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Weekly Reflection

St. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.

Amen.



Shaun Coates

Religious Education and Faith Development Coordinator

From the Principal

etter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the people of God

Parents may have noted that both Pope Francis and our new Archbishop Peter A Comensoli have published letters recently in relation to the issue of clerical sexual abuse in the Church.

Pope Francis, in part, wrote:

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. Crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness, primarily among the victims, but also in their family members and in the larger community of believers and nonbelievers alike. Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated. The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults.

For the full text, clink the link below

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html

Parents & Friends Meeting

Parents & Friends Meeting is this Wednesday night 29th August starting at 7pm. All welcome.



Mark Sheehan

Principal

2018 Book Week

Last week we celebrated 2018 Book Week in the Library. This year’s theme ‘Find your Treasure’ allowed for some fun activities beginning with Staff Dress like a Pirate Day to get the students engaged. Students have enjoyed activities such as a digital treasure hunt, making treasure slime and marshmallow cannons. As well as a pirate selfie booth and a competition matching teachers to their favourite books. Year 8 were treated to an afternoon with Melbourne author Archie Fusillo. Archie spoke to the students about his creative writing process and encouraged them to treasure and write about their own life stories. Fun was had by all this week and it has been great seeing some new faces in the library to try out our activities.

Belinda Brown

Librarian



Community Soccer Time

This project focusses on developing soccer skills for children from 11-18 years from African background. The children are being trained by Reclink Australia. The leaders from this group will be trained to be referees who will eventually take over the project.

If you would like to be a part of a great youth leadership opportunity, please feel free to contact Melton City Council.

Inderdeep Thapar

Neighbourhood Programs Officer, Melton City Council



CyberParent

Australian Multicultural Foundation has released the CyberParent Web App to help parents support their children to use the internet in safe and healthy ways. This app is available in Dinka and seventeen other languages. It is accessible on any internet device including mobile phones and is easy to use with audio and visual supports.

http://www.amf.net.au/entry/cyberparent

Mollie Daphne

EAL Coordinator



Youth Group and Family BBQ & Fun Night

The Missionaries of Love and Peace will be hosting a new Youth Group and Youth and Family BBQ & Fun Night.

We hope to bring together Catholic youth in the Spirit of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary where we can share our beloved Faith in an environment of friendship and fun. Should you wish to make any enquiries, please feel free to email or call us on the email and mobile listed on the adverts attached.



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