This week we celebrated the life of St Emilie de Vialar in the lead up to her Feast Day on the 17 June. St Emilie saw Jesus in every person, and lived her life loving and serving those in need. Her life was not always easy, but she remained committed to doing good in the world and extended the touch and love of Jesus to all she encountered.
St Emilie is the ultimate role-model for each and every one of us and for our community as a whole.
On Tuesday, Michael Mangan visited St Emilie’s and performed for, and with, our Pre-Primary to Year 6 classes. Michael is a world renowned songwriter and performer who aims to help children to celebrate our faith and love of God through music and song. We absolutely loved his performance and thoroughly enjoyed singing along with his new, and old, songs.
On Wednesday, the Year 1 to 6 classes celebrated a special Mass together. A big thank you to our Year 2 and Year 6 children, and their teachers, for preparing and leading this special Eucharistic Celebration, and honouring St Emilie in such a beautiful way. Thank you also to all parents and parishioners who attended and to Father Chien, Adolph our Acolyte, those who served, read, Mr Dabbs and the choir, and everyone who added, in various ways, to the sacredness of this very special celebration.
Friday saw the staff and students start their day energetically. After our whole group dance-ercise session, Pre-Primary to Year 6 children participated in activities, within their House groups. Thank you to Steph, Jacob and all St Emilie’s staff for organising and leading these activities. After recess we worked in our Buddy groups. This session was centred on prayer – and the Life of St Emilie. Thanks again to all staff members for organising and leading this very important aspect of the day’s celebrations.
We look forward to continuing the legacy of St Emilie by working to help those less fortunate than ourselves.