What’s Been Happening in Religious Education

As we continue along our Lenten Journey, I would like to share with you a link to the Diocese of Broken Bay.  They have a wonderful free resource for Lectio Divina during Lent 2017.  This is a very good and easy to use site that allows you to either download a pdf version of the booklet or use the week by week online resource.  

Diocese of Broken Bay – Lent Resource

We are called during Lent, to prepare for the Easter events and to contemplate the significance of these events.  Undertaking opportunities for prayer and meditation (in this case, in the form of Lectio Divina) is a perfect way to spend some time developing and nurturing our relationship with God.  If nothing else, it gives us an opportunity for quiet time, where we can re-centre ourselves after the busyness of our hectic days and move forward refreshed and renewed.

 

Caritas – Lenten Appeal

We are continuing to raise money for Caritas, which is one of our large fundraisers during the year.  On Friday, the students held a crazy sock day and were encouraged to bring a gold coin donation.  It was wonderful to see so many students take up the invitation and  participate in this initiative.  Monday will be purple day, and again, students are asked to bring a gold coin donation for the privilege of wearing purple whilst at school.  We have one more event scheduled during Lent and this will be a coin line where homerooms will compete against each other to create the largest line of coins and raise the most money.  Certainly, the girls are having a bit of fun whilst raising much needed funds for Caritas and the initiatives they support, but their generosity is a testament to their understanding of the need to participate in social justice activities and to support those who have so much less than we do.  

 

 

Diane Kennaugh

Leader of Religious Education and Mission