Are you seeking First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation for your child?

"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. Your family celebrates that sacrament in your home parish, the parish community in which you regularly participate.

If you would like further information on the Sacrament program, please contact: Mary-Anne Lumley, Parish Liaison


Last Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost, a number of students celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. Congratulations to Holly Cannon and Levy Young who were confirmed in the parish of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarborough and Eliane Dawkins and Alina Jory who were confirmed in the parish of Holy Spirit, City Beach.

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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).

I know the dates in my parish - shall we just turn up on the day?
No, every parish has an enrolment process that needs to be completed in advance. Contact your parish priest or administrator to enrol.

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 0405 556 026.

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

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
To enrol your child please access the enrolment form from College website or Contact:

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

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

Contact - Bart Welten - or 9381 0400


"… in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:16-20)

The following is taken from Fr Richard Leonard's homily on this Sunday's gospel and is printed here, with kind permission. Fr Richard Leonard SJ is the author of Preaching to the Converted, Paulist Press, New York, 2006.

One of the things we often hear in times of domestic, local or international crisis is that 'everyone pulled together'. We are rightly proud, and a few times amazed, at how people can set aside their differences and strive for the common good. Sometimes this experience of working together has the long-lasting benefit of breaking down boundaries. Other times, sadly, old enmities, prejudices and suspicions return when the crisis is over.

Trinity Sunday celebrates that whether we are in crisis or not, in season and out of season, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit do nothing but 'pull together' to love and save us. What we glimpse as the best attribute of our family, town or nation defines who our Christian God is, and what they see, how they judge and the way they act toward the world.

A famous icon of the Trinity depicts the three persons at a table where there are four place settings. The final place, in the lower half of the painting, invites the viewer to take the seat and join them. Its profound theology and masterful art, but we can quickly misunderstand it.


We are not just personally invited to join in the very life of God, and pull together with them in their loving and saving of the world. The seat at the table is reserved for all of humanity.

In practical terms it is impossible to profess belief in the Trinity, on the one hand, and then work at things which pull the human family apart, on the other. It is scandalous to hold to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and be known as racist, bigoted and sexist, to not care about refugees or those who die each day of starvation. We cannot keep signing ourselves in the name of a Triune God and then work hard at getting richer and more secure while the rest of humanity grow poorer and lack the necessities for human dignity. Ghandi once said, 'I love the New Testament and the Christian ideas about God and I would take the waters of Christian baptism tomorrow if I saw Christians practise what they preach.'

Trinity Sunday is not about theological mathematics, working out how three goes into one. It's about gaining the strength (in community) to pull together to see that all of God's children have the opportunity to hear the good news of how much God loves us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and so can take their privileged place at God's table. Most people will learn about the saving love of God primarily through the way they observe us seeing, judging and acting.

It's not by accident that in our Catholic tradition the usual moment we invoke the Trinity is when we make the sign of the cross. It reminds us that 'we cannot have our cake and eat it too'. Every time we profess the Trinity we recommit ourselves to die to self so that God's saving love may be realised for everyone, everywhere.

So let's not only profess our belief in the three persons that make up our one God, but live the life that goes with it, 'In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.'


Next Friday, 5 June, is World Environment Day and our Sustainability captain, Ruby Meegan, is leading the preparation of our celebration of the Eucharist for that day.

Our College community celebrates the Eucharist each Friday morning in term time, and everyone is always welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Where: Chapel

Time: 8:000am - 8:30am

When: Fridays in term time.