SACRAMENTS IN PARISHES

Registering before 11th April: St Thomas the Apostle Claremont

Further details: College website:

FAQs

What if my parish is not listed on the College website?

As a regional school, our students are drawn from many parishes. For information about your local or home parish, just enter Perth Catholic in your search engine, then find your parish in the drop down list. http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/

Where can I find more information?

Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison lumley.mary-anne@johnxxiii.edu.au

EASTER IN PARISHES

For Christians, Easter is the central feast of our liturgical year. Families celebrate Easter traditions in various ways, and many families will take the opportunity to participate in celebrations of the Lord's Supper, Passion and Resurrection in their parishes. Check your parish for times. Details from some of our local parishes will be published here.

COMMUNITY MASS

The College is blessed that each Friday morning it celebrates as a unique Christian community. Many people find it a great way to prepare for the wider Christian community at their own parish Mass at the weekend. All welcome at any time - and especially during the Lenten season, leading up to the great feast of Easter.

When: Fridays in term time

Time: 8:00 - 8:30

Where: College Chapel

Special Community Mass - last day of term, 11th April.

Note the earlier start time of 7:30!

Our celebration will begin in the Library Courtyard with a blessing and procession of palms. More information next week

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL…

… is the theme of the 2014 Caritas Project Compassion. Caritas provides the following reflection on this Sunday's gospel (John 4:5-42).

Imagine you drop in to your local shop to get some milk or bread - the sort of thing that you might do any day - and you meet Jesus there! Sounds incredible, doesn't it? But that's pretty much what happened to the Samaritan woman when she went to the well to collect her daily supply of water. It was an unlikely meeting to begin with - given the antagonism between Jews and Samaritans - but it was an encounter that would change her life.

Jesus crosses a cultural boundary by asking the woman for a drink. Then Jesus opens up for her a new horizon - 'a spring of water gushing up to eternal life'. It would bring a new perspective on life, seeing people and situations through the eyes of Jesus. Fear is banished. Hope is restored. One's purpose is clear. New life has begun!

Something similar happened for 19 year old Archie from Bulacan Province in the Philippines. With his nine siblings and his parents, he had been living in a one-room, make-shift house, close to a rubbish dump, at the mercy of flooding and typhoons. Then new life came for Archie in the form of an emergency resettlement program supported by Caritas Australia. The family moved to a home in a safer area, and with clean water and a sewerage system. And Archie is delighted to be studying under Caritas Australia's Alternative Learning System to increase his opportunity for work. Jesus continues to change lives, bringing hope and opportunities for growth to people through the intermediary of agencies like Caritas, supported by the contributions that you and I make to Project Compassion.

©Caritas Australia

Thank you to parents for your ongoing support of Project Compassion in the College - and for assisting our students in finding ways to make a difference to the lives of others, especially during this period of Lent. Further information about Caritas Project Compassion is available at: www.caritas.org.au