This weekend several of our Year 4 students will receive the Eucharist for the first time with their families, in their parishes. Congratulations to these children and their families; our thoughts are with you this weekend. The children's names are listed below, under their parish.

Our local parishes have supplied the following diary information, which is on the College website. However we appreciate that the College has a wide catchment area. For further information:

  • Mary-Anne Lumley -

Sacramental Diary



Chantal Briede, Jemima Broderick, Jenna Martin and Tayla Vivian will receive Holy Communion for the first time this weekend.



Shenae Baker, Zoe Bennecke, Jasmine Holly, Thomas Linsten, Alice O'Sullivan, Helena Phillips, Isabella Pietrzak, Jordan Smith, Ruby Williamson and Emma Winch will receive Holy Communion for the first time this weekend.



June 21-22: Rite of Commitment at Mass

June 28-29: Rite of Commitment at Mass


June 22: Celebration of Sacrament

June 28: Celebration of Sacrament

Raffael Armitage, Poppy Barich, Hugo Croudance, John Exten, James Fry, James Green, Dominic Korn, Judd Macdougall, Stella Morgan, Anna Peachey and Oliver Stickland will receive Holy Communion for the first time this weekend.



June 21-22: Celebration of Sacrament

June 28-29: Celebration of Sacrament

Natalie Ong will receive Holy Communion for the first time this weekend.



June 21-22: Enquiry Weekend

June 28-29: Enrolment after Masses


June 28-29: Rite of Commitment at Mass

THIS SUNDAY'S GOSPEL: "I am the living bread …" (John 6:51-58)

The feast of the Corpus Christi is celebrated this weekend. Liturgist and youth minister, Greg Sunter, provides the following reflection:

The feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi, celebrates and commemorates the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper. Although the liturgy on Holy Thursday remembers the celebration of the Last Supper, its focus tends to be more aligned with the events of the Passion rather than on the institution of the Eucharist. In the 13th Century, Pope Urban IV established the feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ) and it was St Thomas Aquinas who composed the official prayers of the Church for the feast day. In 1970 the feast was changed to the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. In some countries it is celebrated on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday and in others on the following Sunday.

The gospel passage comes from the 6th chapter of the gospel of John in which the gospel writer has Jesus deliver an extended discourse on the image of himself as the Bread of Life. This passage comes from the end of that discourse and, in this relatively short passage, Jesus repeatedly demands that his followers must eat his flesh and drink his blood. It is through these actions that his followers will share in eternal life. Jesus says that whoever does this will live in him and he will live in them. That is one of the fundamental beliefs about the Eucharist. When we receive the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist we become what we receive - we become Christ's body in the world. When Jesus called his disciples, he called them to be like himself. He reissues that call to be like him every time we receive his body and blood in Eucharist.

Meals are very important events. Not only do we physically need food and drink to keep ourselves alive, but we use meals to mark occasions and celebrate events: birthdays; weddings; dates; achievements; disappointments; reunions. There is a sacredness about gathering with friends and family and sharing a meal together. Stories are told; memories shared; the food is appreciated and more often than not there's a drink to accompany the meal. Treating such occasions with gratitude - as blessed moments of grace - is living out the Eucharistic reality of welcoming Jesus into our lives and seeking to be more like him.© Greg Sunter


Friends and family welcome at any time.

Friday 27th June will be a belated Ward house celebration

Friday 4th July will be led by Year 9s and will be linked with NAIDOC celebrations.

Where: Chapel

Time: 8:00-8:30

When: Fridays in term time.

Friday 4th July 8:30-9:00, on the Chapel Lawn, the College will celebrate the start of NAIDOC week with a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and Didgeridoo. Any students whose asthma is triggered by smoke are advised to take additional precautions or keep clear of the Chapel Lawn until the smoke has subsided. Further information next week.