Parish Community

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The College has a valuable resource in the Parish Priest and lay ministers who serve in the Mount Barker and Strathalbyn Parish.

The Parishes allow our College to be directly involved in the sacramental life of the wider Parish family, celebrating the Eucharist and Reconciliation.  This relationship between the College and Parishes extends their important role in the pastoral care of the families of students.

Mount Barker/Strathalbyn Parish Mass Times  

6:00pm   Saturday    Mount Barker

9:00am    Sunday      Mount Barker

10:45am   Sunday     Strathalbyn

For more information visit www.barkerstrathcatholic.com

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Faith Formation Program For 3-12 Year Olds

What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?
A Montessori-based method of faith formation. A child does not merely learn about God but through exposure to prayer, scripture and liturgy, encounters Him, developing a personal relationship.

Who is it for?
Level 1: Children aged 3-6
Level 2: Children aged 6-9
Level 3: Children aged 9-12

What is the Atrium?
The atrium is not simply a classroom, it is a sacred place of encounter where Christ is the true teacher. It is a place of concentration, and contemplation, where the child is given the freedom to listen to Christ who forms the heart through work and prayer.

What is a session?
A session lasts for 2 hours, once a week. The themes of the session follow the liturgical year helping children better appreciate Sunday mass.

What happens during a session?
A session begins with prayer, followed by a presentation by the catechist. Then children are free to engage in work of their own choice:

Working with models of the Good Shepherd, the nativity, the Last Supper, or a small altar with replica Mass vessels, drawing, painting and many other works.

For further information please contact:
The Mary MacKillop Atrium at the Parish Office: 8391 1053 or Teena Cobiac 0499 172 740.

Truth Justice and Healing Council

The Truth Justice and Healing Council was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to coordinate the Catholic Church’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

This Council has been given the key responsibility by the Australian Bishops of working with Parish Priests, Church agencies and Church leaders to provide as much information as possible to the Catholic community about the Royal Commission.

As members of a Catholic community, it is important for us to be informed and develop an understanding of the Royal Commission and also to explore the ways in which we continue to work closely to keep children safe in our schools, communities and in their use of social media.

More information is available below.