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Road trip

From the Manager, Office for Evangelisation

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e cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realising that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.” Oscar Romero I have been planning a road trip with my family. We will be travelling through country NSW and have been discussing what to see and where to stop. The more we researched, the more we found to do and so we began mapping a route that included every possible activity until we realised that it was just too much. We had created such a tight schedule that there would be no time to dawdle in a gallery, linger over lunch in a pretty spot, wander further into the bush to ‘see where that creek goes’ and definitely no time for unexpected discoveries! And so, we changed tack. We have each chosen one thing that we would like to do on our holiday and left room for the rest to fall into place. My husband would like to visit the Dish at Parkes; I would like to see the stars unmarred by light pollution; one child wants to spend a day cycling through Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, and the other

wants to make a giant chocolate freckle at the liquorice and chocolate factory in Junee.

Do you ever find yourself trying to do it all? Is there something that you wanted to achieve this year but didn’t quite get there because it was just too much? We inevitably become busier at the end of the year as the days lengthen and we try to finish projects, prepare for Christmas and family celebrations. Perhaps now, however, as we approach the end of the year, it is time to let go of trying to do everything and allow ourselves to do less, to do it well and to consciously create space for the Lord’s grace to enter and fill the gaps. As we head west these holidays, I am going to make a special effort to let go and slow down, to dawdle over lunch and to walk that little bit further and discover where the creek leads…

Jenny Jenny Hildebrandt Manager, Office for Evangelisation

Most Rev Anthony Randazzo appointed as Fourth Bishop of Broken Bay CCD welcomes the wonderful news of the appointment of Bishop Anthony Randazzo as the Bishop of Broken Bay. We congratulate Bishop Anthony on his appointment and look forward to his leadership amongst the people of Broken Bay.

World Mission Month: Catholic Mission SRE Lessons To coincide with World Mission Month, Catholic Mission has generously provided age-appropriate resources for use in the SRE classroom. See link below (click on the CATECHISTS tab) for teaching notes, student activities and videos. Resources have been developed for Primary K-2, Primary 3-6 and Secondary. These lessons are authorised by the CCD for use in SRE classes. Please ensure these resources are used with sensitivity and are age-appropriate to the children you teach. Contact your CCD Regional Coordinator for advice if needed. http://wmm2019.cm.org.au/catechists.html 2 | CCD Newsletter Term 4, 2019 | Vol 24 Issue 4


Pathways

Launch of Third Edition:

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he Third Edition of Walking with Jesus Pathways of Discipleship will be rolled out at the beginning of the 2020 school year. This is not a new curriculum, but an update of the current material. The main changes are to the Student Activity Books. Catechists will continue to teach using the Teaching for Discipleship model that is a feature of Walking with Jesus. Catechists are invited to attend one of the Third Edition launches which are being held at 13 locations across the Diocese in November. We look forward to seeing you at one of these events. See Training pages for details. Registration is essential.

Teaching for Discipleship and the 6Rs in Walking with Jesus

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We all know that faith is meant to be lived in the context of our day to day lives. Indeed, we celebrate this in our Eucharistic liturgies when we are sent forth at the end of Mass to Love and Serve the Lord. As Catholic Christians, we do what we do based on the teachings of Jesus as expressed in Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and on the Teaching Tradition of the Church.

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One of the most effective ways to teach religious education to children and young people is to tap into their everyday lives in order to teach a theme. Faith can be awakened in the context of their own story. Walking with Jesus Pathways of Discipleship has six elements of curriculum design which provide structure to the teaching and learning DBB_WWJ_1_TEACHER

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experience and provide the opportunity to integrate life experience with the Christian story and vision. We label these six elements the 6Rs and you will be familiar with them from your Lesson Plans. Below is an example of how the 6Rs might work. We might begin a unit of work by asking students to recognise their own life experience in relation to the theme of a unit or lesson. For example, if we were teaching a unit on Forgiveness, we might start the discussion with a simple question like: ‘Has a friend ever told you they don’t want to be your friend anymore?’ The children have an opportunity to express, or listen to others express, their experience, their memories of how they felt and, depending on their age, their understanding of the situation.

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Next, we reflect on the named experience in order to understand it more deeply. Why did this happen? Why do other people act in certain ways? What can we do about it? This allows students to explore critically, in an age-appropriate manner why someone rejected their friendship, to tap into their own feelings more deeply and perhaps to attempt to understand what caused the situation to evolve.

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We might then relate the story of the Lost Son (Lk 15:11-32), which immediately links the naming of the student’s own experience with a parable; the son rejecting the father by asking for his inheritance so he can leave home (and ultimately the father’s forgiveness). CCD Newsletter Term 4 2019 | Vol 24 Issue 4 | 3


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In our discussion with the students, we encourage respect for Sacred Scripture and for the Tradition of the Church as it relates to the topic of Forgiveness as modelled by Christ. We could walk the students through the steps towards forgiveness. Liturgical experience, as in the Sacrament of Penance, could also be introduced. Again, this should be done considering the age of the students in your class. Further reflection provides an opportunity for students to integrate their life experience with the Christian story and vision. This could occur in several ways, e.g. providing a quiet time to think, colouring a worksheet or finding associated words in a find-a-word activity, composing a prayer or watching a video. Being involved in a dramatic re-enactment of the story of the Lost Son or listening to music might also invite students to reflect more deeply on how their own story might integrate with the Christian story and how they might respond. An opportunity to rejoice in the learning is another element of the lesson. We can have a liturgy, a prayer or sing a hymn, asking God to forgive us for our poor choices and/or praising God for the gift of forgiveness.

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What we hope and pray for is that the learning experience will elicit a discipleship response from students. For example, a student might decide to forgive a friend based on the learning in the SRE class. Another student might have examined their conscience and decided to ask their friend to forgive them. They could recite an Act of Contrition or they might decide to go to the Sacrament of Penance to seek forgiveness from God. Some discipleship responses might be more dramatic than others, but in the example given on the theme of Forgiveness, any movement brings hope for reconciliation. Remember, we may not see the fruit of our labours, but we know and trust that it is possible as a result of a well-planned unit of SRE lessons. It’s important to note that all 6 Rs will not necessarily be used in every lesson plan. However, across a unit of work where individual lessons share a common theme, all 6 Rs will be included. Some elements may be employed with greater frequency than others and this may depend on the age and stage of development of the children and the theme of the unit. The end goal of the Walking with Jesus Pathways of Discipleship SRE curriculum is the discipleship response of the students, appropriate to their age and stage of development. Units and lessons have been fundamentally designed to achieve this goal. We call this Teaching for Discipleship. The Aim of each lesson is key to achieving the goal.

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and practices as expounded in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. These are: 1) God, Revelation and Human Destiny; 2) Jesus: Human and Divine; 3) Church and Discipleship; 4) Prayer and Sacraments; and 5) Sacred Scripture. These five Strands have been incorporated into the lesson writing. We cannot teach everything, and we ask you to trust that the program has been designed to develop discipleship in children and young people, to teach them to pray and to invite them into a relationship with our loving God, through Jesus his son. As we move closer to the end of 2019, can I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy and holy Advent and Christmas. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to accompanying the children and young people in your SRE classes on their faith journey and for being a small part of their Christian story. I trust you will enjoy using the revised curriculum in 2020. May God bless you,

Alison Alison Newell

Children will grow in faith at their own pace, with the grace that the Holy Spirit provides. The units and lessons of Walking with Jesus Pathways of Discipleship are sequenced into an integrated plan for each Stage of learning. The broad learning of the SRE Syllabus is organised into five Strands enabling the progressive study of Catholic beliefs 4 | CCD Newsletter Term 4, 2019 | Vol 24 Issue 4

For more information on the Diocese of Broken Bay SRE Syllabus go to: Walking with Jesus Syllabus https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/ parish-community/ministries/ccd/curriculum and click on Syllabus and Scope and Sequence


TEAR OUT AND KEEP!

An Advent and Christmas Quiz for the Teacher and Students Stages 3 – 6 (Year 5 upwards): Here is a quiz of 20 questions concerning Biblical information on the birth of Jesus and the Advent liturgical season. The answers to the Biblical questions can be found in chapters 1 and 2 of either Matthew’s or Luke’s Gospels

Questions: In Matthew’s Gospel, how many generations are recorded between Abraham and the Messiah?

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How many gifts did the Wise Men bring to Jesus?

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In both Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth how many visits from angels are there?

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What is the traditional colour of Advent?

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How many months did Mary stay with her cousin Elizabeth while they were both pregnant?

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What is not sung or recited during Sunday Mass in Advent?

A) Gloria B) Creed C) Alleluia

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How old was Anna the prophetess?

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How many months had Elizabeth been pregnant when the angel appeared to Mary?

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What is the contemporary colour of Advent?

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What do evergreen branches of Advent Wreath symbolise?

A) Faith B) Hope

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How many different names are given to Jesus in these passages?

A) 12

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How many times do angels say, ‘Do not be afraid’?

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How many prophecies are quoted from the Old Testament in the Matthew passages?

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What does the rose (pink) candle lit on Third Sunday of Advent symbolise?

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(LUKE 1:39-56) ead the Scripture passage or a Bible story of Mary’s visit to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56) and sort the events into the correct sequence. The catechist may need to direct this activity

depending on the age of the students. The sequence of events could be written on the white board or on flashcards as the students identify the correct order. Ask the students to write them in the space provided. Elizabeth and Mary talk about God

Mary goes home after staying three months

Elizabeth’s baby moves within her

Holy Spirit comes upon Elizabeth

Mary goes to Judea

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RESOURCES FOR PREPARING LESSONS CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE BROKEN BAY Caroline Chisholm Centre 423 Pennant Hills Rd PENNANT HILLS NSW 2120 PO Box 340 PENNANT HILLS NSW 1715 ALISON NEWELL CCD Diocesan Coordinator P: 8379 1637 M: 0424 737 911 E: alison.newell@bbcatholic.org.au SHARON DA ROZA Diocesan CCD Admin (NSH & NB Regions) P: 8379 1638 E: sharon.daroza@bbcatholic.org.au JOE PULIS North Shore Hornsby Region P: 8379 1639 M:0438 229 541 E: joe.pulis@bbcatholic.org.au JOHN DONNELLY Northern Beaches Region P: 8379 1640 M: 0437 964 072 E: john.donnelly@bbcatholic.org.au

Short videos on the Bible In preparing The Bible unit for a Year 5 class I came across the Bible Project website. https://thebibleproject.com/ This site is the work of two young men who use their animation and videomaking skills to create instructional videos on the bible. There is a series of videos on How to Read the Bible https://thebibleproject.com/explore/howto-read-the-bible/ and one of these What is the Bible fits well in lesson 5.6.1 and another on literary styles complements what is presented in lesson 5.6.2. All the videos in this series are generally age appropriate for Year 5 with little further explanation needed so we could recommend them to students as extension work as most go beyond what the unit requires. Teaching lesson 5.6.4 Word of God can be challenging as it introduces the notion of inspiration. The lesson asks students to consider what they believe about how God and humans interacted in the writing of the Bible. There is a video called How is the Bible Divinely Inspired on YouTube which relates the concepts of divine inspiration and human authorship. ://3minutetheology.com/ It is appropriate for students this age to reflect on revelation this way and there are many other topics that Catechists may find enriching.

Central Coast CCD Resource Centre 12 Ashton Ave THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261 (Behind OLOR Church) PO Box 390 THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261 MICHAEL TEBBUTT Central Coast Region P: 8379 1641 M: 0407 218 677 E: Michael.tebbutt@bbcatholic.org.au COLLEEN SMITH Central Coast Admin P: 8379 1642 E: colleen.smith@bbcatholic.org.au Registrations for CCD Training P: 8379 1643 E: registrations@bbcatholic.org.au WWJ Curriculum Resources P: 8379 1642 E: ccdresources@bbcatholic.org.au

To my surprise both boys and girls wanted to sing and dance when we discovered a music video called Live Loud by KIDZ KREW which describes the purpose of the bible. It became the theme song for this unit. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=eoI6EFiNiBI

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CCD Training and Formation Offerings CCD Invites all catechists to the Launch of 3rd Edition

‘Walking With Jesus’ Primary (K-6) CCD Catechists, Please come along and join us! Catechists are welcome to attend any session that suits their schedule

OUT IN 2020 CCD is happy to introduce and launch our Third Edition of

Walking with Jesus Pathways of Discipleship Each launch session will cover the following: • The origins of Walking with Jesus

• Teaching for Discipleship – the 6Rs

• Updated Teacher Manuals • Teaching in Stages (composite classes) • Link with Sacramental Program • Fresh new coloured activity books with new graphics Attend one session only, anywhere in the Diocese. Attendance at the launch will be recognised as ongoing curriculum training and catechists will be credited for their attendance. REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL Please contact our registration desk for further details. Email: registrations@bbcatholic.org.au Tel: 8379 1643

CENTRAL COAST REGION WOY WOY (Afternoon) Leo Mahon Room, St John the Baptist, 54 Victoria Street, WOY WOY Friday 1 November 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm RSVP BY: Friday 25 October 2019 WYONG (Morning) Parish Centre, St Cecilia’s, 23 Byron Street, WYONG Thursday 14 November 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm RSVP BY: Thursday 7 November 2019

NORTHERN BEACHES REGION

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NORTH HARBOUR – Manly Vale (Morning) St Kieran’s Parish Hall 2 King Street, MANLY VALE Monday 4 November 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm RSVP BY: Monday 28 October 2019

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PITTWATER – Mona Vale (Afternoon) Sacred Heart Parish Hall 1 Keenan Street, MONA VALE Monday 18 November 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm RSVP BY: Monday 11 November 2019

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TOUKLEY (Morning) Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, 458 Main Rd, NORAVILLE Friday 15 November 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm RSVP BY: Friday 8 November 2019

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TERRIGAL (Morning) Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall, 165 Serpentine Rd, TERRIGAL Saturday 23 November 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm RSVP BY: Monday 18 November 2019

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THE LAKES – Narrabeen (Evening) St Joseph’s Parish Hall 21 Lagoon Street, NARRABEEN Tuesday 19 November 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm RSVP BY: Tuesday 12 November 2019 FRENCHS FOREST (Two sessions) Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Hall 9 Currie Road, FORESTVILLE Monday 25 November 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm or 7:00pm – 9:00pm RSVP BY: Monday 18 November 2019

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NORTH SHORE HORNSBY REGION NORMANHURST (Morning) Queen of Peace Parish Hall 18 Stuart Avenue, NORMANHURST Monday 28 October 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm RSVP BY: Monday 21 October 2019 ST IVES (Morning) Corpus Christi Parish 263 Mona Vale Road, ST IVES Friday 8 November 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm RSVP BY: Monday 1 November 2019

KILLARA (Afternoon) Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall Cnr Charles St & Fiddens Wharf Road, KILLARA Monday 11 November 2019 2:00PM – 4:00pm RSVP BY: Monday 4 November 2019 CARLINGFORD (Evening) St Gerard Majella Parish Hall, 543 North Rocks Rd, CARLINGFORD Thursday 14 November 2019 7:00PM – 9:00pm RSVP BY: Thursday 7 November 2019

Advent Spirituality Mornings in three regions – see back page for details.

CCD Ministry Induction

CCDMI

Term 1 2020

Compulsory training for new catechists and helpers CCD Ministry Induction course is compulsory for all new catechists and those catechists returning to teach after an extended break from teaching. The CCDMI is also available to complete online except for Teaching the Authorised Curriculum which is required to be completed ‘face to face’, along with Using the Interactive Smartboard. Please contact registrations for more details. Ph: 8379 1643 or Email: registrations@bbcatholic.org.au • The Mission and Ministry of the Catechist • SRE Teacher in the Parish and the School • Safeguarding and Child Protection • Lesson Planning: Teaching the Authorised Curriculum (must be completed face-to-face) • The Development of the Child and Adolescent • Classroom Management: Positive Discipline • Introduction to the Bible • Using Interactive Whiteboard Resources (must be completed face-to-face)

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Registrations For ALL registrations and training enquiries please phone: 8379 1643 or Email: registrations@bbcatholic.org.au

Compulsory training for new catechists and helpers

NORTH SHORE HORNSBY REGION Location: Caroline Chisholm Centre, Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills Morning Tea Provided, BYO Lunch Date: Friday 14, 21, 28, February & 6 March Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm Register by: Friday 7 February 2020

NORTHERN BEACHES REGION Location: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Frenchs Forest Parish, 9 Currie Road, Forestville. Date: Monday 17, 24 February & 2, 9 March Time: 9:30am- 2:30pm Register by: Monday 10 February 2020

CENTRAL COAST REGION Location: Leo Mahon Room, St John the Baptist Parish, Cnr Victoria & Blackwall Roads, Woy Woy Date: Friday 21, 28 February & 6,13 March Morning Tea Provided, BYO Lunch Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm Register by: Friday 14 February 2020

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CATECHIST SPIRITUALITY

Advent

The Spirit of Advent

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e know that Advent is a time of preparation and expectation for the birth of Jesus. But Advent also has another aspect. We are not just waiting and preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. We are also looking forward to the second coming of Christ. This is the first part of Advent, from the First Sunday of Advent to 16 December. When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Saviour’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for His second coming” (CCC n. 524).

But, and it is a big ‘but’, we need to be ready. We need to be living according to the Word of God. We need to be firm of heart and be patient with one another. The Letters of Paul and James give us these guides on how we are to live and by living this way, be awake and ready for when the Lord comes. During the second part of Advent, the focus changes from the second coming of the Lord to the immediate preparation for the birth of Jesus. Isaiah tells of the sign that the Lord will give: “the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.”

This Advent, let us take time to read and reflect on the Scripture passages that we will hear at Mass. Allow time for God to talk to us as we listen, mull over God’s Word and listen with the ear of our heart.

During the first three weeks of Advent, Isaiah tells us what it will be like when the day of the Lord comes. All peoples will stream toward the house of the Lord and peace will reign. How from the stump of Jesse a new sprout will blossom, and that person will have God’s Spirit resting on Him. The deserts and drought-ravaged lands will abound in new life and truly reflect the glory of God. These messages are full of hope.

Matthew, however, has Jesus warning us that we need to “stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” We need to be prepared. John, the Baptiser is urging us to repent and to show our repentance is genuine through the good fruit that we produce. So, what is the message we are being given? For me, it is that when the Lord does come the second time, it will be a wonderful time – a time of peace, a time of being with the Lord in the full glory of God. This will be the case if we are prepared and ready for Jesus “coming to judge the living and the dead.”

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In Matthew’s Gospel, it is Joseph to whom God speaks. When he found that Mary was with child and he had decided to divorce her quietly, he is informed by an angel in a dream, that his betrothed has conceived this child through the action of the Holy Spirit and the child will be the one for whom the people had been waiting. On awaking, brave and humble Joseph, did as the Lord asked.

What can we learn from this incredible event? That anything and everything is possible for God? That God does not follow the rules made by people? That we are being asked to trust God in all that we are led to do when we live by God’s Word? This Advent, let us take time to read and reflect on the Scripture passages that we will hear at Mass. Allow time for God to talk to us as we listen, mull over God’s Word and listen with the ear of our heart.

Michael Tebbutt Regional Co-ordinator, Central Coast


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Hearing the Voice of the SRE Students

ne of the national principles for Child Safe organisations is children and young people be informed of their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously. This principle is reflected in our Diocesan Commitment to Safeguarding where we acknowledge adults who listen to what children and young people are saying.

Hearing the voice of children and young people in relation to their education is vital and many schools have implemented procedures and practices to achieve this goal. In fact, the theme of this year’s NSW Education Week was Every student every voice. https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/education-week/about-education-week “Children, like adults, have different levels of competence in different parts of their lives. Even small children can tell you what they like or dislike about school and why; can have ideas to make lessons more interesting; can offer help to other children. Provided they are given appropriate support, adequate information and allowed to express themselves in ways that are meaningful to them … all children can participate in issues that are important to them.” (Lansdown, 2001).

Recently a high school catechists from the Parish of Epping and Carlingford Mary O’Byrne received feedback from a group of Year 12 SRE students who wrote very positively about their learning prayers, history and the Bible. Some mentioned the peacefulness of the class, the pleasant nature of the teacher and importance of sharing their faith. While we already have student evaluation forms we need to explore how best to use them and other methods. It is important not only to be listening but to be prepared to act upon what students tell us about SRE. You will be hearing more about all this in 2020. The NSW Advocate for Children and Young People has produced a guide for engaging children and young people in your organisation. We will be taking suggestions from this to consult with Catholic SRE students next year. https://www.acyp.nsw.gov.au/participation-guide

In 2020 as we introduce the ‘new look’ Walking with Jesus student books, we will be taking the opportunity to hear what students are saying about their SRE lessons. It will be helpful for us to know what they think about the content and the learning activities as well as ideas for what and how we might better educate them about their faith.

SAFEGUARDING KIDZ CORNER

STUDENT MANAGEMENT

The protection of children and vulnerable adults within our Diocese will be achieved as every member of our community strives to be a person who: 1. Wants our children to be safe, to grow and to flourish, and have zero tolerance to any attitude and activity that makes children less than safe; 2. Acts with integrity, humility and sincerity, being truthful and open-hearted, and accountable and transparent, throughout the Diocesan community. CCD Newsletter Term 4 2019 | Vol 24 Issue 4 | 11


To thank you for your contribution to the Ministry of SRE during 2019

Very Reverend Dr David Ranson

CCD warmly invites you to attend an

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Advent Spirituality Morning

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

Walking the Journey of Faith in Advent Our Journey towards God and God’s Journey towards us Presenter: Eulalie O’Keefe

Eulalie is a qualified theologian, educator and spiritual director. She has extensive experience in educational fields, In counselling and various areas of ministry. Eulalie has been a catechist for 20 years and has the heart of this ministry in her own heart. To be held at three venues: North Shore & Hornsby Deaneries: Friday, 29 November 2019 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Caroline Chisholm Centre, 423 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water Deaneries: Monday, 2 December 2019 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Central Coast Highway The Entrance Northern Beaches Deanery: Friday, 6 December 2019 9:30 AM-12:00 PM St Anthony in the Fields, 46 Myoora Road Terrey Hills

Morning Tea provided Please join us for prayer, reflection, morning tea and friendship RSVP Colleen Smith 8379 1642 or Sharon da Roza 8379 1638

Diocesan Administrator, Diocese of Broken Bay

extend an invitation to the

Clergy of the Diocese Parish CCD Coordinators Catechists and their families and friends of CCD to attend the

2019 CCD Annual Diocesan Mass and Presentation of Diplomas and Service Awards on Saturday 9 November 2019 11:30am To be followed by light refreshments at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral 23 Yardley Ave, Waitara Celebrant: Very Rev Dr David Ranson and Clergy of the Diocese For planning and catering purposes, it would be greatly Appreciated if you could advise us if you and any family members will be attending Please RSVP to: Sharon da Roza by Monday 4 November 2019 Phone: 8379 1638 Email: ccdadmin@bbcatholic.org.au