Newsletter from the DRS

This week is the first week of Advent and the beginning of the new liturgical year. The word Advent means ‘coming’. It is a time of preparation as we await the first coming of Jesus and anticipate his promised second coming. 

During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth through prayer and reflection. Amid the flurry of Christmas preparations, it can be difficult to find the time for prayer.

For a practical way to observe the holiness of the season of Advent, Father John O’Connor is going to lead a daily prayer via his Food for Faith website. If you would like to participate in this reflective prayer guide throughout Advent, go to the Food for Faith Website here and sign up.

A Prayer for the First Week of Advent
Heavenly Father, as we begin this Advent,
give light to our eyes and peace to our hearts.
May the Lord find us watching and waiting in joy when He comes.
We pray in Jesus’ name,


Fundraising Day 

Friday 9th December – 1pm-2.30pm       Everyone is welcome!

On Friday the 9th of December we will be having a fundraising day to support the Mission Sisters and their Dulangan Menubo Mission in the Philippines.

Students are to come to school dressed as their favourite movie or book character.  They will need to bring an item of baking and some money to spend.

Starting at 1pm we will be having games, a sausage sizzle and a bake sale to raise money.  All parents and friends are welcome!