Education in Faith

First Eucharist

We would like to congratulate all students who received the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time last Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It was wonderful to see so many families and staff at Mass to witness this special occasion in the faith journey of our students. We would like to thank the parents, parish staff and Year 4 teachers who prepared the children so well.

'In the Catholic tradition, the central celebration is the Eucharist. It nourishes and deepens our unity, our fellowship, by eating and drinking together and reflecting on our great stories. Celebrating the Eucharist is a way of entering into Jesus' challenge to be transformed, like him, to a qualitatively different kind of life. This is a challenge to the community to be changed ourselves as well as to be transformers of the world in which we live.'

                                                                                                             Words of Denis Fitzgerald and Michael Yore

End of Term 2 Mass celebrating the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

The Feast of the St. Peter and Paul occurs on Friday 29th June. As a school, we will be celebrating this special Feast Day at our End of Term Mass on Friday 29th June at 9:30am. At our End of Term Mass, we will celebrate St. Peter and St. Paul who were two great leaders of the early Church.


Peter was a fisherman whose original name was Simon.  Peter was the leader of the apostles, selected by Jesus to be the 'rock' upon which the early church was built.  Paul was originally named Saul, and became a tireless missionary whose ideas and thoughts made an enormous impact on the early Church.


Our Year 3 students will be reading at the Mass and the whole school will be attending. The School Choir, led by Miss. Carnovale and Ms. Giles (on piano), will be singing during our Mass. We would like to extend an invitation to our wider Galilee community to join us at Mass and in celebrating the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. We hope to see lots of you join us  for our End of Term Mass at 9.30am on Friday 29th June at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

On Monday 16 July, we will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with a whole school Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park.  All students will be travelling by bus to and from the Church.  We will be leaving Galilee at approximately 9:30am for a 10am Mass.  We will be returning to school by approximately 11:30am. 


According to the traditions of the Carmelite order, on July 16, 1251, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. During the vision, she revealed to him the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, popularly known as the “Brown Scapular.” A century and a quarter later, the Carmelite order began to celebrate on this date the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.


The Year 5 students will be reading at the Feast Day Mass and the whole school will be attending.  We would like to extend the invitation to all within our community to join us at this special Mass. Information regarding travel to and from the Mass has been sent home via CareMonkey.