Children's Ministry Update

Children's Ministry Update containing articles of interest and notice of upcoming events is emailed to parish coordinators each term. Hard copies of the newsletter is posted to those coordinators who do not have access to email. The current edition of the Children's Ministry Update along with previous editions can be accessed here.

To have items of interest from your parish included in Children's Ministry Update forward them to this office as per the contact page.


Year B Mark – Volume 13 Edition 3: 2018

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Dear Catechists

Welcome to the third edition of the ‘Children’s Ministry Update’ for 2018.

We hope that this year has treated you well so far in both your ministries  and personal lives.  

In this edition we offer you some activities and resource material for  working with children with a disability as well as some information on the website for preparing and celebrating the Sacraments for children with a disability.  ‘The Australian Catholic Disability Council has launched a new website to help ensure people with disability can prepare for and participate fully in the sacramental life of the Church’ (Bishop Brady).

In this edition, we offer, too,  some insights into the ’Framework Paper: Religious Education in Australian Catholic Schools’ prepared by the National Catholic Education Commission. We offer some principles from this document which are relevant to our work and ministry with children.  

Wishing you every blessing as you engage with the children and families.

Sr Jenny Seal and Carmen Balales

Please download newsletter below to read more.

 celebrating Sacraments for those with special needs.pdf