Sacrament of First Holy Communion
The Sacrament of First Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 17th November 9:30am at St Francis Xavier Church, Moree.
A final rehearsal and faith formation session for this sacrament will take place on Sunday 10th November, 10:30am St Francis Xavier Church (repeated Tuesday 12th November, 3:30pm St Francis Xavier Church).
We invite all members of our community to join us for this special celebration on Sunday 17th November.
National Prayer Campaign for those affected by drought
The Catholic Church in Australia is dedicating the month of November as a time to pray for those affected by crippling drought conditions and to pray for the gift of rain.
Prayer resources have been developed for parishes, schools, communities and families to participate in the national prayer campaign. Please find attached a prayer card and a link to further resources https://catholic.org.au/drought that you can use during the month of November.
St Vincent de Paul are also conducting a Drought Appeal if people wish to donate https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-drought-appeal-nsw
Catholic Mission Month - Socktober
During Week 3, students across the K-10 school engaged with many activities to raise awareness and funds for the work employed by Catholic Mission. The week began with a Catholic Mission Liturgy where students removed their shoes and walked in solidarity with others. Wednesday was our fabulous busking extravaganza, where the many talents of the St Philomena's students were on show for all to enjoy. Thursday saw the students come to school in their crazy socks and donate new, unworn socks. A whopping 256 pairs of socks were donated by the staff and students of St Philomena's.
This year for the first time, students participated in a new activity, making their own soccer balls from old scraps of material, plastic bags and twine. Socktober invites children to engage with developing world issues through the language they understand best – play! Children are challenged to ‘Sock it to Poverty’ using the international game of soccer. Shooting goals with their own hand-made recycled ‘Sockball’, students will experience how soccer is played in the countries supported by Catholic Mission.
The photos below demonstrate just how much the students enjoyed engaging in this week of celebration.