Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 2, 21st October, 2022

Key Dates

Friday 28th OctoberYear 3 Excursion
Monday 31st OctoberParent Information Evening Kinder 2023
Friday 4th November Staff Development Day 
Tuesday 8th November

K-6 Assembly

Friday 18th November Infants Sport Carnival


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else, ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like the rest of mankind, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get.” The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” This man, I tell you, went home again at rights with God; the other did not. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted.’



In today’s gospel, who were the two people in Jesus’ story?

What did the Pharisee pray?

What did the tax collector pray?

What is the difference between the Pharisee and the tax collector?

Who was pleasing to God?

How can we be humble like the tax collector?

Month of Mary

The month of October is traditionally the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary in the Catholic Church.

We encourage you to pray the Rosary during the month of October. The Rosary draws its mysteries from the New Testament and is centered on the great events of the Incarnation and Redemption with each decade referring to an event in the life of Jesus and Mary.

World Mission Month 2022

In October we celebrate World Mission Month, a month dedicated to the life-giving work of missionaries around the world.

This year, we walk hand-in-hand with the Church of Ethiopia and the local communities towards providing life-changing opportunities to those most in need. Catholic Mission are currently supporting a range of mission development programs in Ethiopia addressing malnutrition, the lack of access to education for young children, and the vulnerable position of women in society.

As a family you may wish to donate to Catholic Mission, you can do this by following the link below.


Parish Sacramental Program

The Parish has begun its preparations for First Holy Communion. We keep the children from our school and parish in our prayers as they prepare to receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time.

Term 4 Planner - Please See Revised Term Planner

Overdue School Fees

Please finalise your 2022 School Fees promptly. School fees were due on 24th August, 2022. We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Please contact the school office via email (ololbhills@parra.catholic.edu.au) if you have not received your statement.

Sport News

Parish News

Children's Rosary Movement

Children’s Rosary gather together to pray the Rosary every Monday during the school term. Parents need to accompany children. 

Bring your Rosary beads and spend some time in prayer.

Where: OLOL Church

When: Monday (school term only)

Time: 3:30pm

Contact: anitamolina@hotmail.com

Community News

Ambrose School Age Care staff development day

Friday 4 th November 2022 has been confirmed by the school as a Pupil Free Day. Ambrose School Age Care Our Lady of Lourdes Baulkham Hills therefore has tentative full-day care planned on this day. If you require full-day care please ensure you complete and return the form by the due date. Based on demand this will be reviewed and confirmed on 1 st November 2022.

Ambrose School Age Care 2023 Fees

Please see Ambrose school age care service flyer which has been updated recently with new fees details for 2023. 

2023 School Travel Applications Are Now Open

Applications for student travel in 2023 opened from Monday 10 October 2022. Please see information attached.

No Parking Zones