Chaplain’s Notes

First Communion

A very excited group of De La Salle College students from Year 4 received the Eucharist for the first time on Sunday 18 November, at St Anthony’s Parish, along with students from the Parish Sunday School.

Congratulations to Alexander Bekos, James Harris and Cooper Attana who showed great reverence in this sacred moment. The families joined in a celebration in the Parish Centre following Mass to receive their certificates and share in a delicious cake. Well done to them all.

Diary note – for new families 2019

If you are planning for your son to prepare for the Sacraments of First Penance, Communion or Confirmation through De La Salle during 2019, please email: jferguson@delasalle.vic.edu.au or you may call on my direct line 9508 2161.

Reconciliation preparation will commence in Term 1 and First Communion will be celebrated in Term 4.

Alternatively, an enrolment form has been included in the recent distribution of information to new parents. Please complete this form and forward to me at the College.
I take this opportunity to wish all our families a blessed and joyous celebration of the Lord’s coming into our lives.

The following prayer, shared during your family preparation, might help to keep a focus on what is truly important at this time.

In this season of rushing and bustle
Help us to focus our hearts on you, O Lord.
Quieten us so that we can be aware
of our waiting and longing for you.
Open our hearts to your words
And make us attentive to your actions
in our lives day by day.
Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

St John Baptist de La Salle pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts forever.

Mrs Joan Ferguson
College Chaplain

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