As we begin the month of November, it is a time traditionally set aside by Catholics to remember both the Saints and those who have died. "All Saints Day" (1 November) and "All Souls Day" (2 November) set the tone for the month in our Liturgical calendar, prior to our entrance into the Liturgical season of Advent. The pain of death and loss touches all people, a point that should never be forgotten.
The Saints have long been considered our ancestors and friends in our Catholic tradition. They accepted the godly realism of their lives, shared it with others on Earth, and continue to do so now. We believe that they "intercede" for us here below, and in a special way, they are linked with us in what we call "the communion of Saints."
All Souls Day and the commemoration of the dead throughout the month of November is a source of consolation and hope for each of us. It is dedicated to the memory, not just of the Saints but also to all the faithful departed. For Christians and Catholics, they are already within reach of eternal life, and the loving arms of Jesus.
No matter what your religious convictions are, during this month we are called to remember those close to us who have passed. We are invited to seek comfort and consolation from those around us. We are invited never to lose memories.
We pray to God that in our times of anguish and grief, and despair and isolation that may be experienced when we lose someone who is loved, that His warm embrace is felt and His healing presence is known.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast