School Information - Religious Events

Religious events - 2019 (including sacraments)

Whole School Masses, Community Masses/Liturgies will be held in the Stella Maris Hall Mass Center or a designated Sacred space within the school @ 9:15am, on Friday from February. Dates for these Mass will be provided within each Term Events Planner.  (Subject to changes from parish priest)

There will be weekly Sunday Masses in the Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space, at 9:00am.


Term 1


Wk 3 Beginning of Year Mass (All communities)

Whole School Mass including presentation of 2019 Student Leaders in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space.

15th February 9:15am in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space

Wk 3 Commissioning of Yr 6 Student Leaders and Team

During Sunday Mass all Yr 6 student leaders and their teams to attend a Student Leaders Commissioning Mass so that they are blessed and introduced to the wider community

17th February 9am in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space


Wk 6 Burn of the palms (creates ashes used on Ash Wednesday)

- 5th March - Liturgy for Junior community


Wk 6 Ash Wednesday (All communities)

Whole School Liturgy

·   6th March - 9.15am in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space.



Wk 7 Catholic Education Week – ‘Growing Young in Christ’

10-17th March

Celebrating Schools - Collect photos, stories or artifacts about the schools or our communiuty for a display across the parish) Parents if you have any of these, please share these with us so that we can create a display.


Wk  7 Wonder of Living Enrichment Program

This is a developmental Sex Education information session run by Open Doors Counselling and Education Services.  Wednesday 13th  March.  

·   Child and parent session for Middle community families 6pm – 7pm

·   Child and parent session for Senior community families 7.15pm  – 8.30pm



Wk 7 - St Patrick’s Mass (senior mentor and 10-12 students)

Mass for all schools across Victoria followed by entertainment for students

- Friday 15th March - 10.00-11.30 Mass


Wk 8 - Junior Prayer Night

Stella Maris School - Junior students and families

- 20th March - 6.30-7.30pm


Wk 10 Easter Liturgy (All communities)

Whole school Easter prayer service in school hall.

·   5th April  9:15am


Term 2

Easter Week during school holidays


Wk 3  Eucharist Family Night - parent and child

Information and workshop sessions for Year 4 children preparing for the sacrament of Eucharist and their parents

7th May - 7pm at Stella Maris Hall


Wk 3 Mother’s Day Breakfast, Mass and walk-a-thon (All communities)

·   10th May

·   8:15am P & F organised breakfast for mums and children in Stella Maris Hall

·   9:15am Whole School Mother’s Day Mass in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space

·   10:30am Whole School Walk-a-thon around our local neighborhood

·  11.30-12.30 Students in house colours - do activity and go to Mother’s Day Stall


Wk 4 Foundation Prayer Night (Foundation community)

Stella Maris School -Foundation students and families

·  15th May  – 6.30pm


Wk 5 - Sacrament of Eucharist  Catholic Yr 4 students

·   26th May - at Stella Maris School Hall - Sacred Space  9am & 11am


Wk 6 - Confirmation Reflection Day – All Year 6 students

·   31st May at Queen of Peace 9.30am – 1pm  


Wk 7 - Confirmation Family Night - child and parent

Information and workshop sessions for Year 6 children preparing for the sacraments of Confirmation, along with their parents. At Stella Maris Hall

4th June -  7pm



Term 3


Wk 1 Sacrament of Confirmation Catholic Yr 6 students

Stella Maris Hall (sacred space)

·   19th July 7pm


Wk 2 Grandparents Mass and morning activity  (All communities)

·   26th July

·   9.15am Whole School Liturgy celebrating grandparents in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space.

·   10:15am Grandparents and family groups taking part in special activities


Wk 7 Father’s Day Mass (All communities)

·   30th August

·   8:15am P & F organised breakfast for dads and children @ Stella Maris Hall

·   9:15am Whole School Father’s Day Mass @ Stella Maris Hall (sacred space)

·   10:15am Father and family groups taking part in special activities

·   11:30-12:30 Activities with families in house colour groups


Wk 9 Reconciliation Family Night - child and parent

Information and workshop sessions for Year 3 children preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation along with their parents. At Stella Maris school

·   11th September -  7pm


Wk 10 - Feast Day Whole School Liturgy

-  20th September 9:15am


Term 4


Wk 4 Sacrament of Reconciliation Catholic Yr 3 students

Stella Maris School

·   23rd October - 2 sessions option 6:15-7pm or 7:15 – 8pm


Wk 9 2020 Foundation Liturgy

2020 Foundation transition with buddies (9:30am) &

2020 Welcome Liturgy for Foundation (10:30am)

- 6th December


Wk 8-11 Advent Liturgy Each Monday in each Community

8.50am   Begin of Season of Advent (at school)  

Each week Advent Liturgy with focus for each candle (Hope, Peace, Joy and Love)

- 26th Nov, 2nd, 9th, 16th Dec


Wk 11 Rites of Passage - Whole School Liturgy and Christmas Carols - (All communities)


Whole school community Liturgy celebrating the 2019 milestones and transition into new beginnings for 2019.  This is a whole school community event for all families from Foundation to Year 6 students. Each community will share achievements and growth throughout the year and the Gospel Value and Scholarship Awards will be announced.


Christmas Carols on the school lawn will followed  – Families are welcome to bring a picnic and food - This will be a non-alcoholic event.

·   Monday 16th December 6.30pm - 8:30pm


Wk 11 End of Year Whole Mass (All communities)

Stella Maris Sacred Space

- Wednesday 18th December - 9:15am


 

*** Please Note Parents: If you cannot attend the Stella Maris Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation Sacramental Family Night, you have the opportunity to attend the family nights at another school within our Laverton Parish.