Dear Parents and Carers,
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Well done to the students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on the weekend. It was very prayerful, reflective and very community focused.
Thank you to all families for supporting our mobile phone procedures. It’s great to see students handing in their phones when they arrive.
St Thomas More's Anzac Day Liturgy will be held this Friday, April 8, commencing at 9am in the Holy Faith Hall. Parents are warmly invited to attend. Special thanks to Sonja Mingay for all the organization and behind-the-scenes work. Thank you also to Richard Keir (Lillian Yr 4) who will give a reflection at the liturgy and Shaun Nelson (Horatio Yr 6, Ivy Yr 3, Violet Yr 1) who will read the Peace Prayer. Children in years 3/4 and 5/6 choir, will be singing.
NAPLAN – for your diary
In May 2019 the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be completed by students in Years 3 and 5. The tests will be conducted across Australia on the following dates:
Tuesday, 14th May - Language Conventions & Writing
Wednesday 15th May - Reading
Thursday 16th May - Numeracy
Friday 17th May - A ‘catch-up’ day is scheduled for any students who missed a test or were absent on a test day.
Catholic Schools Soccer Carnival
STM entered 2 teams to play in the carnival last Sunday. The students represented St Thomas More’s with great sportsmanship and enthusiasm. Thank you to Mrs Donna Victory for all her organisation. Thanks also to all the parents who supported the students on the day.
Term 2 Uniform
At the start of Term 2, all students will need to wear their Winter uniform.
I would like to congratulate all our children who have completed the Sacramental Program for Reconciliation recently! It was a deeply prayerful and personal penitential service, of which, I’m sure our children will not forget. There are a lot of people to thank for allowing this program to come to its fruition on Saturday.
Firstly, I would like to thank all of our parents and caregivers who have put in a lot of time and effort into helping prepare our children for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It has been a privilege for me to journey with you and your children through the preparation for Reconciliation. I look forward to journeying with you through the preparation for First Holy Communion next year!
Another thanks goes to our dedicated staff at STMPS. In particular I would like to thank Mrs Donna Victory and Mrs Christine Washington for their dedicated and wholehearted contribution to our children’s preparation. Our children were not only very well prepared for the sacrament, but they all felt very affirmed and encouraged that they were undertaking this step in their faith journey. This wouldn’t be possible without your contribution! Also I would like to thank Mr Christopher Evans, our Parish Sacramental Coordinator, for his contribution to our preparation program as well. To Fathers Emil Milat and Bernie Patterson our Parish Priest and Emeritus Parish Priest for their contribution to our special day as well.
On a side note, I would like to thank all the parents for their very generous contributions to our morning tea! There was such a beautiful array of food provided to celebrate First Reconciliation that we celebrated in style! So well in fact, that I’m feeling my belt is a bit tight since this morning tea! Thank you!First Holy Communion
Our next Sacrament that we will be preparing for will be the Sacrament of the Eucharist. It is here that our children will be able to receive their first Holy Communion. This program is available for children in Years 3 and up. Registration and the first week of formation for this sacrament is Sunday 5th May. The celebration of the First Holy Communion (Eucharist) will be Sunday 30th June 2019. If you have any question regarding First Holy Communion please don’t hesitate to contact me on the details below.
This Sunday we have our Palm Sunday Mass celebrating Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem and thus beginning our Holy Week. Mass begins in the school courtyard and then we process from the Courtyard to the Church. It is a great Mass for kids as there are a lot of things for them to do and it’s something different from our normal proceedings of Mass. Again, you are most welcome!
Mass begins at 9.30 in the school courtyard.
Campbell Holy Week Liturgy times
Good Friday – 11am Stations of the Cross St. Thomas More’s Church, Campbell
- 3pm Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Easter Sunday – 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass St. Thomas More’s Church, Campbell
If you have any questions or queries regarding the Sacraments or anything regarding our faith formation please don’t hesitate to contact me on:
Tel: (02) 6248 5472
Your brother in Christ Jesus,