Galilee Prayer Group
The Galilee Prayer Group meets every Friday morning at 8:15am until 8:35am. All members of the Galilee school community are welcome. The objective of this Prayer Group is to pray for any needs of the school, the well-being of the students, staff and families and the parishes of Sts Peter and Paul and OLMC. You don't need any qualifications or experience to attend. If you have a confidential prayer request, forms will be distributed at the beginning of Week Five for you to fill in. Then please drop these into the box which will be in the Administration foyer. We look forward to The Galilee Friday Morning Prayer Group growing and flourishing.
Please find attached a prayer request that your family is welcome to fill in, print and put in the box in the Administration area.
We wish to keep your prayers confidential and request that they remain unidentifiable. Then each week the Galilee Prayer Team will pray for you and the needs of your family. You might like to discuss with your family what you might like others to pray for you and your family.
15 August- Assumption -Whole School Mass-(Grade 4 preparing) - Sts P and P Church - 2:30pm
20 August - Grandparent’s and Special Friend's Day Whole School Mass-(Grade 2 preparing) - Sts PP Church - 9:00am
28 August- Father’s Day Liturgy - (Preps preparing)- Assembly time
Galilee Day - (Grade 3 preparing) - 9:00am changed to November 28th (TBC)
Feast of the Assumption
The Church celebrates The Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary on the 15th of August. According to the Catholic faith, Mary, “having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”.
Defined as an article of faith by Pope Pius XII just over half a century ago, the Assumption signals the end of Mary’s earthly life and marks her return to heaven to be reunited with Jesus. While the bodies of both Jesus and Mary are now in heaven, there is a difference between the Assumption and the Resurrection. Where Jesus arose from the tomb and ascended into heaven by his own power, Mary’s body was taken up to heaven by the power of her Son.
For this reason we use different words to describe each event. One is the Ascension of Christ and the other, the Assumption of Mary.
Grandparents and Special Friend's Day Mass
Due to a change to the Dendy Athletics date (usually a week before), Grandparents' and Special Friend's Day has had to change to Tuesday 20 August. There will be a Mass at St Peter and Paul's Church at 9:00am (once all students have arrived at the church), followed by classroom visits and a Morning Tea. All Grandparents and Special Friends are welcome to visit the Book Fair during Morning Tea time.
If there are any grandparents who have made arrangements to come in on the Monday and are unable to come in on Tuesday 20 August, please contact Helen Rochecouste and we will cater for you: email@example.com
We welcome all Grandparents and Special Friend's of the students of Galilee on August the 20th and look forward to a wonderful time together.
Andrew Chinn Visit
Andrew Chinn will be visiting Galilee on October 16th as part of Galilee's 25th year celebrations. Andrew worked as a classroom teacher in Catholic Primary Schools in Sydney, Australia for nearly twenty years before moving into his full time music ministry. Andrew has visited more than 1000 Catholic primary schools, performing in 2000 concerts across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada sharing his music and his faith with children, teachers and parents. He has released 10 CDs, 5 DVDs and 5 picture books, which are used widely by teachers and catechists in the faith development of children. We look forward to Andrew's visit.
Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.