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From the Religious Education Coordinator

20.11.18

Remembrance Day

On Friday 12 November, our school community gathered for a Remembrance Day Prayer Service to acknowledge those who have been impacted by war throughout history. This service was wonderfully planned and led by our 2019 Social Justice Captains, Adriana and Aimee.

 

Social Justice Outreach

Walk a Mile in My Boots @ My School

Did you know that in South Australia alone nearly 6,000 people are experiencing homelessness every year? Too many people are facing poverty and disadvantage. For this reason, Mary MacKillop College has decided to put faith into action and participate in Hutt St Centre’s Walk a Mile in My Boots fundraiser.

The Hutt St Centre is a place of hope and opportunity, helping people who face homelessness and supporting them in rebuilding their lives without judgement. Each year, Hutt St Centre serves around 50,000 meals and offers social work and support services to nearly 2,000 people. Showers, laundry facilities, visiting health professionals, an aged city living program for older clients, recreation activities, education and training, legal aid and assistance with finding housing are all services provided to the 200 plus homeless people who visit Hutt St Centre each day.

To have a socially inclusive Australia, all Australians must have the capabilities, opportunities, responsibilities and resources to learn, work, engage and have a say. Therefore, as a College community, we will unite to raise money to support this centre by going on a 30 minute walk to Kensington Park Oval on Friday 23rd November, 9am. A gold coin is to be given to your daughter's Pastoral Care teacher.

Remember that homelessness is not a choice, it can happen to anyone.

 

Vinnies Christmas Hampers

We are inviting students and families to help our St Vinnies members by contributing food or other suitable items to Christmas Hampers for those families that are in need of help. These hampers will be in each classroom during the next few weeks. Your generous offerings will then be given to St Vincent De Paul so that they can be distributed and make those families’ Christmas a season of great joy.

We thank you for your kindness and generosity.

“Let us keep God with us by charity in thought, word and act.” (St Mary MacKillop)

 

Celebrating our Faith

We are reminded that Advent starts Sunday 2 December. Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas. Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Catholics use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

 

End of Year Mass

On Tuesday 4 December, the school community will be celebrating the End of Year Mass at St Ignatius Church, Norwood at 7.30pm. We will gather in the presence of God to give thanks for 2018 and acknowledge academic and community achievements.

 

Adriana Sotira
Religious Education Coordinator