Religious Education

Gospel Reading

Luke 12:32-48

You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.

Family Connection

Years ago, most families had only one or two clocks in their home. Today, we have clocks everywhere—on our walls, on our microwave ovens, on our DVD players, on our cell phones, and so on. As a family, go through the house and count how many clocks (time-telling devices) your family has. Talk about important events for which family members need to be on time. Recall experiences of being late for something, either as individuals or as a family. Explain that in this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus talks about how important it is for us to be aware and alert, otherwise, we will miss something.

Read aloud Luke 12:32-48. Talk about the parable that Jesus told and discuss how the master will feel if he arrives to find his servant doing his job. Discuss what our job is as disciples of Jesus. Explain that, just as we need to be aware of the time so that we don't miss anything important, we also need to be alert and focused on our jobs, our responsibilities as followers of Jesus.

Encourage each family member to place a sacred symbol near the clock that they use most in the house and to use the symbol and the clock as a reminder that it is always “time” for us to be acting like disciples of Christ.

 

Mary MacKillop: Australia's First Saint

 

 

Sister Mary MacKillop was elected as 'Mother Superior General' of the Josephite order in 1875. This was a ground-breaking achievement for a woman. She was canonized by the Catholic Church on January 19, 1995, by Pope John Paul II, citing her “heroic virtue”.

 

Students' Reflections 

Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop wanted  to give children a home and help them learn. - Claryz A ( 1  /2  F)

 

Saint Mary MacKillop wanted to give her life to God and give children a home. - Jacob H ( 1  /2  F)

 

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop  was born  in Melbourne. Her first school was in Penola. Mary’s dream was never  to see a deed  without doing something about it. She opened schools in country towns.

Viraj R

 

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop  was helpful, kind, thoughtful, caring, happy and a teacher.

 Ronal D

 

 St Mary of the Cross MacKillop  was born in Melbourne. She taught in Portland.  Her first job was as a governess. Mary had 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

 Hiya P

 

 

Iris DeVisser

REL (Religious Education Leader)