Our Catholic Community

Sacrament of First Reconciliation: is Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 6pm

First Reconciliation is for all eligible students in Year 2 and above. 

Mary MacKillop Feast Day

Our K-10 students gathered, with COVID restrictions, in the hall to celebrate the Feast Day of Mary of the Cross MacKillop on Friday 6th August. It was a beautiful celebration and reminder to follow in the footsteps of Mary MacKillop in the way that she devoted herself to her family and her community. Thank you Sr Margaret and Fr Vic for celebrating with us. 

not-so-mini Vinnies Winter Appeal

We only have a few weeks remaining of our most successful appeal to date!


REMEMBER - every Thursday and Friday this winter you can warm your bellies with Milo and pre-order your bacon and egg roll by 3pm Thursday to pick up on Friday morning. 

Thank you to the not-so-mini Vinnies students who make this happen!

PLASTIC FREE JULY - Choose to Refuse!

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?


Follow this LINK for more information.

Mini Vinnies - Update

Students in Stages 2-5 are invited to take part in some exciting Mini Vinnies Initiatives. These initiatives are designed so the students can have an opportunity to live our Catholic Principles and Values as Stewards of Gods Creation and reaching out to others through the Common Good, with a Preferential Option for the Poor. 


The Crochet Crew meets in the MacKillop Room during lunchtime on Wednesdays and Thursdays to crochet granny squares. These granny squares will be joined together, making unique and cosy rugs which we will donate to Vinnies for their winter appeal. No crochet experience is necessary and all material will be supplied. Crochet Crew is ideal for students in Stage 2 and above. 


The Green Team have a focus on caring for our immediate environment. Green Team  meet during lunch time, every Tuesday, and focus our energy and attention on one area of the school grounds, removing rubbish which may have blown into the garden beds. The Green Team is made up of students in Stage 2.


This fortnights focus was the garden beds near the quad and the gardens in front of the art and music buildings. What a FANTASTIC commitment to our environment these Green Teamers are making!

Waste Warriors was a response to the amount of rubbish we generate as a school. Most of this rubbish ends up in general landfill and a quick lunchtime audit identified that we could be recycling up to 95% of our waste! How exciting!! 

An impassioned bunch of Stage 3 students are working together to make sure that our rubbish is sorted correctly and sent to be recycled. 


Our aim is to have scrunchy, or soft, plastic collected and recycled - this is called RedCycle and you can recycle this at home by returning scrunchy plastics to Coles or Woolworths. We will take the 10c recyclable bottles, cans and containers and donate the money to Vinnies and hard plastics and paper will be recycled as well. Green waste will be sent to the Waste Management Facility for composting. Living as Stewards of Creation will help to ensure our environment thrives. The Green Team will have planning meetings during lunchtime on Monday and will follow a roster for the week. 

Sacramental Programs for 2021

Please note the following dates which have been identified for the Parish Sacramental Programs for 2021.


Sacrament of First Reconciliation: Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 6pm

First Reconciliation is for all eligible students in Year 2 and above.


Sacrament of First Holy Communion: Sunday 7 November at 11:30am

First Holy Communion is for all eligible students in Year 3 and above.


Please contact St Francis Xavier Parish Centre on 6752 2886 for any additional information.

St Francis Xavier Parish church bulletin

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