- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Primary Sport
- PRC Update
- 2019 Reach Assessments
- Uniform Shop
- Reminder: Platters and Containers to Pick up
- Please Pray for First Eucharist Children
- Morning Tea for First Eucharist
- Family and Friends of Children Receiving First Holy Communion
- Parish News - Sacraments 2019
- Two Organs, Two Organists & Two Trumpeters
- Yass Gymnastics School Holiday Program
- Spinifix Tennis - Talent Identification Holiday Camp
This Sunday 23 June, 20 students from Mt Carmel, along with 5 other parish children, will be celebrating their First Eucharist. Mass will commence at 10am in St Augustine’s church and all are warmly invited to join us for this special celebration and the morning tea to follow in the PAC. This Friday, 21 June, the First Communicants will participate in a reflection day as their final preparation to receive the sacrament this weekend.
Open Classrooms and Semester One Reports
The Semester One student reports will be sent home at the end of Week 10 on Friday 5 July. In preparation for this, in order that you can view and share some of the work your child has been completing this semester, we will be holding an Open Classroom afternoon on Wednesday 3 July from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Please discuss your child’s work and report with them and affirm their achievements. It is vital that the sharing of your child’s report be a positive experience; everyone responds to recognition and praise. Your child’s achievements are a great celebration!
Kindergarten Interviews are well underway and enrolment numbers are due to Catholic Education by the end of June in order to plan for staffing in 2020. Please contact Carol or Emma if you have not collected your child’s enrolment form for Kindergarten next year. Your earliest attention to this would be much appreciated.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: John 16:12-15
I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you to bear now. However, when the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking of his own accord, but will say only what he has been told; and he will reveal to you the things to come. He will glorify me, since all he reveals to you will be taken from what is mine. Everything the Father has is mine; that is why I said: all he reveals to you will be taken from what is mine.
This week's Gospel begins with Jesus telling his disciples that there is much more for him to tell them. However, Jesus realises that they are striving to absorb and understand what he had been saying. He understood that at this point, they did not have the capacity to absorb anything more.
However, Jesus reminds them that when the Spirit comes, the Spirit will guide them to all the truth. He tells them that the Spirit will speak to them about the things that will come in the future. Then Jesus not only foretells his departure, he says that in the future he will return but in a new and different way!
Just as Jesus reassured his disciples, Jesus also reassures us. Today he also is telling us, that he not only will come to us but he already is among us! Jesus comes to us in the breaking of the bread! And when we, his followers, are gathered together, Jesus is with us and among us!
Do we recognise Jesus with us? Do we experience his presence, his love, his grace? Today may our minds and hearts be awake and alert to his coming! We don’t want to miss him! What a loss that would be! (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 are 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 Sunday we will be celebrating First Eucharist. As students from our school and parish community prepare for this special day, may we keep them in our prayers and thoughts. There will be a morning tea in the PAC following mass on Sunday to celebrate this special occasion. It would be appreciated if you could drop off a plate of food prior to mass at 10am.
Religious Education Coordinator
Northern Region Athletics
Well done to all the students who competed at the Northern Region Athletics Carnival today.
Below are the Relay teams from today's carnival.
Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival - Thursday 22 August at AIS, Canberra
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.
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.
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.
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