Education in Faith

Galilee Friday Morning Prayer Group

The Galilee Prayer Group meets every Friday morning at 8:15am until 8:35am. All members of the Galilee school community are welcome. The objective of this Prayer Group is to pray for any needs of the school, the well-being of the students, staff and families and the parishes of Sts Peter and Paul and OLMC. You don't need any qualifications or experience to attend. If you have a confidential prayer request, forms have been distributed for you to fill in. Then please drop these into the box which is in the Administration foyer. We look forward to The Galilee Friday Morning Prayer Group growing and flourishing.

Prayer Requests

Further to the above, please find attached a prayer request form that your family is welcome to fill in, print and put in the box in the Administration area.

We wish to keep your prayers confidential and request that they remain unidentifiable. Then each week the Galilee Prayer Team will pray for you and the needs of your family. You might like to discuss with your family what you might like others to pray for you and your family.

Upcoming Masses and Liturgies

Term 3

28 August- Father’s Day Liturgy - (Preps preparing)- Assembly time

Galilee Day - (Grade 3 preparing) - 9:00am changed to November 28th (TBC)

Father's Day Liturgy

On Wednesday August 28th, the Preps will be celebrating the dads at Galilee with a Father's Day liturgy at Assembly time in the Galilee School hall. All dads and special friends are welcome to attend at  2:40pm.

Grandparents and Special Friend's Day Mass

The Grandparents and Special Friend's Day Mass was a wonderful celebration of the students' amazing Grandparents and Special friends. The Year 2's prepared the Mass so beautifully allowing the Galilee school community to pray for and give thanks for their Grandparents and Special Friends, for what they do and who they are.  Miss Carnovale and the choir sang so joyfully and Ms Giles played the piano so skilfully too. We are  very lucky to have them share their gifts and talents with us at our masses and liturgies.

The Mass of the Assumption

The Feast day of the Assumption was celebrated last Thursday the 15th of August at Sts Peter and Paul's church. The Year 4 students and teachers prepared a lovely Mass. Miss Carnovale sang so beautifully as did the members of the choir. Ms Gilles played the piano so well also. We are very blessed to have such talented musicians at Galilee who lead us in praising and worshipping God at church.

OLMC-Sacrament of Confirmation 2019

OLMC has  uploaded a copy of their 2019 Enrolment form for the Sacrament of Confirmation onto their Parish website. It can be accessed here at in the Mass & Sacraments link.

The Pedagogy of Encounter

The Pedagogy of Encounter allows teachers to design learning that invites dialogue, deep thinking and engagement with the Catholic story. There are key questions in five areas that engage the voice of the learner in deep dialogue with the Catholic Tradition: ● What do I think and sense? ● What do others think and why? ● What does the Church teach and why? ● How am I called into deeper relationship with others and God? ● What do I think now and why?


In this newsletter let’s look at the first area-What do I think and sense? It involves looking at a topic as it is experienced today and as a religious issue and using a provocation to raise questions. What do I think about this? What questions does this raise for me? Why am I responding in this way? How does this impact on who I am in the world, and as part of a Catholic learning community? You might like to ask your child these questions about a topic or issue that interests or affects your family. You might like to use the scripture below as a provocation.  John 13:34-35


John 13:34-35

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”


Let's love one another more deeply in our thoughts, our actions and our words. You may wish to discuss with your family how you can all put this into practice this fortnight.