- School Lead Parish Mass
- First Eucharist - meeting tonight
- Andrew Chinn Concert
On Saturday 19th August the Grade 4 students will lead the St Columba’s Parish Mass at 6.00pm. More details to follow next week.
First Eucharist Preparation for Grade 4 Students
Wednesday 2nd August (tonight) Info session for First Eucharist 7pm in the Hall.
Dismissals at Masses for First Eucharist preparation. Dismissals are an essential component of the preparation and children are expected to attend on either the Saturday night or Sunday morning Masses. If you cannot attend a dismissal please advise Judith in the Parish Office ph: 5331 7131.
Dismissals for First Eucharist
Saturday 5th August or Sunday 6th August
Saturday 12th August or Sunday 19th August
Saturday 19th August or Sunday 20th August (transfer given out)
Saturday 26th August or Sunday 27th August
Rehearsal for First Eucharist will be on Friday 1st September at 4pm in the Church for all children.
Sacrament of First Eucharist will be on either Saturday 2nd September during the 6pm Mass or Sunday 10th September during the 10am Mass
Please come along and join in with the very talented Andrew Chinn.
Monday, 18th September!
8.55 - 9.35 P-2 workshop
9.35-10.20 3-4 workshop
10.55 - 11.40 5-6 workshop
11.45 - 12.30 Choir workshop
1.55-2.55 Whole School Concert
A little bit of information from Andrew Chinn….
Butterfly Music is the music of Andrew Chinn and friends. Since 2000 Andrew has been recording Christian music for children (and some for adults too) for use in Religious Education and liturgy. Andrew has an extensive background in Catholic education having taught in Catholic primary (elementary) schools in Sydney for twenty years. He has a Bachelor of Education, a Graduate Diploma in Religious Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership.
The mission of Butterfly Music and Andrew Chinn is to provide quality resources to enhance the teaching of Religious Education with a particular emphasis on the Catholic faith, and to create and perform music to enhance the celebration of liturgies in school and parish settings. Andrew tours extensively around Australia, New Zealand and North America, visiting schools and parishes, sharing his faith through music.
Since 2000, I've had the opportunity to visit over 1000 Catholic Schools around Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and the Cook Islands. I look forward to visiting many more in years to come, sharing my music in concerts and workshops with children, teachers and parents. What is "Butterfly Music"? Well simply Butterfly Music is music of faith and fun for children. As Christians, the butterfly offers that powerful image of new life. As teachers we often use the caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly to teach that concept. Jesus was placed in a tomb that could not hold him and he emerged to the brightest of new lives, just as the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis. The butterfly also became an important symbol to us as a family when our daughter Belinda was ill with cancer and in the months and years after her death. So when it came time to choose a name for our business, my wife, Bernadette suggested "Butterfly Music". So there's the story behind Butterfly Music!
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