Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 6 2020 : 28th August

Key Dates

Wednesday 2nd SeptemberOnline Fathers Day stall closes 
Friday 4th SeptemberFathers Day Raffle Drawn  and Jersey Day
Tuesday 8th September Photo Day

Gospel Reading

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that he was destined to go to Jerusalem and suffer grievously at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, to be put to death and to be raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. ‘Heaven preserve you, Lord,’ he said. ‘This must not happen to you.’ But he turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle in my path, because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.’

Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What, then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life?

‘For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and, when he does, he will reward each one according to his behaviour.


Living the Gospel ... Have you got what it takes?

For some people, to be a Christian is a ‘soft option’ – they see being Christian as being a bit ‘fluffy’. This week’s gospel is a reminder of the real challenge of being a Christian. Jesus reminds us that to be one of his followers we must be prepared to pick up our cross – whatever our particular cross might be – and still follow his example. To be a Christian means that we don’t fall in a heap when difficulty comes our way; we take up the burden – our cross – and continue to look forward with hope. To live like Jesus is no easy option.

© Greg Sunter

Fundraiser for Beirut

Book Fair 2020

Thank you for all of the parent and community support for our 2020 Book Fair. The Book Fair raised $2634 in rewards that can now be used to purchase resources for the school. The Fair has now been completed and all books have been distributed to students. If you are still waiting on an order can you please contact Mrs Neylan ASAP.

Photo Day

Photo day will take place on Tuesday, 8th September . The personalised envelopes with the unique ordering code have been sent home. Envelopes  are to be handed directly to the photographer on the day.  We are awaiting additional Family envelopes from the photographer.  

Jersey Day

JERSEY DAY is a simple concept designed to raise awareness of The Organ and Tissue Authority and the DONATE LIFE network. On Friday, 4th September, 2020 schools and workplaces across Australia are asked to allow  students and employees to wear their favourite sporting jersey to school or work to show their support for the DONATE LIFE network and begin the conversation with their friends and families about Organ Donation. JERSEY DAY has been inspired by the story of NATHAN GREMMO who was tragically lost in an accident in May 2015. Nathan’s family chose to give the gift of life to others to honour the legacy of Nathan’s generous personality. This campaign is all about raising awareness. Simply wear your favourite sporting jersey to school or work on Friday 4th September, 2020 and show your support for this cause. 

 There is NO donation of money on this day 

Religious Education - Letter From Vicar General

Please see letter from the Diocese of Parramatta regarding the Religious Education Draft Curriculum.

Questions and Answers on the Draft Religious Education Curriculum


Canteen Meal Deal

The canteen is having a Meal Day next Friday 4th September. To place an order please print and complete the form. The form needs to be attached to a brown paper bag with money and given directly to the canteen. 

Forms needs to be returned with payment no later than WEDNESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

School Fees

Instalment 3 school fee statement has now been issued.  Please email the office if you have not received this statement immediately. 

Those families who are not directly financially impacted by Covid-19 we appreciate your continued support in paying your fees.

 Please click on the following link for Covid-19 school fee relief if required 


Managing Complaints

Please find attached Parramatta Catholic Diocese complaint handling policy.   For further information outlined in this document or to make a complaint, please contact CEDP at communityliaison@parra.catholic.edu.au or telephone on 9840 5600.

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Social Skills

P & F News

Fathers Day Raffle

OLOL is having a Father's Day Raffle, It will be held at school on Friday 4th September. The raffle will be run by the school SRC leaders, tickets will be sold on the day and the prizes will be drawn in the afternoon. More details to follow. If you have any further questions please contact Kate Rose 0413986046 or Belinda Hanna 0413913001