- Sacrament of Confirmation
- Gratitude Liturgy with Fr Barry
- St Columba's Feast Day Mass
- 5/6 Senior Parish Mass
- Winter Appeal Liturgy
- Mini Vinnies News
Congratulations to all students who were involved in this lovely celebration.
This Liturgy will replace the Assembly that was due to be held this week.
Please note that this Liturgy will be held at the special time of 12noon in the School hall.
St Columba's Feast Day Mass - Friday, 8th June at 11am
Who was St Columba?
Columba was born in Donegal, Ireland in 521 AD as member of the royal house of Ireland. His family name was Argyle. His father was a chieftain and his grandmother the daughter of a king. In 545AD, Columba was ordained and he founded his first monastery, Clonard in the area of his birth. In 563AD, he migrated to Iona off the coast of Scotland and with twelve companions, developed a Christian community. He established a number of monasteries in Ireland and Scotland. He was a skilled writer and poet. He delighted in the beauties of nature he believed “the whole of life belonged to God”. He died on June 9, 597.
5/6 Senior Parish Mass - Saturday, 16th June at 6pm.
Our 5/6 students will be involved in a St Columba’s Parish Mass. It would be great to get as many students and their families there as possible.
Winter Appeal Liturgy - Friday, 29th June at 11am.
More information from our Mini Vinnies group will be sent out soon regarding our actions for this year.
Mini Vinnies News
Hailey House - It was another lovely visit again with our friends on Tuesday.
Our Scripture for this year.
Learn to do good;
rescue the oppressed,
defend the orphan,
plead for the widow.
Macy’s presentation at the St Vincent De Paul Conference
Hi, I’m Macy Donaldson and I’m a year 6 student from St Columba’s and a Mini Vinnies member. Our vision at St Columba’s is Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering. Mini Vinnies allows us to incorporate this vision by partaking in fundraisers and activities that benefit the community. This year we have over 50 Mini Vinnies members. Every year we participate in activities such as the Winter Appeal, Hailey House visits and other fundraisers for an endless range of groups within our community. Some of the most recent things we’ve fundraised for was for Mrs Kim Butler, our principal. Presently she is on Sabbatical leave, where she is assisting Raphael School in India. The money that we have raised goes directly to the school to assist with buying school supplies to help improve their education. We have also done the Caritas walk to support people internationally that are less fortunate than us with their supplies. We love getting the school involved as well by getting the students to participate in activities such as the giving tree, hampers, casual clothes and footy colours day. The vision of St Columba’s and the work in Mini vinnies has influenced myself beyond the school environment. I have been empowered to take things further by being involved in my community by volunteering at Hailey House weekly and running other fundraisers. Thank you for listening today to St Columba’s involvement with Mini Vinnies.
Today my sisters and I went to a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony with our mum.
We were all given some leaves, we then put them in the fire and then we walked towards the smoke and we waved the smoke over us. The organiser then explained that the gum leaves mean strength and healing. We felt very privileged to be part of this ceremony.