Mission & Identity

Youth Ministry

Lenten Bible Studies: The Grace of Forests

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Mission & Identity

This week we launched the ‘2018 Stewards of Creation’ theme at assembly. Our Cultural and Sustainability Prefects encouraged students to listen to the message of Pope Francis in Laudato Si and become aware of how they can incorporate small changes into their lives which will have a significant positive environmental impact. We look forward to the Homeroom Creation Projects coming in next week. Congratulations to 5 Red who have decided to be more energy efficient one day a week. It is small initiatives like this that can contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.


Next week we have our Commencement Mass which will be celebrated by Father Jim McKeon and the Ash Wednesday Liturgy which will begin the season of Lent. A reminder that Ash Wednesday is a day of abstinence and no meat can be consumed.

Ms D Dempsey - Assistant Principal Mission & Identity

Youth Ministry




A Praise and Worship event will be held at the Waitara Cathedral and the adjacent Light of Christ Centre on Friday evening.  Please see or email Youth Minister Mr Adrian Brannan abrannan@stpiusx.nsw.edu.au for more details if you are interested.


Building excitement and enthusiasm as we begin our Diocesan journey to WYD 2019 in Panama, the night will include a WYD style ‘Bishop’s Catechesis’ worship led by our Praisefest team and a Panamanian themed festival. This night is going to be epic so don't miss out and be sure to bring your friends and family to celebrate the beginning of our CYBB journey to WYD!

Everyone is welcome - whether or not you intend going on the WYD pilgrimage, it will be a great evening.

Where:   Hornsby Cathedral Parish & The Light of Christ Centre, 23 Yardley Ave, Waitara

When:    Friday, 9 February 2018,  6:00-9:00pm



LENTEN BIBLE STUDIES:  The Grace of Forests

Breaking open the Gospel word and contemplating and meditating on the beauty and fragility of our Australian native forests.  Inspired by the weekly Gospels of Lent and the Stewards of Creation – Creation is a gift from God, theme; we will hold weekly Bible Discussion on a Monday lunchtime commencing 1pm on Monday the 19th of February in the Christian Brothers Chapel.


The Weekly discussions will run through until Easter and all students and staff are very welcome.  Please contact Mr Adrian Brannan for further details:  abrannan@stpiusx.nsw.edu.au





Churches of the Diocese of Broken Bay will be open on Fridays in Lent, 7pm - 8pm, for quiet time and prayer, with the Sacrament of Reconciliation available.



Fide et Labore


Mr A Brannan - Youth Ministry Coordinator