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SACRAMENT PROGRAM

'Family focused, parish-based, catholic school-supported'
Do you have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6?
"Your unique and indispensable role in your child's Catholic Christian formation is one that both school and parish endorse and support. It is your privilege and responsibility, which follows from your commitment when your child was baptised, to present your child for the sacraments."
John XXIII College prepares children for the various sacraments during the course of this year's religious education programs: Year 3 - Reconciliation, Year 4 - Eucharist, Year 6 - Confirmation. These sacraments are then received in your home parish, the parish community in which you regularly participate.

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FAQs
I have a daughter/son in Secondary who has not been confirmed. Who should I contact?
This frequently occurs when students transfer from overseas or from state schools. In the first instance, contact your parish priest or parish administrator. However if in doubt, email Mary-Anne Lumley (see below).

I know the dates in my parish - shall we just turn up on the day?
No, every parish has an enrolment process that needs to be completed in advance. Contact your parish priest or administrator to enrol.

I would like some further information; who can I ask?
Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison - lumley.mary-anne@johnxxiii.edu.au

Is your parish one of the following?
The following information may assist you.

CITY BEACH: HOLY SPIRIT
For enrolment forms please download from this link: http://www.holyspiritcitybeach.com.
Further information please contact Michelle Rapkoch at: jmrapkoch@yahoo.com or 0405 556 026.

CLAREMONT: ST THOMAS APOSTLE
First Communion - Sunday 7 June, 9:30am
Confirmation - Friday 4 September, 6:00pm (TBC)
First Reconciliation - Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October, 3:30-4:30pm.
Contact - Silvia Kinder - kinder.silvia@cathednet.wa.edu.au

COTTESLOE: ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA/MOSMAN PARK: CORPUS CHRISTI
First Communion -
Mosman Park: Saturday 6 June - 5 :30pm
Cottesloe : Sunday 28 June - 10:00am
First Communion -
Cottesloe : Sunday 14 June - 10:00am
Mosman Park: Saturday 20 June - 5 :30pm
To enrol your child please access the enrolment form from College website or Contact: cottesloe.parish@perthcatholic.org.au

FLOREAT/WEMBLEY: ST CECILIA'S
First Communion - 27 & 28 June, 9:30am
Confirmation - 13 & 14 June, 6:00pm (TBC)
First Reconciliation - Wednesday 17 June, 4:00-5:00pm.
Contact - Prue Pupazzoni - florcath@iinet.net.au or 9387 1158

NEDLANDS: HOLY ROSARY
To enrol your child, please see information on Parish noticeboards or Parish website: www.holyrosarynedlands.org.au Contact: hrpnedlands@bigpond.com or 9386 1870

SUBIACO: ST JOSEPH
Contact - Bart Welten - www.stjosephssubicao.org.au or 9381 0400

'GOOD NEWS' for 6th SUNDAY of EASTER

"No one can have greater love than to lay down their life for their friends." (John 15:1-8)

The following is taken from Fr Richard Leonard's homily on this Sunday's gospel and is printed here, with kind permission. Fr Richard Leonard SJ is the author of Preaching to the Converted, Paulist Press, New York, 2006.

…It isn't just any old love Christ calls us to practise. It's not about a fleeting feeling or having a warm fuzzy inside. Jesus tells us today that the character of Christian love is the degree to which it's sacrificial. This is a challenging way of working out who we really love, isn't it? The people we love are those for whom we are prepared to sacrifice something of ourselves, maybe everything.

If that's the case we could decide to stop telling people we don't love that we love them. The goal of the Christian life is to love everyone, but until we achieve that, the more we lie about love the more we lower its currency. It's perfectly acceptable to like, enjoy, be fond of, respect, admire and be grateful to others, and not love them. There are a very few people for whom most of us would be prepared to lay down our lives. This criteria sorts out our intimates fairly quickly.

We could also decide to stop saying we love things, animals, ideas or organisations which cannot love us back. Human beings can only truly love people. Jesus did not die for an ideology or an institution. He was put to death because of his uncompromising love for all humanity everywhere. If we find ourselves saying we love our pets, house, car, job, our ideology, even our Church more than we love other human beings, then we're in trouble…..

We choose our friends, and the strength of any particular friendship is usually found in how we know their history and story, and they know ours, in the way we give them time, attention and affection. A true friendship is mutual. Jesus loves us, his friends, enough to know us, be available to us, challenge and forgive us. And his love is mutual. The only thing stopping us from having a deeper relationship with Christ is our desire for it.

But Jesus also shows how friends are prepared to give their lives for one another. That's what we celebrate (in the Eucharist) that Jesus the Lord showed the quality and care of his love for us so that we might be empowered to go out and enable others to know and experience his love in the joyful way we sacrifice ourselves for them.

No one promised us that the Christian life would be easy. All we have is our brother Jesus and all our friends, our family in faith, to support us in every loving sacrifice we make. ©

COMMUNITY MASS

During the first few weeks of term, while Father Wilson is away, priests from some of our local parishes support us. We thank them for their support in enabling our weekly celebration of the Eucharist to continue.

Today, recently ordained, Father Noe Navarrete Apaez from Cottesloe/Mosman Park presided.

Next Friday 15th May, our Year 9 students are preparing the Mass, and families are especially welcome, as we continue the season of Easter.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lumley.mary-anne@johnxxiii.edu.au

Where: Chapel

Time: 8:000am - 8:30am

When: Fridays in term time.