What a significant time it has been since the death of Queen Elizabeth 11. I have observed the outpouring of grief and read many of the tributes that have been written to honour Her Majesty’s life. The Archbishop of Canterbury paid tribute to the Queen’s life of service, so determinedly stated on her 21st birthday that she would dedicate her life to serving the Nation and the Commonwealth. He also pointed out that at the Queen’s coronation, it began with silent prayer, giving allegiance to God.
“Her allegiance to God was given before any person gave allegiance to her. Her service to so many people in this nation, the Commonwealth and the world, had its foundation in her following Christ.
People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer. But in all cases those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privileges are long forgotten.”
The Queen’s faith in God never wavered. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.
As we remember the Queen, it is worth remembering the living in our own community who serve. Perhaps it would be timely to speak to them personally, send an email or acknowledge them in some way to thank them for what they do.
Celebrating the Sacraments
Significant events have been happening here in the school community, especially for nine of our students. We congratulate Anthony who was confirmed and received Holy Communion for the first time last weekend. We also congratulate Noah who has been confirmed and will receive Holy Communion for the first time during the holidays. On the last Sunday of the holidays 16 October, Ava, Brayden, Cecilia, Connor M, Elka, Hailey and Lauryn will be confirmed by the Vicar-General, Father Dean Marin at the 9am parish Mass. They too, will receive Holy Communion for the first time. We warmly invite all families to join in this celebration. All nine students will be formally acknowledged by the school community at an assembly in Term 4.
We congratulate Elijah C who is now a big brother to Asher as well as the boys’ parents Talitha and Craig. Welcome to the Nativity family, Asher.
Grace and blessings,
Assistant Principal – Religious Identity and Mission