Welcome back to Term 3! Our family had a busy holiday, celebrating our daughter, Karina’s and now son-in-law Scott’s wedding at home. It rained all day until 2.15 and then stopped for the ceremony at 3. Chilly but sunny, what a lovely day it was. I hope that your holidays were enjoyable.
Parish Masses are being celebrated on Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 9am. There is no need to book but you will have to either tick your name off on the master list or write your name onto the list. Hand sanitising upon entering and leaving is essential and catching up with friends after must be done outside the church. There are designated spots within the church where you may sit but families do not need to social distance.
Please consider arriving 10 minutes earlier as the extra precautions that we are required to undertake, can slow down entry into the church.
These resume on Thursday 6 August with the Year 1 and 2 classes hosting. Parents are invited to attend using the same protocols as for weekend Masses. There will be a sign-in sheet for you to complete. Morning tea will still take place with tea, coffee and biscuits for the adults. We are asking families to send a special treat for their child only, to eat as the students sit as a class group after the Mass.
There will be no altar servers for class Masses at present due to the COVID-19 restrictions. I know there are some disappointed students who have been so looking forward to serving at the altar and we will commence the training as soon as we can.
This recommences this Sunday after Mass and Monday evening. All those who were a part of the program in Term 1 should have received an email from Bianca Cotton with details re First Reconciliation next Tuesday. Please email either Bianca or me if you have not received it. I will check my emails over the weekend.
I was flicking through the photos on my phone when I found the following quote:
“When you go out and see the empty streets, the empty stadia, the empty platforms, don’t say to yourself, “This looks like the end of the world.” What you’re seeing is love in action, what you’re seeing in that negative space, is how much we do care for each other, for our grandparents, for our immune-compromised brothers and sisters, for people we will never meet.
People will lose jobs over this, lose their businesses and some will lose their lives. All the more reason to take a moment, when you’re out on your walk, or on the way to the shops, or just watching the news, to look into the emptiness and marvel at the love.
Let it fill and sustain you.
It isn’t the end of the world. It is the most remarkable act of global solidarity we may ever witness.”
Although at present, the situation in South Australia is not as dire as when this was written, let me translate it into a Campus quote:
“When you come to school and can only look into classrooms through the window, when your child forgets their reader, lunch box and jumper for the umpteenth time, when you can’t collect your child from the classroom but have to go to the office, don’t say to yourself, “This is just ridiculous!” What you’re seeing is love in action, what you’re seeing in that negative space, is how much we do care for each other, for all our families, staff and volunteers across Campus, for immune-compromised and vulnerable children, for people we may not even know.
There will be disappointments as events remain cancelled, sport seasons are shortened and excursions are not planned. All the more reason to take a moment, when you’re trying to find the lost jumper…again, trying to social distance at sport, reading the school emails, to look into the ‘new normal’ and marvel at the love.
Let it surround and sustain you. We are all still here.
It isn’t ridiculous. It is the most selfless and extraordinary act of Campus solidarity we may ever witness.”
Thank you for your contribution.
Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission