Our school is part of the St Columbkille's Catholic Parish community – one of the Northern Illawarra Parishes in the Diocese of Wollongong.
There are many aspects of parish life in which students, staff and families may become involved. All members of our parish school community are actively encouraged to be part of parish and church life.
School prayer, liturgies and Masses are an important and enriching aspect of daily life at St Columbkille's. They provide opportunities to ritually celebrate the many lived experiences of our lives and the many mysteries of our faith.
The school also marks special occasions such as the School Feast Day, various Saints Days, First Communion and Confirmation and with special assembly or liturgical celebrations. Parents are welcome to attend these celebrations, which will be advertised in the school newsletter.
Parish sacramental celebrations also provide an opportunity to celebrate students' life of faith with fellow parishioners. The St Columbkille's Parish provides programs of preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation each year. Enrolment for the sacraments occurs through the parish. The school-based Religious Education curriculum supports and enriches this program of preparation. Parents are the first faith educators of their children, and work with catechists and teachers to model values based on the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ.
Participation in weekend Mass is also actively encouraged. View the Parish Mass Times here.
For more information, visit the St Columbkille's Parish website.