Education in Faith

Advent Season


During the second week of Advent, we focus on John the Baptist’s challenge: Prepare the way of the Lord! We light the second purple candle of the Advent Wreath.


The second candle represents John the Baptist, who proclaims Jesus as the Messiah. This candle is the candle of peace, a sign that God's promises will be fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ - Prince of Peace.

Peace is a gift that we must be prepared for. God gives us the gift of peace, when we turn to him in faith.


Lord God,

may the light of this wreath

be a sign of peace and tolerance to all people,

who prepare for your coming.

Let the truth of your Word

lead us all toward your kingdom,

for which we long.

We ask it in the name of the one born in Bethlehem,

Jesus our Lord.


God of expectation,

may we, your people,

who prepare a way for the Lord,

experience the joy of salvation

and celebrate the feast of Christ

with love and thanksgiving.



Social Justice 

We would like to thank you all for your very generous support of our Social Justice initiatives during the year whether it be through donations, prayer or action. We are proud that we have been able to raise awareness of Social Justice issues and the Catholic Social Teachings throughout 2018. Here is a summary of the organisations we have supported as a community:

  • Caritas Australia Project Compassion donation:  donation of $600
  • St Vincent de Paul:  Winter Appeal –  Donations of socks, beanies, gloves, money
  • Rotary : donated all obsolete Library tables, chairs, computers and shelving as well as some classroom lockers, chairs, tables and computers which went to schools in Zimbabwe and Asia
  • Black and White Day: support of Mr Hyde’s treatment - the children raised $1025
  • Funtopia: in support of Mr Hyde’s treatment  - the school families raised $5200
  • Lost Dogs’ Home: donations of old towels

And from our Zooper Dooper sales we raised $691 which we have donated to the following organisations:

  • Way of the West Asylum Seekers Food Assistance:  $230
  • Joseph's Corner  Yarraville (Sisters of St Joseph): $231
  • Catholic Mission: $230
  • Wrapper free lunches and snacks - ongoing student initiative

We wish everyone a very safe and happy Christmas.


Molly, Ashley, Natalie, Rosabella, Leila and Leena

Social Justice Leaders 2018

Christmas Mass Timetable