Religious Education

Mrs Wendy Rheinberger



The Third Week in Advent

The pink or rose candle is called the Gaudete candle, 


from the Latin word meaning “rejoice.” The third Sunday of Advent is also known by some Christians as Gaudete Sunday. It is an important reminder in the Advent season of preparation, of the joy that is ours in knowing the power of love in our lives.




Year 6 Graduation Mass

We give thanks for the many blessings of all our students at St Joseph's Primary School, especially our Graduating Class of 2020.  Last Friday, Mass was celebrated at St Brigid's Church in honour of our Year 6 students.  It was a time to acknowledge each of the students as they participated in their Graduation Mass in various ways.  Thank you to Fr Vic and Fr Tuan for your prayers over all the students and their families as they move on to their next adventure.  


We also acknowledged the dedication of one very special teacher, Mrs Cate Taylor, who has given more than thirty years nurturing children in Catholic Schools in the Armidale Diocese.  Thank you for all you continue to do to inspire and support our students and staff.  We wish you well with your next endeavour with the Catholic Schools Office.


Advanced Notice for Sacraments 2021

Sacramental Programs will begin in Term 1, 2021, with First Holy Communion lessons. Would you kindly return these notes before the end of this term to allow Catechists and St Joseph's teachers to prepare for these lessons.  Should you require any further information, please contact Mrs Rheinberger at School.



Saturday Vigil 5pm

Sunday Mass 9:30am

Christmas Mass Times at St Brigid's Church Christmas Eve - Mass at 6pm

                               - Mass at 7:30pm

                                                                                  Christmas Day - Mass at 9:30am


Please note:  due to COVID-19 and St Brigid's only able to cater for 64 people safely social distancing, you will need to book for Mass over Christmas.  There are other Mass times within our Parish, which are listed on the bulletin attached at the top of this newsletter.  Please fill in the sheets at the back of the Church or ring the Presbytery to add your family  02 6746 1133.


Christmas Blessings

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe, happy and holy Christmas and many happy returns for the New Year.


God bless,

Mrs Wendy Rheinberger

Religious Education Coordinator