St Mary’s Parish
St Mary’s serves the Parish of St Mary’s Boyup Brook. We are very fortunate to have a church on site as this provides the children with a real sense of belonging to the wider Catholic community. Our Parish Priest is Father Roshan Fernando and he plays a vital role in the spiritual life of our school. Fr Roshan is originally from Sri Lanka and he serves that Catholic communities of Bridgetown (St. Brigid’s), Boyup Brook (St. Mary’s), Balingup, Nannup and Greenbushes! As a result he is a very busy man. Fr. Roshan loves cricket, cooking, animals (he keeps hens and guinea fowl) and being a part of our school community. You can contact Fr Roshan by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or through the school.
Families and children are encouraged to participate in the parish in a variety of ways, the most important of which is the celebration of the Eucharist each weekend.
Prayer groups, a choir and many other groups can be found active in this community. Our parish could always use help with reading, church cleaning, flower arranging and several other activities. If you would like to join or assist in any of these activities please see Father Roshan or a member of the Parish Pastoral Council.
Mass times can be found on the notice board located at the front of the school and in the weekly School Newsletter. As a general rule:
1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays of the month – Sunday 9.00am
2nd, 4th Sundays of the month – Saturday 6.00pm
Weekday mass – Friday 9.00am
Our Sacramental Journey:
Catholic students within our school community receive 3 of the 7 Catholic Sacraments while they go through our school. In Year 3, students receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, where the students receive forgiveness for their sins. In Year 4, students’ receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time, receiving the bread and wine at a special weekend mass. In Year 6, our students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, where they are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Our school supports our students’ through their Sacramental journey by preparing them for these most special Sacraments in class and providing opportunities and workshops for parents to help their children understand the Sacraments better. Non Catholic students also take part in some of the preparation activities and are welcome to participate in all activities if they wish. Some students at our school often become Catholic while students here and we support this also.
If you would like any more information on this please get in touch!