What’s Happening in Religious Education
“Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!”
– Post- Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis, 2019
The School, parent, student and Parish collaborative partnership enables us to best support all students become disciples of Christ. The Archdiocesan Mission Plan reminds us of Christ’s mandate- Go Make Disciples and our Baptismal call to become sharers in this Mission. The Plan comprises five foundations; Evangelisation, Leadership, Community, Formation and Worship, each of which is not the exclusive responsibility of the Parish, School or any one party.
Our Catholic school is integral to the faith formation of young people. The young ladies in our charge at Bethany College enter our gates at a critical and challenging time in their lives and yet, the most opportune time to receive our evangelising message. In the article, Talking to Your Middle Schooler About Faith, Samantha Delfin highlights some of the ways in which you might like to support your daughter in her faith journey and even better, walk in mentorship, beside her.
In this Fourth Week of Lent, a huge thank you goes out to our community for its Project Compassion fundraising. Bethany has raised $7117! Our Year 12 Dolphins really are the leaders of the pack and have united as a Year Group to drive the Campaign. On Monday, their Under The Sea themed Mufti Day and lunchtime, Mask-erade Dance Party brought some fun, colour and most importantly, solidarity, to the College.
I take this opportunity to congratulate our College Captain, Nektaria Rice and College Vice Captain, Luana Rendina who were selected to have lunch with Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP.
The two Captains made their way to Cathedral House on Tuesday 16 March. Here is what they had to say;
“In sharing a meal with His Grace, we had the unique opportunity to directly connect and ask questions regarding the youth and the Church in today’s climate. We collaborated with other youth leaders across Catholic schools, discussing concerns such as; the inclusivity of the Church, how the Church is responding to secularisation, and the importance of interfaith dialogue in our diverse society. It was so special to meet the Archbishop and create new friendships with other ‘like-minded’ students across Sydney. We were honoured to represent the College at this event, gaining a deeper insight, appreciation and understanding of the complex issues surrounding our faith.”
EASTER SERVICE TIMES
Please find here the Easter Service times of our community’s Parishes.
A friendly reminder for Parents/Carers of Year 7- should you wish for your daughter to receive the Sacraments of; Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation through St Michael’s Church, Hurstville to please return the form to Mrs Camporeale by the end of the Term.
Leader of Religious Education and Mission