From the Religious Education Coordinator

From the Religious Education Coordinator

The past two weeks have given us many joyous moments in the COVID-19 journey.

Week 3 saw Year 12 students return to school for face-to-face workshops. There was a palpable buzz in the air in the Studies of Religion I and II workshops. Sunday, 24 October saw the reopening of churches for public worship, in line with the NSW Government Roadmap. To be able to be present with others and to be united in faith in celebrating Mass was an ebullient experience. Equally delightful was the return on Monday of Years 8, 10 and 11 students and Years 7 and 9 students on Thursday. In the midst of the enthusiastic chatter between students in one of my classes, I asked if they had spoken to each other when we were in remote learning. One student replied, “Miss, it is not the same. There are some things you just can’t say when you are not with each other.” 

On 27 March, 2020, Pope Francis spoke the following in an empty St. Peter’s Square during a livestreamed, night-time Urbi et Orbi blessing of the coronavirus-afflicted world.

We have realised that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other.”

Being present for each other is the gift we give others as the COVID-19 journey continues. To listen and to hear the stories of others is a privilege. 

Our Catholic faith offers us the opportunity for prayer and the practical, loving concern of a faith community. It also reminds us that we are known by our loving and comforting God, who is with us on the journey.

MSCW THRIVE Film Festival – Have you voted for the People’s Choice?

MSCW’s Developing a Compass for Life film was a student entry and has been selected as a Finalist for Sydney Catholic Schools THRIVE Film Festival. The entry is in the running for the People’s Choice Award. All students, staff and parents are invited to vote for their favourite film from the finalist’s list and hopefully your favourite will be MSCW’s short film.

​Visit the People’s Choice webpage to watch the films, then complete the form to cast a vote.

Voting closes at 5:00 pm, Friday 29 October 2021.

Celebrating Catholic Education

All students will receive a St Benedict medal and pamphlet in their Religion Education/SOR/SICT class, in recognition of 200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia

A prayer for Year 12 students

As Year 12 students prepare for their HSC examinations, you are invited to pray for them:

God, we ask that our Year 12 Sisters feel your presence with them as they prepare for and complete their HSC examinations.

Give them calm hearts and quiet confidence in the knowledge that you hold them in the palm of your hand.

Bless them with a keen understanding of what they have learnt.

Give them the ability to be exact in their explanations and an ability to express themselves clearly.

Holy Spirit send them your gifts of wisdom and knowledge.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Miss Mary Kleist, Religious Education Coordinator

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