Year 9 Retreat
Week 1 of next term, Year 9 students will travel to the Army Depot at UNE for a retreat day. The day will be facilitated by Lasallian Youth Ministry Team from Sydney. It is a day of prayer, reflection, games, role plays and much more. The cost is $25 and that is now due. This includes all transport, food and facilitators expenses.
Year 10 Leadership Day
The following day, Year 10 will have a leadership day at UNE also facilitated by the Lasallian Youth Ministry Team. All year 10 will learn about Christian leadership within the context of team building and a fun filled day. From this day students can self select to become Lasallian Youth Leaders at O'Connor. This entails further training in year 11 to enable students to lead at junior retreats and to facilitate student led community building. The cost of this day is also $25 and this is now due.
Australian Catholic Youth Festival
(Year 11 Retreat)
Excitement is building for the retreat to Sydney where our students will be part of the largest Christian youth gathering in Australia since World Youth Day in 2008. ACYF will host 15000 pilgrims from all over Australia in a festival of music, prayer, workshops and fun. There will even be some time to explore Sydney. Our students will depart on December 6 and return December 10. This includes a weekend so students have been asked to make arrangements in regards to their sporting and work commitments. There is a schedule of payments for this trip. Please keep up to date with these. Check out this ACYF minute to keep up to date.
Year 7 Religious Education
Year 7 students have just completed the unit "Ways of Praying". Their task was to compose and set out a mini prayer service for their classmates complete with a prayer focus. The efforts of our Year 7 students were outstanding providing a prayerful atmosphere with a range of prayer experiences.
The O'Connor community is encouraged to attend mass every Sunday and at each service you will see some of our students. There are 2 parish youth masses held each term in the Cathedral and where many of O'Connor's students assume ministries such reading, welcoming, serving and music. Many parishioners have commented on how much they enjoy the energy provided by our students. Thanks to Ms Roach and Ms Moore who are working on this project. Mass at the Cathedral is at 6.00pm on Saturday night (vigil mass), 8.00am, 10.00am and 5.30pm each Sunday. The next youth Mass is 5.30pm September 17.