Religious Education News


Here is a story about a young man who messed up and needed a break.

“Boy, did I mess up my twenty-first birthday party. I spent time planning the ceremony and the speeches but forgot to book the venue. When I remembered to book it, the hall was already taken. Luckily, some people helped me correct the problem I caused. The group who had booked the hall even changed their plans for me. Through it all, everyone was forgiving of my mistake. I try to remember that mess each time I feel like jumping on someone who makes a mistake that inconveniences me. It helps calm me down, look with compassion, and remember that we all need forgiveness sometimes.

What do you think? Have you ever messed up? I know I have. We all need a break.

I think that was Jesus’ point in the Gospel when Peter came to him and asked, 'Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?' 'No, not seven times,' Jesus replied, 'but seventy times seven!'”


It hurts when people treat us badly or mess up our day by their mistakes. We can get angry or frustrated. Before we know it, harsh words can fly. That’s why it’s good to keep our own mistakes in the back of our minds, always slowing us down when we’re ready to judge someone else. We just need to give one another a break.

When have you received forgiveness? When have you not offered it?

Source GPBS Gospel stories

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There are many dates to remember in preparation for Confirmation. Keep checking for any new dates I will be adding as we get closer to Confirmation day.




Confirmation timeline 2017



Date due

Permission for Lysterfield Reflection Day on CareMonkey

Thursday 21st October

Parent letter written to Confirmation Candidates

Thursday 21st  October


Thursday 12th October

STUDENT Activity packs

Thursday 19th October

Saints Project

Thursday 19th October


Students wear casual clothing & bring own lunch

Friday 27th  October

Bishop Elliott’s School  Visit

Friday 10th   November


SUNDAY 12 November

Family  & Individual Confirmation Photos

SUNDAY 12th  November 11:00am-12:15pm

Group Confirmation Photo

SUNDAY 12th November. Arrive 12:30pm, Photo 12.45 sharp.


SUNDAY 12th November 1:00pm

It is important to attend mass regularly as part of Confirmation preparation.

Thank you to the many families who have been regularly participating at the mass here at St Elizabeth’s.

Remember there is a sign in sheet at the back of the church.


God Bless,

Maria Popowycz

Religious Education Leader