Education in Faith
St Joseph’s school was founded to proclaim Jesus’ message of God’s love for all. Our Catholic faith calls us to embrace the contemporary world with a Catholic imagination, and a particular hope-filled view of the human person and all of creation. We invite students to make sense of their world and their lives within a faith community that is faithful to the mission of Jesus.
Horizons of Hope, the new education framework for the Archdiocese of Melbourne supports our school to engage in dialogue about the distinctive nature of learning and teaching, leading learning, and enhancing our Catholic identity in our school.
Religious Education at St Joseph’s is focussed on the key content areas: Church and Community; Scripture and Jesus; Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments; God, Religion and Life and Morality and Justice.
Engaging in this learning students explain, interpret and reflect on the Catholic faith, traditions and teachings of the Church. They develop the ability to respond to these teachings in their lives and the world.
Children who are baptised are eligible to receive the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist whilst in Years 3 & 4 and Confirmation whilst in Years 5 & 6.
The school operates a two-year cycle for the reception of the Sacraments. The Year 3/4 children receive the Sacraments of Penance (Reconciliation) and Eucharist (First Communion) one year while Confirmation is offered to the Year 5/6 children on the alternate year.
The school assists parents to prepare their children to receive the Sacraments with Family nights and other community activities.
St. Joseph’s Parish weekly mass from 30 November 2020:
Tuesday 10.00am and 7.00pm
Friday 10.00am. 11.30am (Vietnamese)
Saturday 10.00am and 5.00pm. 7.00pm (Vietnamese)
Sunday 8.00am and 10.00am (livestream), 12.00pm and 5.00pm. 3.00pm (Vietnamese and livestream)