St Patrick’s Primary School is proudly a Catholic school and, as such, participation in all aspects of our religion is a crucial part of school life. Students will be given the opportunity to celebrate and learn about their faith through class Religion lessons, prayer each day, special liturgies and Mass. Parents are always most welcome to join us for these special celebrations. Our school is also supportive of the Parish Sacramental Program. This program follows the guidelines set down by the Archdiocese and is basically a family-based program, run through the parish. Children are able to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation through this program.
ST PAT’S MISSION ACTIVITIES - REACHING OUT TO OTHERS
The support of various Church mission activities is a very important part of living our faith here at St Patrick’s. Through an equal emphasis on prayer, reflecting on the effect of our words and actions on others and on giving to others, we are able to make a big difference in the lives of others.
Examples of St Patrick’s Mission Activities are our support of
Project Compassion (Caritas Australia) and Catholic Mission, to support their ministry to the most impoverished and disadvantaged people in our world.
As well we support St Vincent de Paul Society in reaching out to the needy within our local Cooloola community.
All classes are also encouraged to commit to a Community Service activity where they organize activities designed to support volunteer community organizations.
We believe these activities are an essential part of our life here at St Patrick’s, in helping us respond to the challenge of the Resurrection of Jesus to, “See the Face of Christ revealed in every person standing by our side and to be the voice and eyes of Jesus in the world.”