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Preparation for the Trial HSC has been underway for Yr 12 Studies
of Religion teachers during Term 2. Studies have had the
opportunity to attend after school revision lectures on Jewish
Marriage, Jewish Bioethics, Moses Maimonides and Religion in
Australia post 1945. We have been blessed to have teachers willing
to assist with these sessions and I appreciate the support of Mr
Ndaria for presenting on Jewish Bioethics and Mrs Fetterplace for
presenting on Religion in Australia post 1945, a presentation Mrs
Fetterplace has conducted in many schools throughout NSW and
ACT in recent years.
During the last week of Term 2, Year 12 students also attended the
SOR Focus Day at Australian Catholic University, organised by
Sydney Catholic Schools. On this day students attended 4 lectures
of their own choice to support their revision and preparation on
topics studied throughout the SOR course. Students attended
lectures on Religion & Non-Religion, Christian Baptism, Christian
Bioethics, Paul of Tarsus and Aboriginal Spirituality, just to name a
few of the options available.
It has been the intent of the Year 12 SOR teaching team to provide
students with many opportunities to support their studies and
preparation for the Trial HSC and the final HSC examinations. We
look forward to seeing the fruits of these efforts.

Our WYD pilgrims are now in Poland participating in WYD events,
that include catechesis, prayer, reconciliation, Mass and
entertainment from prominent Catholic musicians. WYD will
conclude with a night of prayer at the evening vigil and the Papal
Mass the next day. We continue to pray for our pilgrims. May God be
ever present with them and keep them safe on their journey.

Life Week 2016 - Come, be my light
At the beginning of September, Sydney Catholic Schools will
celebrate Life Week. This focuses on the sacredness of life and the
dignity of the human person. This years theme focus on every
Catholic answering the call to be Christ’s light to others, exemplified
through the life of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Blessed
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a champion of the poor and a
defender of society’s most vulnerable, answering the call to bring
Christ to all as she helped all created in God’s image, valuing life and
the dignity of all.

Fr Mac - 60 years of Ordination
Cabramatta PCYC
celebrated the
contribution Fr Mac
has made to the
C a b r a m a t t a
community and his
dedication to also
supporting the
opportunities offered
Cabramatta PC.

It was a great

honour that our students from Cabramatta parish were
invited to attend a ceremony to recognise Fr Mac and to witness the
renaming of the basketball court at Cabramatta PCYC as the
Fr McAuliffe Basketball Court. For generations to come, all will be
able to know the great works of Fr Mac in the local area, especially
to basketball and the youth of the region.
I wish to thank all the students who volunteered to attend the day
and who too were very moved by this recognition of Fr Mac.

World Youth Day - update
The MMCC WYD students have arrived safely in europe, having left
our shores early Sunday 17th July. They have spent the past week in
Italy, visiting visiting Rome, Vatican City, Siena, Assisi and Florence,
exploring the wonderful cities, villages and religious sites throughout
Italy. As part of their WYD pilgrimage they have taken time to pray
and offer up Mass for our community.

Students are invited to take part in Life Week by competing in the
“Come, be my light” competition and have the chance to win an ipad
mini. Students are asked to submit a project in the form of an
editorial, magazine article, report, essay, book, play script or poster
that calls Christians to “Come, be my light” and brings to life the
teachings of Blessed Mother Teresa.
Quotes for Year 7 to 10 entrants
“God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be his love
and His compassion to the poor” Blessed Mother Teresa of
“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work” Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Quote for Year 11 & 12 entrants
“Life is the most beautiful gift of God, therefore people and nations
who destroy life by abortion and euthanasia are the poorest. No
human hand should be raised to kill life, since life is God’s life in us.”
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
For further details please refer to the
information emailed to all students
by Mrs Flanagan. Students making
submissions, must do so to Mrs
Flanagan by recess Friday 12th
September, so entries can be
submitted on time to Sydney
Catholic Schools.

Mrs Flanagan,
Leader of Learning - Catholic
Life & Religious Education