Assistant Principal Mission
This Sunday is the nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Gospel reading from Luke (12:33-48) sends a powerful message about how we must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.
Years ago, most families had only one or two clocks in their home. Today, we have clocks everywhere—on our walls, microwave ovens, TV screens, mobile phones, and so on. As a family, go through the house and count how many clocks (time-telling devices) your family has. Talk about important events for which family members need to be on time. Recall experiences of being late for something, either as individuals or as a family. Explain that in this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus talks about how important it is for us to be aware and alert, otherwise, we will miss something.
Read aloud Luke 12:32-48. Talk about the parable that Jesus told and discuss how the master will feel if he arrives to find his servant doing his job. Discuss what our job is as disciples of Jesus. Explain that, just as we need to be aware of the time so that we don't miss anything important, we also need to be alert and focused on our jobs, our responsibilities as followers of Jesus.
Encourage each family member to place a sacred symbol near the clock that they use most in the house and to use the symbol and the clock as a reminder that it is always “time” for us to be acting like disciples of Christ.
Saint Mary MacKillop
The Feast Day for our Mary MacKillop is almost upon us. Monday 8 August 2022 marks this solemnity. Mary MacKillop is Australia's beloved first saint and as the founder of the Josephites, foundational to our school, with her quote, 'Never see a need without doing something about it' echoing each day throughout St Joseph's in words and deeds.
On this day, we celebrate the important role she played in making education accessible for children in our country. Mary MacKillop devoted her life to ensuring a holistic Catholic education for children from rural and poor families. Our students will be involved in Religious education lessons throughout the week to celebrate our Australian saint's life and rejoice in her goodness given to all of us.
Children's Liturgy - Saturday 13 August 2022
Assumption of Mary Whole School Mass
All families are welcome to attend the Assumption of Mary Mass, Monday 15 August 2022 at 9.30 am. The feast of Mary’s Assumption is a preview of what our lives will be. At the end of her earthly life, Mary was assumed, or taken up, into heaven body and soul. She did not have to wait for the end of the world, as we do. God granted her this special privilege because of her sinlessness and her fullness of grace.