prayer life.
From next week each class will be sending home prayer bags for you to use. These will each have a holding cross and a prayer journal. You are invited to add to the journal your own prayers, either written personally or ones you have found or use often. Your family may wish to read the prayers added by other families over time or simply use some of the traditional prayers included.
Staff have begun the prayer journals with some of their own favourites. Please be sure to return the prayer bags so all families have the opportunity to use and contribute to their growth. I am hopeful that these can become a tradition at St Michael’s over coming years.