- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Primary Sport
- PRC Update
- Fantastic Book Fair News!
- Reminder: Payment for Lucas Proudfoot Incursion
- Vinnies Canned Food Drive
- Uniform Shop
- Nutrition Snippets
- Reminder: Liturgy at St Augustine's this Thursday
- Mass Time Changes
- Morning Tea for First Eucharist
- Please Pray for First Eucharist Children
- Parish News - Sacraments 2019
- Family and Friends of Children Receiving First Holy Communion
- Yass Roos Auskick - Commencing 13 June
- Spinifix Tennis - Talent Identification Holiday Camp
- Two Organs, Two Organists & Two Trumpeters
- Woolworths Earn & Learn
Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement and we thank them for everything they do everyday to support the Mt Carmel staff and students.
Employment Opportunity - Classroom Support Assistant
Mt Carmel is currently recruiting to fill a temporary Classroom Support Assistant position for Term 3. The position is for 27 hours per week (approximately five and a half hours per day) and involves working as part of our our Learning Support Team with students and teachers in a range of classrooms across the school. Further information, and details of the application process, can be found using the following link:
Kindergarten-2020 Enrolments and Interviews
Enrolment interviews for next year’s Kindergarten are well underway; please contact Carol or Emma if you have not completed your child’s enrolment form. Enrolment numbers are due to Catholic Education by the end of June. Your earliest attention to this would be much appreciated.
CPS Cross Country
Best of luck to Jeremy Bremner, Aidan Cassidy, Brodie Doyle and Jed Newman, who will be competing in the CPS Cross Country at Eastern Creek this Friday.
Review of Counselling and Wellbeing Services
In the interests of ensuring our students have access to high quality programs and systems to support their wellbeing, Catholic Education is conducting a review of the wellbeing services and programs that are currently available in all CE schools.
As key stakeholders, parents are invited to complete an online survey, which may be accessed by following the hyperlink:
In advance, I thank you for taking the time to share your insights and perspectives. Students and school staff will also be given the opportunity to contribute to this review.
At the conclusion of the process a report will be provided on the findings and related plans for the future to ensure that the services available to our students are of the highest quality.
GOSPEL: John 20:19-23
In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, 'Peace be with you,' and, after saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord, and he said to them again, 'Peace be with you. 'As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.' After saying this he breathed on them and said: Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone's sins, they are retained.
This week's Gospel begins by describing how Jesus’ disciples had locked themselves in a room. They were afraid of the Jews. Imagine this scene! Here are eleven grown men locked in a fairly small room, fearful of what might happen to them. So much for Jesus’ “brave disciples.”
Then Jesus quietly appears in their midst. Did they rub their eyes wondering if something was wrong with their eyesight? Did they think they were going crazy when they saw Jesus? Did they immediately recognize that this apparition was Jesus, their beloved friend and teacher?
Jesus quietly and simply said to his beloved friends and disciples: “Peace be with you.” I suspect that the primary emotion the disciples experienced when they saw this apparition was not “peace.” Rather, I assume that they felt shock, fear, disbelief, astonishment and perhaps hope. Did they ask themselves: How could this be? Is this real? Is Jesus truly here with us?
Then Jesus showed his beloved friends his hands and his side. Did Jesus do this so they would know and believe that Jesus truly was in their midst? I suspect that the disciples needed some proof that this apparition truly was Jesus, their teacher and friend. Yet as they began to absorb the fact that Jesus truly was with them once again, they rejoiced. They were awed and amazed!
Jesus once again said to his disciples: “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” Did the disciples experience peace envelop them when Jesus spoke these simple yet powerful words? Jesus then breathed on them and said: “Receive the Holy Spirit! Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained!”
Take a moment and hear Jesus say to you: “Peace be with you (your name)! Then quietly breathe in Jesus’ gift of peace for 3-4 minutes! Allow Jesus’ peace to envelop you, to fill you! (Do it, don’t just read the sentence and move on!)
What was your experience? Do you feel Jesus’ peace within you? Do you feel less stressed or worried? Jesus gives us the gift of peace every day! However, we have to consciously accept and absorb His peace! If we do this every day, we may find that we are more peaceful, relaxed and joyful! (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
VINNIES WINTER APPEAL
Last year, Vinnies Conference members provided over $2 million in emergency assistance including food vouchers and parcels to people in need.
Help us make a difference to people in need in our local community this winter.
Support the Vinnies Winter Appeal and help bring safety and security to people struggling to make ends meet.
This year, Mt Carmel will be doing a canned food drive to support families within the Yass community. In each classroom we have placed a basket where students can place their donations. Food cans should be free of rust and damage and should not be out of date.
If each of us were to bring in just one food can this year, we would have over 300 cans to support those in our community who need our support most.
Your generosity is most appreciated!
This year we will be celebrating First Eucharist on Sunday 23rd June. As students from our school and parish community prepare for this special day, may we keep them in our prayers and thoughts.
SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
This Sunday we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Spirit. To help us understand what this day is all about I found the following explanation.
The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptised. The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of the mysteries of Christ and as the solemn expression of our faith in this triune life of the Divine Persons, to which we have been given access by Baptism and by the Redemption won for us by Christ. Only in heaven shall we properly understand what it means, in union with Christ, to share as sons in the very life of God.
The feast of the Blessed Trinity was introduced in the ninth century and was only inserted in the general calendar of the Church in the fourteenth century by Pope John XXII. But the cultus of the Trinity is, of course, to be found throughout the liturgy. Constantly the Church causes us to praise and adore the thrice-holy God who has so shown His mercy towards us and has given us to share in His life.
The dogma of faith which forms the object of the feast is this: There is one God and in this one God there are three Divine Persons; the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God. Yet there are not three Gods, but one, eternal, incomprehensible God! The Father is not more God than the Son, neither is the Son more God than the Holy Spirit. The Father is the first Divine Person; the Son is the second Divine Person, begotten from the nature of the Father from eternity; the Holy Spirit is the third Divine Person, proceeding from the Father and the Son. No mortal can fully fathom this sublime truth. But I submit humbly and say: Lord, I believe, help my weak faith.
Why is this feast celebrated at this particular time? It may be interpreted as a finale to all the preceding feasts. All three Persons contributed to and shared in the work of redemption. The Father sent His Son to earth, for "God so loved the world as to give His only-begotten Son." The Father called us to the faith. The Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, became man and died for us. He redeemed us and made us children of God. He ever remains the liturgist par excellence to whom we are united in all sacred functions. After Christ's ascension the Holy Spirit, however, became our Teacher, our Leader, our Guide, our Consoler. On solemn occasions a thanksgiving Te Deum rises spontaneously from Christian hearts.
The feast of the Most Holy Trinity may well be regarded as the Church's Te Deum of gratitude over all the blessings of the Christmas and Easter seasons; for this mystery is a synthesis of Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. This feast, which falls on the first Sunday after Pentecost, should make us mindful that actually every Sunday is devoted to the honor of the Most Holy Trinity, that every Sunday is sanctified and consecrated to the triune God. Sunday after Sunday we should recall in a spirit of gratitude the gifts which the Blessed Trinity is bestowing upon us. The Father created and predestined us; on the first day of the week He began the work of creation. The Son redeemed us; Sunday is the "Day of the Lord," the day of His resurrection. The Holy Spirit sanctified us, made us His temple; on Sunday the Holy Spirit descended upon the infant Church. Sunday, therefore, is the day of the Most Holy Trinity. www.catholicculture.org
Religious Education Coordinator
Mount Carmel Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to McAuley House for being the winning house this year.
Congratulations to all our age champions for 2019!
1st George Foran
2nd Lachlan Brown
3rd Darcey Gooley
1st Jeremy Bremner
2nd Luke Hewlett/
3rd Hugh Merriman
| Intermediate Girls
1st Lily Lachlan
2nd Shelby Connolly
3rd Ella Cassidy
1st Brodie Doyle
2nd Baxter Sicily
3rd Oliver Frean
Northern Region Athletics - Wednesday 19 June
Good luck to all students competing at the Northern Region Athletics Carnival next Wednesday. Please ensure you have returned your note and paid $7.50 to the front office.
CPS Cross Country Carnival - 14 June
Good luck to Jed Newman, Jeremy Bremner, Aidan Cassidy and Brodie Doyle who will represent our Archdiocese at the Mackillop Cross Country in Sydney this Friday.
Archdiocesan Rugby Union Trials
Congratulations to Baxter Sicily who was selected as part of the Archdiocesan Rugby Union team last Friday. Well done to Max Buser, Hugh Merriman and Samuel Leighton who also competed at the trials.
Have you heard the news......
$10,523.80 worth of books were sold during the Book Fair and because
of this great success, the school can now select $3,683.00 worth of
books to purchase from the commission raised.
Well done everyone and a very BIG thank you!!
Just a reminder to those studehts who have not yet paid for the Lucas Proudfoot Incursion during Reconcilitaion Week.The costs is $5 per student and can be paid by cash or on Qkr!
Thank you to those that have already paid.
The Mt Carmel School Uniform Shop is open each Tuesday afternoon, between 2.30pm– 4.00pm during school terms.
Ordering Options - Uniform orders can be placed online via Qkr! or by order from which can be collected and paid for from the front office.
All Qkr! orders placed before 2pm each Tuesday, will be bundled up and sent home with your child on Wednesday afternoon.
Please note that if the incorrect size/item is ordered or the size selected does not fit correctly, please return the item along with a note regarding changes required and the correct size/item can be sent home.
In two weeks, on the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), young parishioners from both Yass and Gunning will receive their first Holy Communion. Besides the Vigil Mass in Yass, there will be Mass in Gunning on the Sunday at 8:15am and Yass at 10am. The following Sunday is the fifth Sunday, but due to the disruption of times for our celebration of first Holy Communion, Wee Jasper will miss out and the usual times for Yass, Gunning and Murrumbateman will apply.
Following Mass there will be an opportunity to gather for a cuppa/morning tea and the cutting of the cake for these young people. It would be very much appreciated if parents could help with the supply of sandwiches, slice etc. on this special occasion. Food may be dropped off to the school office on Friday 21st June or at Mt Carmel Performing Arts Centre in Dutton Street prior to Mass. Enquires to Mt Carmel School 6226 3357 or Dianne Carey 0419 276 889.
Registration- Wednesday 31 July and Thursday 1 August 5-6pm Presbytery
Commitment Mass -Saturday 3 August 6pm St. Augustine's and Sunday 4 August 10.30am Uniting Church Hall Murrumbateman
Church Liturgy 1 -Thursday 15 August 7pm St Augustine's
Church Liturgy 2 -Thursday 29 August 7pm St Augustine's
Reflection Day - Friday 6 September 9am-3.10pm Hartigan Centre and St Augustine's
Sacrament of Confirmation - Sunday 8 September 10am St Augustine's
You may be thinking about appropriate gifts to give to celebrate this occasion. The Vinnies store carries a small range of suitable cards and gifts, such as rosary beads and pens. Alternatively, the Catholic Bookshop (55 Franklin Street, Forrest ACT), carries a wide range of suitable items. It is open weekday 9.30am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm.
A very big thank you to Helen Shaw for collecting all of the sheets and stickers from the schools box at Woolworths.
For more information on the Earn and Learn program or to print a sticker sheet, click here.