What’s Happening in Religious Education

Year 10 Spirituality Day

Winbourne at Mulgoa was the destination for the Year 10 Spirituality Day this year and we were very fortunate to have a beautiful, sunny day to share this experience with one another.   The theme for the day was “Welcome” which is the Year 10 value and it gave us an opportunity to explore what this means on a deeper level.

All of Year 10 had already experienced their value when they welcomed the 2020 cohort of Year 7 students to Bethany College.  As their Big Sisters, this was a perfect and very practical opportunity for them to live their value.  During our Spirituality Day, we looked at other ways that we can welcome the stranger, but also how we can be welcoming to all that we meet.  I am sure that the experience of making “Stone Soup” will long be remembered by the girls as a positive way to bring people together and welcome all who they encounter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary During Coronavirus Pandemic

On 11 March, Pope Francis offered mass and recited this prayer asking Mary to protect the world during the Coronavirus pandemic.  I encourage you to share this prayer with your families and pray it often.

 

O Mary,

you always shine on our path

as a sign of salvation and of hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,

who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of the Roman People,

know what we need,

and we are sure you will provide

so that, as in Cana of Galilee,

we may return to joy and to feasting

after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform to the will of the Father

and to do as we are told by Jesus,

who has taken upon himself our sufferings

and carried our sorrows

to lead us, through the cross,

to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

 

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

 

 

Diane Kennaugh

Leader of Religious Education and Mission