He provides an example of the very vocation of fatherhood. Fathers are to sacrifice their lives for their families. They do this by:
Today, in a special way, let us be grateful for:
The Prodigal Son is a reading most people are very familiar with. For today’s reflection, think of Dad. Note in Luke’s Gospel he says “While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion.” Reflect on the thousands of times a father waits in vigil. Whether a son coming back from school, a daughter from her first dance, a child returning from a camp or time away: the gift of our fathers always waiting and watching over us.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, tatas, babas, vaters, das, vaders, grandads, pops, pas, nonnos, opas, oupas, babus, pappous, lolos and all the men in our lives who hold a special place in our hearts.
Yours in Faith
Religious Education Leader
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It has certainly been a week of mixed emotions.
I would like to ask that you keep Mrs Said in your prayers as her dear mother, Molly Colletta, passed away this morning. Mrs Said & her family were able to spend some time with Molly before she entered peacefully into eternal life.
I also share with you the sad passing of Michael and Sarah Cassar’s grandfather, Tony, late last week. From what I was told his presence and standing in our community will be missed and there will be many people mourning his passing.
With this weekend being Father’s Day, I acknowledge this time will be difficult for many of our families, remembering dads who have passed, but also knowing that many of us will not be able to celebrate this occasion with our dads or important male role models in our lives due to current circumstances. Wherever you special father-figures are, I pray that they are blessed and feel your ever-present love for them.
We had a little taster of spring this week as we stepped into September. I enjoyed seeing glimpses of yellow on Tuesday through our facebook page and the various class meetings that were held. It’s so important to acknowledge the importance of being kind and making others happy. I think this day on the school calendar will end up being a favourite, especially when I will be able to celebrate it with all the students and staff in person next year.
Mr Lappin was very excited to see St Mary’s so high up on the School Sport Victoria Virtual Track and Field ladder last week. We decided it would be a great goal to see if our school could make it to the highest ranking primary school position by the end of the competition. If we do, we will be arranging a fun activity day at school in Term 4 when we are (hopefully) all back onsite at some stage. If you want more information, please contact Mr Lappin via email email@example.com.
I’m sure many of you will spend Sunday glued to the Premier’s press conference to see what the next big announcements will be. I know we are all eager to return to some normalcy and I hope and pray we are able to get back to school soon and safely.
I wish you good health and blessings,