St Joseph’s has a very close relationship with the St Joseph’s Parish. Children’s Masses are held on a monthly basis and St Joseph’s School students take on some of the ministry roles. Regular contact is maintained with our Parish Priest, who participates regularly in school celebrations throughout the year.
Our senior students attend Anointing Masses during the year and assist those attending both during the mass and later at morning tea at the Parish Centre. As part of the Making Jesus Real Program, Student Representative Council members assist with the cleaning of the Parish Church on a monthly basis.
A family approach is used to prepare children for the first reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. Parents are responsible for the specific preparation of the children and for the decision regarding readiness of the child for the first reception of the sacraments. The school supports the parish program through the organisation of ‘special’ liturgies for all candidates during Sunday masses and general preparation of the children in the classroom.
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