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Issue 134  |  07 June 2018
Featured Story
From our Principal

Dear Parents, Students and Friends,

As we “welcome” in the first week of Winter we also welcome in a peak assessment period for students and staff. Year 10 and 11 students commence exams this week and Year 12 students commence theirs next week. The exam period, both the preparatory work prior and the exams themselves are critically important skills to hone. Year 12 exams are the single most important influence on study scores and thus ATAR scores. Students must treat this exam period with the upmost seriousness and use it as an opportunity to practice and prepare for the time when they count the most. 

VCAL Projects

Whilst VCE students and Year 10 students are engaged in their exam program, the VCAL classes at both East and West, are this week, heavily involved in a number of community-based projects. Much planning has taken place with VCAL staff guiding students to propose, plan for and now execute plans aimed at supporting community and school-based organisations. The range of activities include:
• St Agatha's Edible Garden - construction/renovating
• Supporting Vinnies, Cranbourne 
• St Thomas the Apostle new shelving and wicked planter boxes 
• Building a new coffee cart SPC
• Painting shipping containers SPC
• St Theresa’s Garden Bedding
• Cot making at Men’s Shed
• Supporting the work of Backpacks 4 Kids

Building Connections, Growing Together

This happens to be the theme for Family Week which will be celebrated later on this year. I was reading some material in the past week which highlighted the significance of building relationships within the family dynamic. In a school context a connected family provides an excellent platform from which students can maximise their learning opportunities and potential. A family not only connected within their own family dynamic but who is also connected with school provides even greater opportunities to maximise learning outcomes. Here are some simple but effective ways of building connections within families:
• Cooking and enjoying a meal together
• Exploring an old photo album together
• “Binge-watch” a TV series together
• Dig out the board games and take turns in choosing one to play
• Go for a walk with family members
• Visit a local farmer’s market as a family
• Check-out a local sporting event
We live in a world where we are time poor. There is much richness to gain for dedicating time to the most important people in our lives, our family.


Congratulations to the St. Peter’s College Chess team, more commonly referred to as “The Mighty Knights” who hosted and competed in the Casey Zonal Championships last Friday. The students played 7 games each on the day and played against a range of opponents. The Open Secondary team performed very well on the day finishing first overall in a very strong field. They have now qualified a team of 5 into the State Championships to be held in September! 

The two Middle Years teams performed well considering many of them competed in a tournament for the first time.

The overall standings for the day were;
1. St. Peter's College (21 1/2points) - Open Secondary Team
2. Nossal High School (20 points) - Middle Years Team
3. Nossal High School (20 points) - Open Secondary Team
4. Mentone Grammar (19 points) - Middle Years Team
5. Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College (13 1/2 points) - Middle Years Team
6. St. Peter's College (12 points) - Middle Years Team
7. Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College (11 1/2 points) - Open Secondary Team
8. St. Peter's College (10 1/2 points) - Middle Years Team 
2018 Chess

2018 Chess

Change of Dates

Please be aware of the following date changes:
Monday, 18 June – Normal School Day & Year 9 Try a VET day
Tuesday, 19 June – Student Free Day – Report Finalisation day

Mr Chris Black

Chris Black Signature

Latest News
East Campus News

As we enter the eighth week of Term, we see the beginning of Years 10 & 11 exams, VCAL project week, and another Strive & Thrive pastoral session. Whilst we have only a few weeks left of this term, there are plenty of activities and events that all students and parents need to be aware off and action the various requirements of these activities, including:

12 June – 15 June:

  • Year 10 Work Experience – there are still some students who have not finalised their work placements and this must be done by the end of this week. Parents please check with your son/daughter regarding this most valuable opportunity.
  • Year 12 exams – including the GAT 13 June for all students completing a unit 3 & 4 VCE study in 2018.
  • Year 11 Holocaust Museum Excursion on 14 June & SWAC Fit2Drive incursion on 15 June – please note that these are compulsory events for year 11 students.

19 June: - Student free day for years 7-12
26 June: - St Peters Day – more information to follow via Care monkey
28 June – Final day of Term 2

Year 7 Police talk: Once again our Youth liaison Officer Dave Smith provided students with a very important conversation about the laws and issues that young people often face. He discussed the importance of using technology including mobile phones in a respectful and legal manner. We are most grateful for the supportive relationship that we have with Dave and his police colleagues.  
2018 Police Talk 
Pastoral Periods: Strive & Thrive through exploring our character strengths.
Year 8 Gratitude letters a great opportunity for students to practice the art of gratitude, this time in letter format. Hopefully some parents will be receiving these wonderful letters.
 2018 Gratitude Letters

2018 Gratitude Letters
Year 9 Character strength – love of learning – starts with some brain break exercises. I not sure who won this round Mr Sambell!
 2019 Character Strength
Year 12 Character strength – Creativity - students discovered the importance of developing this character strength as it supports our ability to be adaptive, problem solve and build resilience. 
 Yr 12 Character Strength
VCAL projects – Busy, productive and community minded equals VCAL project week. A vast array of activities including building planter boxes from reclaimed wood for the local primary school, painting the school sheds, and the design and building of a custom made coffee cart. Well done VCAL!
 2018 VCAL Projects

I wish you all a very safe and productive week.

Mrs Julie Banda 
Deputy Principal - Head of East Campus

West Campus News

Mixed Netball

The mixed netball house competition finished last Friday with Glowrey defeating Avila in a closely fought finish (12 goals to 11).  The final result from the competition was: 

2018 House Points

In the last week of term we look forward to a Staff V Students mixed netball match where Glowrey will have a chance to show if they really are the best team on campus.

McGuigan Shield

The final weeks of term will see Assisi House run the Indoor Soccer Competition.  This should help determine some of the middle placed houses as it looks increasingly like Avila will be very hard to catch at the top of the table.  After the indoor soccer there is only 1 term of the McGuigan Shield to run.

The current placings for the McGuigan Shield are as follows:

2018 Macguigan

Pastoral Period

On Tuesday, the Strive & Thrive Program emphasising positive education practices, was run for all students except Years 10 & 11 who had exams.  Year 7 students focussed on Gratitude and wrote a gratitude letter.  Research has shown how people who are thankful for even the little things in their life lead happier and healthier lives.

Year 8 students were reminded of the dangers and legal consequences of sexting and educated in the responsible use of technology. House Leaders led this lesson in which we separated the year level into males and females.

Year 9 students learnt about Grit, which is the perseverance and passion for long term goals.  It is this resilience and persistence to do whatever it takes to achieve important goals that is the greatest determinant of success in a person’s life.  Ask your Year 9 child what they scored out of 5 on the Grit survey.

Year 12 students explored the character strength of creativity.  They learned that the two essential elements to creativity are originality and adaptiveness.  Ask your Year 12 what problem solving activities they were presented with and how they solved them.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Monday, 11 June: Queen’s Birthday Holiday – No school

Tuesday, 12 June – Friday, 15 June: Year 10 Work Experience

Wednesday, 13 June: General Achievement Test (GAT) Examination for all VCE and Scored VET students.
Thursday, 14 June: Year 11 Fit2Drive 

Friday, 15 June: Year 11 Holocaust Museum & Synagogue Excursion

Monday, 18 June: Active Learning Day (Years 7-8); Try a VET day (Year 9); Examination Feedback Day (Years 10-12)

Tuesday, 19 June: Student Free Day

Wednesday, 20 June: Semester 2 Begins.

West St Peter

Mr David Hansen
Deputy Principal - Head of West Campus

Learning and Teaching News


Throughout 2018 St. Peter’s College, Cranbourne has been implementing continuous online reporting via Schoolbox. 

This has allowed both the students and their parents the opportunity, to not only view feedback, but to also monitor the students’ academic progress as assessment occurs within the classroom. To assist with this process, parents are able to view assessment feedback and the marking rubric through Schoolbox. This can be found on the website

In order to facilitate and enhance the new online reporting process, a Tutor Group report and summary report indicating the progress of the students in these areas will be available at the end of Semester 1. 

An email will be sent to all parents once the report is available, and will provide instructions to assist in accessing the students’ Tutor Group and summary reports. 

The Tutor Group report will be provided by your child’s Learning Advisor, and will document their attendance, engagement and contribution to the St. Peter’s College community. An important part of this reporting, will be to provide advice on areas of improvement for Semester 2. 

For students in Years 7 - 10, a summary report will be a single page document indicating the Victorian Curriculum Level achieved in each subject. 

Students studying VCE or VET will receive an S or N, indicating “Satisfactory” or “Not Satisfactory” for each of their VCE/VET subjects. Students completing VCAL will receive ‘competent,’ ‘in progress’ or ‘at risk’ for each outcome within their course. 

If there are questions with regards to assessment or reporting, please feel free to contact your child’s Learning Advisor. 

Work Experience 

Currently, our Year 10 students are studying and undertaking their first formal examinations after which they will embark on an exciting week of work experience from Tuesday, 12 June - Friday, 15 June. 

This provides an excellent opportunity for students to explore career options, which they may then wish to pursue in the future. 

Work experience provides our students with opportunities to develop independence, a work ethic and more importantly an opportunity to demonstrate and utilise their personal character strengths within the workforce. 

The students participate in a range of workplaces relevant to their personal interests and skills, indeed some of the workplaces offer the students a chance to move outside their comfort level and enable them develop both resilience and an interest in something new. Balloon Tree Productions, County Court, Bass Coast Shire Council, Extreme Water Sports, Physioworks Health Group, Whitehouse Institute of Design and Golf Victoria are just some of the workplaces the students will be attending.

We look forward to seeing the students in action in the workforce and hearing about their experiences upon their return.

Ms Emily McClelland
Acting Deputy Principal - Learning and Teaching

Mission & Catholic Identity News

St Peter’s Day celebrations – promises to be big!

For the first time, St. Peter’s College will come together as one college – all 1600 students plus most staff and invited guests to celebrate our St Peter’s Day Mass on Tuesday, June 26th at Casey Stadium. The Mass will be celebrated by priests very close to our community, Frs Denis, Joseph and Antony.

In preparation for our special day, I include a short narrative that will be included in the Mass booklet on June 26 about who was St Peter.

Who was St Peter?

As a Catholic College, named after St Peter, we endeavour to grow in faith and in our example to the community by following the example of Peter. A lot is made of Peter being seen as the First Pope; however his beginnings and his later life were not privileged.  Peter lived and grew in a small fishing town on the shores of the Sea of Galilee named Capernaum. He was a fisherman, not a man of great learning but a practical man. When Peter was called by Jesus he had a hard unprofitable night of fishing. Jesus told him to go out and “let down your nets into the deep”. Somehow Peter saw something in Jesus, his reply was “Master we have worked all night and caught nothing, but if you say so we will lower the nets.” Lk 5:4-5

When the huge catch came in, Peter said “Depart from me Lord, I am a sinful man” Lk 5:8. Peter is a complex figure, when Jesus calls for him to walk across the water to him; he begins and then has doubts and begins to sink. Then we have the denial of Jesus by Peter while Jesus is being tried. Peter knew well his failings, he knew that Jesus was only too aware of them but he never lost his faith. Jesus gave Peter the command, “Feed my sheep, look after my lambs: Jn21:15-19 he said to Peter “You are the rock, upon this I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven……” Mt 16:18-19. What greater sign of trust could be given than these words of Jesus? What greater mission could be given to Peter than to found Christ’s Church and to be its shepherd?

We acknowledge the call and commissioning of Peter as a call to us all. We embrace the call of Jesus to “Be Not Afraid” and go forward confident in the guiding presence of God. We embrace the humanity of Peter, a constant reminder that God works through each of us, imperfect though we are. Peter was constant in his endeavour to live out his mission; we at St. Peter’s College pray that we may live out faithfully our mission of feeding the College community with the life giving Word of God.


Well done to Ms Emma Watson on completing the Boston College short course: Mapping Your Inner Landscape. Emma is the first staff member in 2018 to complete one of the Theology and Ministry courses at BC.

Upcoming Events:

Year 9 Reflection Day is on June 13 (West) and June 20 (East). All Year 9 students will be completing a social justice walk and sessions in the city and attending Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral.


Mr Matt Williams
Deputy Princial - Mission & Catholic Identity


Parents and Friends Committee News

The Parent and Friends Committee holds meetings twice per term.
Throughout the year these meetings include guest speakers from the College Teaching community.


Wednesday 13 June 2018
St. Peter’s College West Campus
Staff Room, via Navarre Drive gates, Cranbourne
6.30 – 7.15 pm Solomon Islands Immersion Program Fundraising
7.15 pm Tea and Coffee
7.30 pm - 9.00 pm General P&F Meeting
Special Presentation from our Principal, Mr Chris Black
2018 Chris Black 

School Improvement Framework (SIF)

What do we want our College to look like in 2025? 
Throughout this year there will be a number of opportunities for all key stakeholders, Staff, Students, Parents and the College Board to contribute to a review of the strategic plan that has guided us over the past four years. 2018 is the final year of the current strategic plan and this year we will be undertaking a newly structured School Improvement Framework (SIF) resulting in our strategic plan 2019-22.

The bulk of the work will be a review under the following headings: Catholic Identity, Learning & Teaching, and Leadership. One forum for these discussions will be the Parents and Friends meetings. I encourage you make the effort to come and contribute to the future directions of the College. 


Volunteers Needed

Parent Volunteers Needed


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St. Peter’s Day BBQ Lunch

Tuesday, 26 June

Can you spare an hour or two from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm to help St. Peter’s College Parents & Friends with their student BBQ and Drink lunch at either the West Campus or the East Campus?

If you can stay longer that would be great!

All volunteers need to register with the College and have a current Working with Children Card. We can explain how you can apply for this if you need help.

For more details and to register please contact the College on 5990 7777 or email officew@stpeters.vic.edu.au

2018 Sausage Sizzle

Careers News

Save the Date

Futures Expo 2018 – 24th July West Campus

SkillsOneTV – Australia

SkillsOne is a video platform with over 1500 short video stories about getting a trade or skill. Videos are intended for career counsellors, parents, students and anyone looking for inspiration or information about careers and the diversity within vocational education. SkillsOne Television is broadcast on Foxtel, Austar & TV4ME daily around Australia.

See more at the website.

Jobs Victoria Cadetships for Young People

If you're aged between 15 and 24, you can get paid work experience with the Victorian Government while you study for a qualification. You can also go on to a two-year cadetship.

The cadetships offer eligible YES graduates entry-level positions in Victorian government departments and agencies. At the same time, you will study a Certificate IV in Government.

Youth Cadetship Scheme positions are advertised by Victorian Government departments and agencies. 

Find out more at the website.

Australian Apprenticeships – Become a Bricklayer

Australia wide … Just like other Australian apprenticeships, you’ll earn good apprentice wages while working towards your trade certificate qualification. After that, the sky’s the limit! You can become your own boss, hire other bricklayers as part of your own bricklaying gang – and even progress further, with a successful career in the building and construction industry.
Find out more at the website.

SAE Qantam – Melbourne Study for A Day

July 7 | Normanby Rd, Sth Melbourne
Come and study with us for a day, and experience student life at our state-of-the-art Melbourne Campus! Learn from our industry-experienced academic staff and get hands-on training with actual coursework from our degree programs. Find out what student life is like at SAE!

Find out more at the website.

Health and PE News

It was a bitter sweet start to the week as students participated in their final Sporting Schools Netball Clinic of the term on Monday 4th June. Getting 38 girls on a bus and heading off to the Cranbourne Stadium was no small feat by our Coaches Miss Ross and Mrs Barrett for the last lesson of the day, yet there was excitement in the air as the girls were able to put their skills and drills to the test for the last time.

At the stadium, the girls began with a warm up lap of the courts, a few repetitions of chest passes, shooting, lobbing, landing and defending in small groups. Time was not wasted, with a game being played between the Sporting Schools Netball girls and the SIS Junior Girls Netball team, with the game too close to score, it was evident all the girls were winners as they had improved their team work, netball skills and individual abilities throughout the 6 sessions they had participated in over Term 2. 

Many of the girls expressed their praise of the program;

“The Sporting Schools Netball Clinic was an awesome experience, I will always remember doing it. Going to the stadium was so fun, along with playing netball with my friends, I also learnt a few more things and it also made my netball skills a little bit better. Thank you to our amazing Coaches for putting your time and effort into making our days better” Chelsie Fielden

“I liked the netball clinic because it was fun, I got to learn new skills and I can now show my netball team outside of school of what I learnt. I hope Sporting Schools can create another girls sporting program for year 7 and 8 in Term 3. Thank you to the great Coaches” Nyagonar Gony 

I would like to express my many thanks and admiration for the amazing Coaches who helped out with the program including Miss Hickey, Miss McClelland, Mrs Barrett and our lead Coach, Miss Ross. These amazing teachers gave up time with their classes and many of their planning lessons to make this clinic possible, and if it were not for their amazing expertise in the area of netball, along with their dedication, the program would not have been possible. As a College, we would also like to thank Sporting Schools for donating the $2750 for us to continue to run our sporting programs and to be able to offer such wonderful opportunities to our students. Finally, the Coaches and I would like to thank the beautiful Year 7 and 8 girls who came along to the program with such enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Their level of dedication to the early morning session, giving up class time (and catching up on work in their own time) and willingness to have a go has proven they have what it takes to be true athletes.

Stay tuned for Sporting Schools Term 3!

Mrs Sarah Slykerman
Teaching and Learning Coach - Health and Physical Education 

Solomon Islands Immersion Program Fundraising

Solomon Islands Immersion program Fundraising off to a sizzling start!

Congratulations to our fourteen Year 12 students who earlier this year applied to, and have been selected, to participate in our Solomon Islands Immersion Program for 2017.

This program is the pinnacle of our Social Justice Programs here at St. Peter’s College and includes the students initiating a number of fundraising activities throughout the year, with the aim to raise much needed funds for our sister school Bishop Epalle Catholic School in Honiara. 

After their Yr 12 Exams are completed students, with staff, will visit Honiara and work within the school community and stay with local students and their families, giving them a real sense of conditions in a 3rd world country, and also allowing them to contribute in a very real way to making positive change.

Congratulations to our four East Campus Year 12 students, Abbey, Eliza, Paige and Arizona who this week sourced donations and held a lunch time sausage sizzle, with the help of our VCAL students at our East Campus, raising over $360.00

Students will be putting on further fundraising initiatives throughout Term 2 & 3 and your support is warmly welcomed.
Future events planned. Save The Date and look out for more information:

Hoyts Movie Night. Sat 23 June

Look out for our Facebook Events notice for more details, for this family friendly movie night.

Trivia and Silent Auction Evening.  Fri 3 August

We are currently seeking donations of goods and services that can be auctioned on the night.
Why not get a group of 10 together and join us on the night, $20 pp. Great fun as we battle it out to see who will be 2018 Trivia Champions and to pick up a bargain. No Reserves, everything will be sold!
Check out our Facebook Event notice for more details.

2018 trivia night poster

Outlet Shopping Tour. Sat 25 August

A full day of shopping at some of Melbourne premium outlets. Pick up and drop off in Cranbourne.

See more details on Facebook and register your interest. Places are limited so reserve you place now.

Follow all of our activity via our Facebook account 

2018 Shopping Tour Poster

General News

Year 7 Treatment Plant Excursion

Over the past two Mondays, Year 7 West students have been to the Eastern Treatment Plant in Bangholme as part of the cross-curriculum unit combining Science and Geography about Water and the World's use of it. While the students were breathing shallowly and through their mouths to avoid the odour, they were learning about how water is used as a resource and the water cycle process within the treatment plant. Although students initially poo-pooed the experience, they came out with a new found appreciation of number twos!
2018 Year 7 Treatment Plant

Legal Studies Revision Lecture Series

On Thursday afternoon, the Year 12 Legal Studies classes from both East and West Campuses along with students and staff from Mary MacKillop College Leongatha, gathered to launch our mini Revision Lecture Series. These active learning mini lectures covered the content students have learnt throughout the semester whilst providing students access to the expertise of all three Legal Studies teachers. Students actively asked questions, sought advice and engaged in a peer-assessment activity to help skill them with a practical revision strategy. It also gave them the opportunity to meet with other students and discuss all things Legal Studies! 
All students received a bound Unit 3 Exam Preparation and Revision Booklet ensuring that they have every opportunity to be well prepared for their exam on November 14. 

2018 Year 11 Revision

Australian Army Cadets

2018 Cadets Recruitment

Casey Music

2018 Casey Young Music


St Agatha's Parish News

Dear Parishioners, I am pleased to advise the appointment of Mrs Michelle Bruitzman as Principal of St Therese’s Primary School, Cranbourne North.  Michelle will assume the principalship from the commencement of Term 3, 2018.  Michelle is currently Deputy Principal at St Brendan’s Primary School, Somerville. I wish Michelle well in this appointment. I take this opportunity to thank Paul Cowan for taking on the role of Acting Principal in Term 1 and 2, 2018.

The first Open Parish Meeting with Bishop Pat was held last Wednesday evening. I thank those who braved the cold and attended. This meeting is the first step in the whole journey to the Plenary Council 2020.  The hope is many Catholics, active and disaffected, take the opportunity to help plan the future of our Australian Catholic Church.  The Bishop spoke of the mission of Catholics is to be people of Communion, for what we do best we can do so much better when we do it together. Communion draws us together; non-communion falls apart.  The Bishop asked two questions:  A vibrant Church is a people of God who? What do we as a Church need to hear now? I ask that parishioners ponder these questions and ask where do “I” see myself in our community as we prepare to ‘journey together’.

We have a new choir group that will be joining our Parish.  We welcome the Tongan Choir, they will be singing on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the 9.00am Mass. God bless you all, Fr Joseph                                     

LECTOR & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS: New rosters have been emailed out this week, if you did not receive a copy please collect a roster from the table in the foyer.

ALTAR SERVERS: Are you able to serve at one of the Confirmation ceremonies in June.  If you have a sibling that is making their Confirmation in June Altar servers are invited to serve at that Mass?  Confirmations on Thursday 21st June at 6.00pm, Friday 22nd June at 6.00pm or Saturday 23rd June at 11.00am please inform Fr Joseph or contact Sue or Tina at the Parish Office on 5996 1985

STEWARDSHIP GIVING: For all Stewardship givers, if you are at Mass today please stop and collect your letter.  This will save the parish the postage cost of $2.00.

THURSDAY EVENING MASS focuses on a special intention of the week, praying for different needs within our families, parish and the wider community.  Intentions for the month of June: 7th For all medical practitioners, 14th For all those in Parish singing group. 21st For new parishioners. For all those in special needs. 28th For those who celebrated their birthday in December.

HELPERS NEEDED FOR CARE GROUP: Care Group provides support to our catholic families following a funeral of a loved one, by offering assistance with light refreshments after the Funeral Mass/Service.    We are need of helpers and warmly invite parishioners to join the Care Group ministry.  How can you help? We need helpers to set up the hall, serve and tidy up after.  And or you can help by donating a plate of sandwiches of cake for the funeral.  If you can help or would like more information please phone Barbara on 5996 3562 or 0423 483 998.

CHILD SAFETY: Parish Groups: When planning events for your group, where you are inviting visitors into the parish, please advise the parish office immediately as consent must firstly be obtained from the Parish Priest.  The Parish Office will then liaise directly with the visitor to obtain clearance from the diocese. All visitors must have a current Working with Children Card.

R.C.I.A. INQUIRY NIGHT: St. Agatha’s Parish will soon begin a new journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church and our parish family. An inquiry night will be held for those who may be considering becoming a Catholic. Or are you a baptised Catholic Adult, but have not received the Sacraments of First Communion or Confirmation? Come and See this evening on Wednesday 18th July at 7.30pm. Providence House, 135 Sladen Street.  All welcome! For more information contact Tina at the Parish Office on 5996 1985

YARRA THEOLOGICAL UNION OPENS ENROLMENT BOOKING FOR SEMESTER 2 STUDY: Discover new depths to your faith. Yarra Theological Union, a Catholic College of the University of Divinity, is taking enrolments for theological study.

Enrolment appointments are from 25th June until 12th July 2018.
Phone 9890 3771 or admin@ytu.edu.au for an appointment. See the website.

ST VINCENT PALLOTTI SCHOLARSHIP: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: The St Vincent Pallotti Scholarship Trust offer scholarships to enable lay people to further their understanding and skills in leadership/ministry or a specialised activity, such as promoting faith enhancement, social justice and pastoral care.  Applications close 23rd July 2018. Details and application can be found on the website

St Agatha's Parish

St Thomas the Apostle Parish News

ST PETER’S COLLEGE BOARD: Wednesday 7.30pm

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION with Bishop Pat on Saturday 23rd June at 2.00pm

PARISH FEAST DAY MASS with Bishop Pat on Sunday 1st July at 10.45am

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA): The RCIA is for any of the following: An unbaptised adult seeking to become a full member of the Catholic Church; a baptised adult of another Christian Church desiring to be in full communion with the Catholic Church; A Catholic who has not been fully initiated into the Church and needs suitable preparation prior to the celebration of Confirmation and Eucharist; A Catholic seeking to be renewed in his/her faith; a non-Catholic who just wants to know more about the Catholic Church. Now is the time for people who wish to participate in the coming RCIA group to contact Fr Denis at the Parish Office. We invite every family to invite one person or family to join the RCIA. St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is always delighted to welcome and assist those who wish to know more about the Catholic faith.

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES: Please collect your envelopes which are placed at the back of our worship space. This would include those who contribute through Direct Debit and Credit Card. Thank you.

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPE #82 – Would the parishioner who uses envelope #82 for Stewardship giving please contact Christine at the parish office on 5998 0947.

PIETY STALL – Holy Beginnings will be here next weekend for you to purchase all your religious items. For orders and enquiries, call Rick & Anita on 0450 782 558. 

YOUTH GROUP: Next meeting on 15th June 7.30pm at St Peter’s College. For enquiries, please contact the parish office.

Discover new depths to your faith. Yarra Theological Union, a Catholic College of the University of Divinity, is taking enrolments for theological study. Enrolment appointments are from 25th June until 12th July 2018.  Phone 9890 3771 or admin@ytu.edu.au for an appointment. See www.ytu.edu.au

PROCLAIM 2018: Bishop Pat is encouraging parishes to consider sending representatives to Proclaim 2018. This national conference in Brisbane will engage parishes and faith communities in a conversation focusing on five key areas: Leadership, Culture Change, Young People, Belonging and Evangelisation. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Make your home in me” (Jn 15:4) and the conference aims to assist Catholic communities in preparing for the Plenary 2020. Register at  the website. Please see notice board for additional information.

COMBINED PARISHES RAFFLE – Thank you to everyone who participated in the fundraising event. The draw will take place on 2nd June and the results will appear on The Age, Herald Sun and Geelong Advertiser newspapers on the Wednesday (June 6) following the draw under “Public Notices” classification. We aim to have all prizes available within 7 working days of the draw. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Christina Liew on 0459 824 110 or email Christina.liew@bigpond.com. Thank you for all your anticipated cooperation and for making this Combined Catholic Parishes Raffle a success.

CHOSEN “You did not choose me but I chose you, and I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” - This conference from 12-15 July at Mannix College Melbourne focus on evangelising young people and nurturing their missionary initiatives. If you are interested and wish to register, please visit the website

ALL ADULT PARISHIONERS - The Parish Council has updated our Parish Code of Conduct for the Safety of Children and Vulnerable Adults within our Parish and feel that in order to truly create a child safe environment it is necessary for all adult parishioners to read, understand and sign that they will adhere to all aspects of the Parish Code of Conduct. If you have any questions about this, please contact our Parish Safety Officer at the Parish Office. 

FORMED.org is a revolutionary online platform featuring the best Catholic videos, audio talks, eBooks and movies from trusted partners like the Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press and Word on Fire. Catechism and Personal Faith Formation are at the fingertips of every parishioner. St Thomas the Apostle parishioners are very privilege to have free access to this. To get the parish code contact Parish Office: 5998 0947 or email: parish@stthomasap.org.au.        


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