Pentecost Sunday June 4
At the Last Supper, Holy Thursday, Jesus promised a “helper” would come;
"And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you".. John 14:16–18
This promise was fulfilled when the Apostles and disciples, in Jerusalem for the Jewish feast of Pentecost, were given purpose and courage by the Holy Spirit. When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1– 4 Pentecost Sunday occurs 10 days after the Ascension. It is considered the birthday of the Church.
Mass in De La Salle Chapel
On a Wednesday a Parish Mass is celebrated at De La Salle Chapel. It begins at 9.20am. It is usually attended by a year group but sometimes it is a Stage or even the whole school. Last week the whole school celebrated the Feast of Mary Help of Christians. Thank you to Father Francis for presiding over this Mass. Parishioners and parents are always welcome. Remaining Masses this term are:
Year 10 Mass June 7
Year 11 and 8 Mass June 14
Year 7 Mass June 21
Founders day Mass June 30 (10am).
Lasallian Youth Gathering (LYG)
15 students will be attending LYG in Sydney in the school holidays. There will be opportunities for workshops, community service, games and much more. It is a great chance to understand the Lasallian story in greater depth and to be a part of a movement working for good in the world.
Founders Day is on June 30. The day is a mufti day and and is always a great way to end the term. The day consists of an assembly, mass, concert and capture the flag. We will have visiting students from St Ursula's Kingsgrove and some Ursuline sisters to give us some insight into the life of Angela Merici.
Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF)
Year 11 will be attending the ACYF in December as part of their retreat to Sydney.
There will be workshops, concerts, guest speakers, Mass in the Domain and a pilgrimage walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Over 15000 young people will attend this festival and it will be an experience that our students will remember for the rest of their lives.