'Family focused, parish-based, catholic school-supported'
Do you have a child in Year 3, 4 or 6?
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. "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."

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).

Where can I get an enrolment form?
Enrolment forms are available from your parish, and in some cases from the website of your parish. Use the drop down box at: forms from some parishes may also be found on the College website at this link:

What do I need to take to enrolment?
Relevant earlier certificates - eg Baptism, Reconciliation etc.

I have heard that in my parish all students have to attend classes, even if they go to a Catholic school.
Yes, each parish is a special and unique community. Some parishes MAY request that students preparing for Sacraments (including students from Catholic schools) attend parish classes or retreats. Check with your own parish for further details.

I would like some further information; who can I ask?
Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison -

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

For enrolment forms please download from this link:
Further information please contact Michelle Rapkoch at: or 0405556026.

Enrolments Close - Friday 27th March
First Communion - Sunday 7th June, 9:30am
Confirmation - Friday 4th September, 6:00pm (TBC)
First Reconciliation - Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October, 3:30-4:30pm.
Contact - Silvia Kinder -

Commitment Masses -
Mosman Park: Saturday 7 March - 5 :30pm OR Sunday 8 March 8 :30am
Cottesloe : Sunday 8 March - 10:00am OR 5 :00pm
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
Parent Information Night (ALL parents) - Wednesday 11th March, 6:00pm.
To enrol your child please access the enrolment form from College website or Contact:

Parent Information Night (Compulsory) - Wednesday 11th March, 7:00pm.
First Communion - 27th & 28th June, 9:30am
Confirmation - 13th & 14th June, 6:00pm (TBC)
First Reconciliation - Wednesday 17th June, 4:00-5:00pm.
Contact - Prue Pupazzoni - or 9387 1158

To enroll your child, please see information on Parish noticeboards or Parish website: or 9386 1870

Confirmation Registration - Tuesday 10th March, 4:30pm, Upper Room.
Contact - Bart Welten - or 9381 0400

THIS SUNDAY'S GOSPEL:3rd Sunday in Lent(John 2:13-25)

"Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.."

The following reflection for this Sunday's Gospel is from Fr Michael Tate, and is reprinted here with his kind permission.

The Ten Commandments are badly named. Rather, they are the Ten Responses which should characterise a liberated people, freed from slavery by "the Lord, your God".

By the time Jesus came on the scene, the Temple in Jerusalem was no longer a fit dwelling place for a God who desires to free people from oppression and exploitation. To the contrary, Jesus saw the Temple ideology as placing undue burdens and shackles on people.

His anger at this erupted in dramatic street theatre. His overturning of the tables of the money-changers signalled the overturning of the Temple system.

What Our Lord revealed to uncomprehending authorities was that His body was the true sanctuary. The body of Jesus of Nazareth is the dwelling place of God, the habitation of the Lord God who liberates people. In short, God's sanctuary is not a place, but a person.

(During this time of Lent) we could take a moment to pray, using the Ten Responses to review and guide our reflection and practice as we move towards Easter. This will help us to celebrate the enigmatic saying: "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it again."

© Fr Michael Tate


Next Friday Campion House will prepare our weekly celebration of the Eucharist. All Campion families are especially welcome. During Lent, some people attend the Friday Community Mass as part of their spiritual journey for this season. If you are new to the school, please consider yourself warmly invited to our 'user-friendly' joyous Mass.
If you have any questions, please contact: Chapel
Time: 8:00am - 8:30am
When: Fridays in term time



Project Compassion stories for Lent 2015 focus on the ways in which Caritas Australia is working around the world to empower vulnerable people to establish sustainable food sources and develop income streams for life. Students are encouraged, in age-appropriate ways, to develop a greater awareness of the issues and to support those most vulnerable people through prayer and generous giving.

This week's focus: Karen from Australia
The Centacare Wilcannia-Forbes 'Manage Your Income, Manage Your Life' program (supported by Caritas Australia) is helping First Australians, like Karen, to take control of their money, and choose and prepare nutritious food to ensure a healthier future for their families.
Your donation to Project Compassion 2015 helps First Australians in remote communities gain the skills to make healthier food choices, and build a better future for their families.
Further information: 1800 024 413