Winter Wonderland Wednesday

Help those who need your support this winter….

We also invite you to contribute to our SMCM St Vincent de Paul toiletries drive.

Simply bring and place toiletries in the baskets provided in each learning community. This might include toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes or body wash. Thankyou for giving generously!

Sign Up for Toiletries Donations - Friendship Center

How will your donation help?   https://donate.vinnies.org.au/winter-appeal

Need more information? Talk to our Mini Vinnies leaders: Ava G, Angel and Mia K (Encourage).

Buy a Bee and be more for others this week!

This week is our final week of fundraising for Caritas Project Compassion. Students are invited to bring in a gold coin at any stage this week and buy a bee cutout, which can be decorated or they may choose to write their name on a pre-made bee (from their teacher)! They can then pin their bee to the wall located near the library galleria space. The aim is to have a swarm of Caritas bees on display by the end of the week!

How are you being more to others?

How many bees might we have on our wall by the end of the week?

Enter the Caritas K’s Competition this Friday

This week’s Caritas Friday fundraiser links to Arsad’s story. Arsad is from Indonesia and with no toilet in their house, his family had to use the forest instead. With the help of Caritas, Arsad was able to participate in hygiene and sanitation training and he worked with the community to build working toilets for homes. 

This week we stand in solidarity with those who often have to walk for basic food, services and supplies with our Caritas Ks competition. Get your pedometers ready for Friday and get walking. Follow the steps below to enter!

Please note: You can bring a donation and walk even if you don’t have a pedometer!

Come dressed as your future self on Friday

SMCM, you are superstars! We have now raised $1131 for Caritas!

This week our Caritas Friday connects to Oliva’s story. Oliva is from the Solomon Islands and she was unable to read, write or count. Caritas Australia helped to give her a future by enrolling her in Literacy and Numeracy classes.

Help Caritas support others like Oliva by dressing up as your future self and donating a gold coin on Friday!

Wear a splash of blue on Friday for Caritas!

Last week we raised an amazing $541 for Caritas Project Compassion. Well done SMCM – giving to others (almsgiving) is an important part of Lent and it helps us to become closer to God.

This week’s Caritas Friday fundraiser links to Margret’s story. Margaret is a teacher at a vocational school for deaf students in the Solomon Islands. Margret and her students face water shortages and they have to walk off campus twice a day to collect safe drinking water. 

How would you feel if you were Margret?

How did Caritas help Margret and her students?

Caritas Friday tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our first Caritas Friday!

Wear your favourite piece of clothing with your uniform and bring a gold coin donation!

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BRING A GOLD COIN DONATION FOR CARITAS!

We begin our annual Lenten Project Compassion fundraiser this week with our first Caritas Friday. This week’s theme is connected to the first Project Compassion story of Jamila, a single mother living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. With the support of Caritas Australia, Jamila learnt to sew and uses this skill as income to support her family.

Be More’ for others in Lent and DONATE to Caritas!

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

It is Ash Wednesday. This is an important time in our Church calendar and the beginning of a special time that we call Lent. What do you know about Ash Wednesday and Lent?

You might like to set up your own sacred space and get ready to participate in our school Liturgy. Or, see the post below for links to St Peter’s and Fr Rob Galea’s Ash Wednesday Mass.

What are you going to do to BE MORE this Lent? Don’t forget to wear your favourite item of clothing and bring a gold coin donation for Caritas on Friday!