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he Catholic Conference of Religious Educators in State Schools (CCRESS) this year celebrated its 25th Anniversary. This anniversary also coincides with 50 years of quality training for Catechists who teach Special Religious Education in State Schools in NSW. To mark the occasion, members of CCRESS from every Catholic Diocese in NSW gathered in June for Mass celebrated by Most Rev Robert McGuckin, then Bishop Elect of Toowomba, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta. Mass was followed by a celebration dinner that brought together special guests and awardees who contributed to the establishment of CCRESS and the ongoing development of training programs that have prepared SRE teachers to participate in the Church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel. 19 special guests were awarded medallions Sr Therese Patterson rsj and Mrs Vicki Mair (front left) and Sr Maureen Schiemer rsj for their contribution to the leadership of (4th in back row) from the Diocese of Bathurst were among the Award Recipients – the ministry during the period 1990-2000. Vicki was accepting an award on behalf of Sr Clare Hopper, rsj

School News Page on Diocesan Website As you know, space is always at a premium in each issue of the Catholic Observer Magazine! To make sure we share the Good News from your School Community, we have set up a page on the Diocesan Website dedicated to School News. You will find pages for general news, Confirmations and First Eucharist around the Diocese. Please send us your news as it happens, so we can upload it to the website as soon as possible. Fiona Lewis Editor/Web Co-ordinator

HERE’S A GREAT WAY TO SERVE GOD IN 2012 o In 2012 we will need SRE Scripture Teachers & Assistants. More men who have flexible working hours would be especially welcome! or o Could you be a Prayer Partner with a Scripture teacher? OUR CHALLENGE FOR 2012 is to have…. • a Scripture teacher for every Primary class • a Prayer Partner for every Scripture teacher

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