Sacramental Program 2015 - Parish of Sts John & Paul Willetton

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

The Year 4 children will be receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, 20 June or Sunday, 21 June. There will be a practice for each group at the Church on Saturday morning, 20 June, as follows:-

10.15 - 11.00am for children receiving the Sacrament at the Saturday evening Mass
11.00 - 11.45am for children receiving the Sacrament at the Sunday morning Mass

Children are requested to bring a non-perishable food item to the practice, which will be brought forward at the offertory and distributed to those less fortunate than ourselves after the Masses by the Parish St Vincent de Paul group.

Should you have any queries, please call Una Henderson on 0414 955 253.


Instrumental Reports

All students learning a musical instrument at Orana will be receiving their semester one instrumental report at the end of this term. As School reports will be made available online this term, instrumental reports will still be going home as a hard copy before the end of term.

Corpus Music Concerts

Our guitar ensemble will be participating in the Semester One Classical Guitar Concert at Corpus Christi on Saturday 27 June between 3.30 - 5.00 pm. Students are asked to arrive by 3.05pm to tune up. Guitar ensemble members will have received a note from Mrs Alexander.

The Corpus Music Night

Will be on Tuesday 30 June commencing at 7pm. We have been invited to take 2-3 items to perform on this night. Ideally we would like a couple of ensembles and maybe a soloist. We would be on early in the night so our students can get home. A note has gone home this week to see who is available before our items are decided. Ms Draper needs these back by this Friday, 19 June.

Year 5/6 Music

Students in Year 5 and 6 have been learning about the science of acoustics, how sounds are made and the different families of musical instruments. We are now busy designing and building our own musical instruments. Students will need to bring their materials in next week in order to start making their designs. They are working with a partner and making them in class time. Some preparation may be done at home but they need to make them at school.

Australian School of Performing Arts

Junior Australian Girls Choir. Girls aged 5-8. Free open class on Saturday June 20.

Holiday program July 15 and 16. Perth Modern School, Subiaco.
Pre-primary - Year 8.

If you are interested in either of these programs please see the front office for a flyer.

OSHC Vacation Care Program

Thank you for a wonderful start to 2015. I am sure you are just as shocked as us, by how fast this year has flown by. We have been very busy at Before and After School Care and are looking forward to the holidays. Thanks to the children who have helped us plan and offered advice for the July Vacation Care Program. Please click on the following link to find out about our exciting holiday program.

Living the Joy of the Gospel Parish Retreat 27 June

In honour of our Parish feast day on 27 June and the 30th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church, Fr Thai and Fr Joe are pleased to invite all parish ministry leaders, members and parishioners to celebrate by attending the Parish Retreat on Saturday 27 June. Be inspired to reflect on how Pope Francis set the way for Catholics to proclaim the Gospel with the joy that comes from living the call of Jesus. Its aim is to offer parishioners the opportunity to reflect on the Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium and bring the Parish Community closer to the reality of Jesus in the lives of its members.

Sr Margaret Scharf, OP will be our esteemed and lively facilitator who will lead us with joyful music and singing. Please come and spend the morning discovering how to "Go forth, be involved, supportive, bear fruit and rejoice" commencing with 9.00am Mass. Please RSVP by 20 June by placing your name on the clip boards in the foyer of the church as lunch will be provided. Betty Thompson.

Know somone inquiring about the Catholic Faith?

The Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults prepares new members to join our Catholic faith; and helps baptised Catholics in renewing their faith. Faith development and growth is achieved in a friendly atmosphere, through presentations, sharing and reflection. Under the guidance of our team and accompanied by friends (sponsors), the candidates took a spiritually enriched journey, culminating in their reception into the Church on Easter Vigil night. RCIA for 2015/16 will commence Tuesday 21 July. The parish of Willetton invites all who are interested in the Catholic faith to an Information evening on Tuesday 30 June from 7.30pm-9.00pm at the Parish Centrein the Large Meeting Room. If you or someone you know has expressed an interest in the Catholic faith, please come along. If you are a baptised Catholic and would like to help the candidates on their spiritual journey, there are a variety of roles you can play, ranging from prayer, hospitality to travelling companions. Do come along to find out more. For more information about RCIA, please visit the parish website or contact Howard at 0412177378

Schools Wish List Competition

The West Australian and Channel Seven are giving West Australian schools the chance to WIN a share in $20,000 to turn their schools wishes into reality.

On Saturday June 13, 20 and 27, an entry will appear in the Weekend West. To be in the running to WIN, we are asking our families and friends to collect as many entry forms as possible.

This is a wonderful opportunity for us to work together as a community for the benefit of our children. You can drop your entries in the collection box outside the school office by Monday 26 June.

Canteen Roster

22 June - Yvette Mistry, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?
24 June - Lana Cooper, Amanda Dunlop, Thea Hanlon, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?
25 June - Una Henderson, Anne Bovet, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

P&F News


Thank you to everyone for your support of the lapathon and Edudance. We raised $9,992!!

A huge thank you to Lyn Perrigo for her amazing organisation of this event.

Entertainment Books 2015/2016

Thank you to those people who have already purchased their Entertainment Books. Last year's book has expired, so now is the time to buy your new copy!

Please note that digital memberships are best purchased online. You can order the Book by filling in the form on the note that came home, or use the following link.

Books are available to be picked up from the office.

If you have any queries please contact Lisa Foster on 0419 012 512 or

Lollipops Fun Night & Fundraiser For Orana Students

The Orana P & F are inviting children from Kindy to Year 6 classes to come along to an Orana-exclusive play session at Lollipops in Jandakot on Friday 26 June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The tickets are $16 per child which includes entry and a Nuggets/Chips/Drink meal.

Numbers are limited to 140 children so tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Get in quick! A note has been sent home with your eldest child. If you have not received the note, please obtain one from the front desk or click here.

Please return the form and money by Thursday 19 June. We look forward to seeing you there!

Pumped Sport - July Holiday Multi Sport Camp

Pumped Sport WA July Holiday Multi Sport Camp and Inflatable Playground. If your child is looking for a fun holiday activity full of sport and action then join us at Courtside Indoor Sports Centre in Canning Vale these July holidays from Monday 6th-Wednesday 8th July. Children will play and learn a variety of sports and get to have supervised play on our Inflatable Playground. For more information please call Daniel on 9243 8405 or email or follow our link for more information.

Community Breakfast

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST next Friday 19th June from 7am at Spice Road Pop-Up on Cecil Ave (Opposite McDonalds).

Cost for breakfast and link to ticket purchases below.

1 single adult breakfast for yourself $15.00 (For one paying guest only)
Child single ticket $8.00 (For children under 12 years)
2 adult breakfasts for yourself $26.00 (For 2 paying guests only)
Family of 3 breakfasts for yourself $33.00 (For 2 adults and 1 child)
Family of 4 breakfasts for yourself $41.00 (For 2 adults and 2 children)

1 Single pay it forward breakfast for another $13.00
1 Child pay it forward breakfast $7.00
2 pay it forward breakfasts for others $24.00
3 pay it forward breakfasts for others $34.50
4 pay it forward breakfasts for others $44.00

Receive a FREE breakfast for Concession Card holder - Can only be claimed using a token collected from City of Canning Administration TICKET LINK.