'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.

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 -

First Communion -
Mosman Park: Saturday 6th June - 5 :30pm
Cottesloe : Sunday 28th June - 10:00am
First Communion -
Cottesloe : Sunday 14th June - 10:00am
Mosman Park: Saturday 20th 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:

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: Contact: or 9386 1870

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

THIS SUNDAY'S 'GOOD NEWS':4th Sunday in Lent(John 3:14-21)

"God sent his Son into the world that we might be saved through him."
The reflection for this Sunday, by Fr Michael Tate, focuses on the second reading - from St Paul's letter to the Ephesians. It is reprinted here with his kind permission.

How does God picture us? St Paul reveals one of God's favourite ways of regarding us.
We are God's work of art, created in Christ Jesus, to live the good life as from the beginning he had intended us to live it. (Eph 2:10)

Just as an artist respects the medium he or she is working in, whether it be oils or crayon, so too God respects us as human beings with free will. Which is why his works of art don't always look the way he intended!
Now, if one has a work of art in the house, a picture or print that means a lot to you, or perhaps the first sketch by a child, do you put it in the darkest corner of the room? Or do you allow just enough light to fall on it so as to reveal how terrific it is, why it gives you pleasure? Of course, the latter.

Now, if you and I are God's work of art, God wants exactly the same. He wants us to be revealed in the light. What sort of light? Christ our Light.

Of course, it might be necessary for the Light to dispel some darkness, some shadow dimension of our lives. In this regard Christ is a healing Light, but this is so that he might illuminate us in a way which more clearly reveals the love which the Divine Artist has for all creation.
(Lent is a time where we might) pray for the courage to expose ourselves to Christ's healing light (so that we will be) more beautifully illuminated at Easter.

© Fr Michael Tate


There are 2 more Community Masses for this term - if you are hoping to make this a part of your Lenten spiritual journey. Families new to the school are especially welcome to our 'user-friendly' joyous Mass.

On Friday 27th March our Eucharist will be preceded by a Procession of Palms. We will start at the earlier time of 7:30am near the St Ignatius sculpture in the Library Courtyard, then process to the Chapel.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Where: Chapel
Time: 8:00am - 8:30am
When: Fridays in term time