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15.10.20

Our Shed

Our Shed is a space in our school that provides many of our students with a time to engage and create in a different learning environment.  Our Shed is also open during some of our lunch breaks for students to build and tinker.  Peter Kuerschner who manages the shed is being inundated with students lining up to get in!  This however requires extra time in preparation and maintenance.  We are on the lookout for any parent/grandparent volunteers to help with some of the organisation and sweep up of the shed.  You will need to be a registered volunteer and collect your badge from the Front Office on arrival.

Please email rvalenti@smg.catholic.edu.au to register your interest for any of the following times:

Mondays at 2:30pm

Tuesdays at 2:30pm

Thursdays at 2:30pm

Fridays at 2:30pm

We would only require your support for a short amount of time.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Gospel Reflection - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 18 October 2020 - Mt 22:15-21 – Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s.

Reflection by Fr Michael Tate – Whose Image and Likeness?

Jesus first cleverly throws his questioners on the defensive. They are the ones carrying the coinage, not him. Then he poses the crucial question, ‘Whose image is it and whose inscription?’ They said to him, ‘Caesar’s’. Then he said to them: ‘Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.’

The coin bore the image and inscription of Caesar.  Genesis teaches us that human beings are made in the image and likeness of God.  Our Lord is saying, ‘Let the political and financial authorities have their coinage.  It is their legal tender.  But they cannot have human beings.  Human beings belong to Another.  They belong to God.’

We are fortunate to live in a wonderful democracy.  But even a democracy can violate the dignity of a human being created in the image and likeness of God.  As Pope John Paul II said: ‘Authentic democracy is possible only in a state ruled by law, and on the basis of a correct conception of the human person.’

We could pause for a moment to thank God for the inscription, ‘Child of God’, effectively engraved on our hearts by baptism.

OLSH Pillar Focus – Term 4

This term, our OLSH Pillar focus is on Touching the Hearts of Others.  We reach out to those in need in our community through our commitment to St Vinnies through Christmas Hampers and Christmas gifts for children.  We also prepare to farewell our Year 6 students at this time of the year, in an endeavour that our ‘heart people’ will touch the hearts of all those they meet through their life journey.

Ecological Sustainability

Nude Food Recipe – Yoghurt Filled Raspberries - A delicious and healthy snack for kids and adults!

Recipe taken from: healthylittlefoodies.com.

Ingredients:

125g Raspberries

65g 1/4 cup Natural Greek Yoghurt

Instructions:

Rinse and dry the raspberries.

Fill a piping bag (or ziplock bag) with the yoghurt.

Pipe the yoghurt into the raspberries to fill.

Outreach

This term, we support St Vincent De Paul with our Christmas hampers and gifts.  More details to follow.

School Liturgy & Assembly Diary Dates

 

Date

Celebration

Time

Class

Term 4 Week 1

Fri 16 October

Liturgy

9am

2D

Term 4 Week 2

Fri 23 October

Assembly

9am

1RW

Term 4 Week 3

Fri 30 October

Liturgy

9am

RD & RT

Parish News

We will begin the Greenacres Walkerville Parish 2020/2021 Sacramental Preparation Program for children wishing to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist with an Information Session on Tuesday 20 October at 7pm at St Monica's School Hall.         

This session is for parents only and is an opportunity for you to hear about what our Parish offers and then decide whether you and your child would like to be a part of the Program.

If you are considering being part of our 2020/2021 Program, attendance at this meeting is essential although coming to this session does not commit you to participating in the Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca at the Parish Office on telephone 8261 6200 or admin@gwparish.org.au.

With God’s blessings

Rose Valenti