The parables highlighted in Luke’s Gospel this week, all make reference to the mercy of God. As people who stray from the path of righteousness and good, God will always come looking for us, not to condemn us but to offer us unconditional love and forgiveness. If we are sorry and contrite of heart for our wrong doings, God will lift us up and walk with us in life just like the shepherd who retrieves and returns a lost sheep back to the flock. Great rejoicing will be celebrated by the wider community when we return and are reunited with our community and families. May the mercy of God encourage us and set the example in our daily lives to love and forgive others who “trespass against us”.
Next Wednesday night our 2019 Wakakirri troupe will take part in the state grand-final at the State Sports Centre Homebush. Our school will present and compete with six other finalists for a spot on the National finals. After months of rehearsals, the making of costumes and sets as well the logistics involved in producing a polished seven-minute performance, CTK have the opportunity to perform with the six top school productions in the state. A great achievement by the team! We wish Mrs Kelly Hoskins and the Wakakirri team the best of luck next week.
A meeting will be held in the Staff room on Tuesday evening the 24th September commencing at 7pm for interested people keen in being part of the team for organising the 2020 Spring Fair. Members from both the Parish and School community are invited to attend to discuss the prospect of running this very vital fundraiser and community event next year. At the meeting we hope to determine the variability of holding this event, confirming a date and establishing a committee of people to co-ordinate the event. We look forward to seeing as many members of the school and parish communities and being able to utilise the gifts and talents of many to make the 2020 Spring Fair a reality.
Our family film night will be held next Friday evening 20th September commencing at 7pm in The Mary Mackillop Hall. The movie being screened is the remake of the children’s classic “Mary Poppins Returns”. Bring the family along with their blankets and pillows, nibblies and drinks [no alcohol please] and enjoy a great night at the theatre with other CTK families.
As of next Monday the children will be able to wear their summer uniform if parents agree to do so. The weather is slowly beginning to warm up, thus the early transition into our summer uniforms. Please note that students are to either wear their full winter or summer uniform for the last two weeks of the term, not a combination of both. Please note that all students are to be in full summer uniform at the commencement of next term.
Have a great fortnight