Last Tuesday, our students in year five met with representatives from Regis Aged care, St
Vincent de Paul, Redcliffe Breakfast Club and SANDBAG to discuss the visions of these
organisations and the important work they do to serve different members of our
community. During their Mercy afternoon, the students were able to reflect on the many
blessings of their own lives and the ways they can support these important local charities.
The Year Fives have been meeting with all of the classes to discuss with them what they
learnt during the Mercy Afternoon about the needs in our community.In his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis calls us all to universal fraternity and social
friendship. He asks us to act like the Good Samaritan and to acknowledge that all other
people of the world are our neighbours. Through their Christmas Appeal, The Year Fives
are living the message of caring for all of their neighbours.
Our community is very generous and throughout the year has demonstrated their
willingness to support different causes. We thank everyone for all that they have already
done this year and acknowledge that due to cost of living pressures not all families might
be in a position to contribute at this time. Any donations will be greatly appreciated by all
of the organisations which the Year Fives are supporting in this appeal.