Living the Faith

Junior St Vincent de Paul

The Junior St Vincent de Paul Conference works actively in the Secondary Department. The aim of the Conference is to enrich the lives of the needy in the Inverell community. Meetings are held on a regular basis. The students are involved in fund raising, visiting the sick and elderly in the local community and performing community service for either the parish or the school.

Caritas

Caritas Australia is part of a global network that spans over 200 countries and territories.

For over 110 years, Caritas has worked towards the creation of a just world. In 1964, Caritas began in Australia. A Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, Caritas is Latin for love + compassion – two qualities which are central to our work.

Project Compassion

Each year Holy Trinity supports Project Compassion. This is Caritas Australia’s annual fundraising and awareness raising appeal, bringing thousands of Australians in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

Project Compassion 2014

Project Compassion 2014 carries Jesus’ commitment for all for a life of abundance: “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.”

When reflecting on this verse, Pope Francis said: “Men and women of all times and all places desire a full and beautiful life... a life that is not threatened by death but that can mature and grow to its fullness.”

Catholic Mission

Catholic Mission is the official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church, continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. Catholic Mission reaches out, gives life and calls all people in the world to faith, justice and love.

Compelled by the message, life and love of Jesus Christ, Catholic Mission forms Australians for mission and raise funds for mission - in Australia and around the world. This enables heroic missionaries to reach out to help children and communities in need, and provide vital training for seminarians and other young church leaders.

Catholic Mission continues the mission of Jesus Christ in the world to share faith by:

  • Speaking the Word,
  • Caring for people in need, and
  • Acting for justice and creation.

 

Celebrations

The school's liturgical life is an integral part of its identity as a Catholic school. Student Masses take place approximately twice a term. The celebrations are the responsibility of a designated class/year group who are guided with the preparation and are actively involved with different aspects of the liturgy.

Whole school celebrations include:

Induction Mass

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Holy Week Liturgy

Holy Trinity Liturgy

Year 6 Thanksgiving Mass

Year 10 Graduation Mass

Holy Trinity Thanksgiving Mass

In addition, the school community acknowledges other significant occasions with special prayer celebrations. These include Harmony Day, ANZAC Day, Sorry Day, NAIDOC Week and Remembrance Day. 

Seasons for Growth

Seasons for Growth is a successful education program which explores the effects of change, loss and grief. This change maybe caused by: loss of a loved one, separation, relocation or change in relationships. The program recognises that change often hurts, can be confusing, frustrating or threatening. It also recognises that sometimes we need support in understanding and coping with the effects of change and loss.

Holy Trinity offers the Seasons for Growth Program for students who are suffering from a change. 
‘Seasons for Growth’ provides a safe, creative way to explore these issues. The program provides participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and manage their individual experiences.

The staff includes trained Seasons Companions who are able to implement the program when child/children are identified as being in need.

 

Christian Living Days

Christian Living Days are conducted in the Secondary Department for Years 7 - 9. The days focus on recognising the worth of the individual and developing skills to create harmonious relationships between all class members.

A Christian Living Camp is conducted over three days at Copeton Dam for Year 10 students. The camp aims to give Year 10 students an opportunity to spend quality time together before leaving Holy Trinity. The camp focuses on celebrating the past and developing skills to assist in the process of accepting change as the students leave Holy Trinity.

 

 

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