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:

Sacramental Diary



Thur July 3, 7:00pm: Celebration of Sacrament

Harry Court, Marshall Lalor, Lawrence McNeilly, Benjamin Mignacca, Jack Sheppard, Sophie Standen and May Verlag will celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.



The following Year 3 students recently celebrated their first Reconciliation in the parish:

Evelyn Arundell, Emily Barbour, Sienna Carroll, Tiffany Cesare, Georgia Gourdis, James Mitchell, Elizabeth Newton, Matthew Rintoul and Luke Seery.


June 28: Celebration of Sacrament

Jack Chapman, James Fry, Dominic Korn, Judd Macdougall, Luca Matthew, Anna Peachey, Dominic Richards and Xavier Smith will receive Holy Communion for the first time this weekend.



June 28-29: Celebration of Sacrament

Marite Balzarini, Madeleine Hillbeck, Zoe Koong and Chloe Rodrigo will receive Holy Communion for the first time this weekend.


Wed July 2, 7:30pm: Parents' Adult Education Evening



June 28-29: Enrolment after Masses


June 28-29: Rite of Commitment at Mass

THIS SUND AY 'S GOSPEL: "'Rebuild My Church…" (Matt 16:13-19)

The feast of the Saints Peter & Paul is celebrated this weekend. The following is part of a homily by Fr Michael Tate. It is reproduced here with his kind permission.

Did you notice in the first reading that, whilst Peter was in prison, 'the whole Church kept on praying incessantly for him'. This constant prayer played its part in Peter's being freed from the chains which bound him, the shackles which fettered him.

When an unknown Argentinian appeared on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica, after the simple greeting 'Buona sera' and saying a few words, Pope Francis astonished the crowd by asking them: 'Pray for me.' A great silence descended on the piazza and amongst those watching on TV, as we prayed for him.

What are the shackles or chains which fetter the successor of St Peter? What prison walls do we need to pray (to be) shattered so that he can preach the marvels of God in ways which affect the hearts of humanity?

In the Gospel, our Lord says to Simon son of Jonah: 'You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church.' 'My church' - the church desired by our Lord, not a church designed by all too earthly ambitions, a church whose structure owes much to the Roman empire, and later to Euro-centric models spanning the last millennia or so.

Here is the way in which Pope Francis sees the Church. 'I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds …And you have to start from the ground up.'

Pope Francis is obsessed with the Church's response to the wounded. Why?

Not that the church should be the most humanitarian NGO on the planet, but because in tending to those who are wounded, we touch the wounds of Christ and that enables us to acclaim the true identity of Jesus Christ: 'My Lord and my God'.

According to Pope Francis, Christianity is not a vague rose-water mist, but is centred on the person of Jesus Christ and his saving death and resurrection.

This was the constant

message of St Paul who, like St Peter, was martyred in Rome. Perhaps there is to be a Pauline dimension to our prayer for Pope Francis as he, in our time, responds to the divine call to St Francis of Assisi: 'Rebuild my church'.

May the Church, the Church of the third millennium be the organisation which our Risen Lord can recognise as 'my Church'. ©Michael Tate

Next Friday's Mass will be led by Year 9s and will be linked with NAIDOC celebrations. Everyone is welcome to join with us in celebrating the culture, spirituality, identity and survival of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This will be followed by Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony hosted by Noongar elder, Mr Len Collard, on the Chapel Lawn.

Where: Chapel

Time: 8:00-8:30

When: Fridays in term time.

Smoking Ceremony for NAIDOC Week- Asthma Alert
Secondary students will be attending a smoking ceremony on the Chapel Lawn from 8.30am to 8.50 am on Friday 4 July. Students whose asthm a may be triggered by smoke should see their Assistant Deputy Principal who will then place them in the Library during the ceremony.