Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students
On Sunday 21st November the Church celebrates the Feast of Christ the King, also called the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. The celebration is on the final week before we commence the celebration of the Advent Season. As we celebrate Christ as King, we recognise the freeing power of Christ who is alive and working among us to lift up the poor and needy, and to bring justice and peace into the world. We see many examples of the commitment to the poor and needy at school during Term Four. We see our students and families collect items for the St Vincent De Paul Advent Appeal. We see our staff collecting items for new and expectant mothers and babies to donate to Catholic Pregnancy Help. We see our children bringing justice and peace into the world as they show kindness and compassion and strive to Make Jesus Real every day. The spirit of Christ the King is indeed evident in our community.
Lord Jesus Christ,
You are a King who cares deeply for his people.
May we search out those in need,
so that Love and Justice will reign
as the Kingdom of God is brought forth within us.
We ask our prayer in your name and in the power of the Holy Spirit,
I am delighted to congratulate Amelia and Lillian, students at Matthew Gibney Catholic School, who along with their younger sister, received the Sacrament of Baptism last weekend. Our prayers and best wishes to the children, and their parents, as they join the Catholic Church community and grow in their faith over the coming years.
Annual Community Meeting – 24th November 7.00pm
All parents are invited to come along to the Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday 24th November, commencing at 7.00pm in the Library. The P&F and the School Advisory Council will both present a summary of achievements during the year. In addition, the annual school budget will be presented and I will provide a short report. Nominations for membership on both the P&F Executive and the School Advisory Council will be received and voted upon at the meeting, if necessary. Refreshments will be available during the meeting. Please rsvp your attendance, for catering purposes, to the link: RSVP
End of Year Concert
Save the date for the end of year Nativity and Edu Dance Concert on Friday 3rd December commencing at 6.00pm. The concert promises to be a lot of fun as the Kindy children share with us the nativity story and the PP-Year 6 students entertain us with their Edu Dance items. Please bring grandparents, siblings and other special friends along to join in the fun of the concert evening. The evening is always a highlight of our school calendar.
I look forward to welcoming parents to the Merit Award Assembly on Friday.
Best wishes for the week ahead.