School Information - Religious Events

Religious events for Parents - 2020

         WholeSchool Masses, Community Masses/Liturgies will be held in the Stella Maris Hall Mass Center or a designated Sacred space within the school @ 9:15am, on Friday from February. Dates for these Mass will be provided within each Term Events Planner. (Subject to changes from Parish Priest)

There will be weekly Sunday Masses in the Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space, at 9:00am.

Term 1

Wk 3 Beginning of Year Mass (All communities)
Whole School Mass including presentation of 2020 Student Leaders in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space.
14th February 9:15am in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space

Wk 3 Commissioning of Yr 6 Student Leaders and Team
During Sunday Mass all Yr 6 student leaders and their teams to attend a Student Leaders Commissioning Mass so that they are blessed and introduced to the wider community
16th February 9am in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space

Wk 5 Burning of the palms (creates ashes used on Ash Wednesday)
- 25th February 10.30am - Liturgy for Junior community

Wk 5 Ash Wednesday (All communities)
Whole School Liturgy
· 26th February - 9.15am in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space.


Wk 8 Catholic Education Week – this years theme: 'The future is listening'
15-22nd March

Wk 8 Wonder of Living Enrichment Program – Information Session
This is a developmental Sex Education information session run by Open Doors Counselling and Education Services. Monday 16th March
· Child and parent session for Middle community families 6pm – 7pm
· Child and parent session for Senior community families 7.15pm – 8.30pm

Wk 8 - St Patrick’s Mass (senior mentor and 10-12 students)
Mass for all schools across Victoria followed by entertainment for students
- Tuesday 17th March - 10.00-11.30 Mass

Wk 8 - Harmony Week About Harmony Week (Whole school)
17-23rd March - Celebrate multiculturalism - wear orange - focus on diversity, Peace, unity

Wk 8 - Junior Prayer Night
Stella Maris School - Junior students and families
- 17th March - 6.30-7.30pm

Wk 9 Easter Liturgy (All communities)
Whole school Easter prayer service in school hall.
· 27th April 9:15am

Term 2
Easter Week during school holidays 10th-12th April

Wk 2 Eucharist Family Night –
Information and workshop sessions for Year 4 children preparing for the sacrament of Eucharist and their Parents
21st April - 7pm at Stella Maris Hall

Wk 3 - Sacrament of Eucharist
· 3rd May - at Stella Maris School Hall - Sacred Space 9am & 11am

Wk 4 Mother’s Day Breakfast, Mass and walk-a-thon (All communities)
· 8th May
· 8:15am P&F organised breakfast for mums and children in Stella Maris Hall
· 9:15am Whole School Mother’s Day Mass in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space
· 10:30am Whole School Walk-a-thon around our local neighborhood
· 11.30-12.30 Students in house colours - do activity and go to Mother’s Day Stall

Wk 5 Foundation Prayer Night (Foundation community)
Stella Maris School -Foundation students and families
· 12th May – 6.30pm

Wk 7 - National Reconciliation Week
27th May - 3rd June - Whole school focus to learn build awareness about our Indigenous people, the shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Reconciliation Week

Wk 10 - Refugee Week
15-19th June - Focus for prayers, supporting awareness and possible action

Wk 10 - Confirmation Reflection Day – All Year 6 students
· 19th June at Queen of Peace 9.30am – 1pm (bring snack only)

Wk 11 - Confirmation Family Night
Information and workshop sessions for Year 6 children preparing for the sacraments of Confirmation, along with their parents. At Stella Maris school
23rd June - 7pm

Term 3

Wk 1 Sacrament of Confirmation
Stella Maris Hall (sacred space)
· 17th July 7pm

Wk 2 Grandparents Mass and morning activity (All communities)
· 24th July
· 9.15am Whole School Liturgy celebrating grandparents in Stella Maris Hall, Sacred space.
· 10:15am Grandparents and family groups taking part in special activities

Wk 8 Father’s Day Mass (All communities)
· 4th September
· 8:15am P&F organised breakfast for dads and children @ Stella Maris Hall
· 9:15am Whole School Father’s Day Mass @ Stella Maris Hall (sacred space)
· 10:15am Father and family groups taking part in special activities
· 11:30-12:30 Activities with families in house colour groups

Wk 10 - Feast Day Whole School Mass -
- 18th September 9:15am

Term 4

Wk 1 Reconciliation Family Night
Information and workshop sessions for Year 3 children preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation along with their parents. At Stella Maris school
· 6th October - 7pm

Wk 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation
Stella Maris Hall (sacred space)
· 21st October - 2 sessions option 6:15-7pm or 7:15 – 8pm

Wk 8 Healing Mass for HTEPCommunity (Junior Community attend)
Healing Mass for those who are sick within our wider community. Morning tea to be provided
27th November 10.30am -


Wk 9 2021 Foundation Liturgy
2021 Foundation transition with senior buddies (9:30am) &
2021 Welcome Mass for Foundation (10:30am)
- 4th December


Wk 8-11 Advent Liturgy Each Monday in each Community
8.50am Begin of Season of Advent (at school)
Each week Advent Liturgy with focus for each candle (Hope, Peace, Joy and Love)
- 23rd Nov, 30th, 7th, 14th Dec

Wk 11 Rites of Passage - Whole School Liturgy and Christmas Carols - (All communities)

Whole school community Liturgy celebrating the 2020 milestones and transition into new beginnings for 2021. This is a whole school community event for all families from Foundation to Year 6 students. Each community will share achievements and growth throughout the year and the Gospel Value and Scholarship Awards will be announced.

Christmas Carols on the school lawn will follow – Families are welcome to bring a picnic and food - This will be a non-alcoholic event.
· Monday 14th December 6.30pm - 8:30pm

Wk 11 End of Year Whole Mass (All communities)
Stella Maris Sacred Space
- Wednesday 16th December - 9:15am