RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

St. Joseph’s International Catholic College works under the governance of the Archdiocese of Port Moresby. The College uses and adopts the Archdiocese Curriculum materials. Students from Pre-School to Year 12 participate in the Religious Education program.

 

The Religious Education Program, responding to the current or contemporary issues, plays a vital role in the Christian education of the students. It introduces the students to the basic truths of the Catholic Faith: Realizing that they are created in the image and likeness of God; Leading the students to grow in their commitment to become real followers of Jesus Christ, giving witness to their authentic freedom in their love for others; Enabling the students to realize that they belong to a community, which is alive and nourished by Christ through the Holy Spirit – the Church, the living witness of the tremendous love of God.

 

St. Joseph’s is a community of faith and family. We at all times encourage and support faith development and are faithful to the Catholic Church teachings and traditions.

 

In our faith education, we hope to teach each student to see and understand the wonder and compassion of God. As well as imparting faith knowledge, we have a strong focus on guiding students to live the school motto “Courage to Act”. Prayer, liturgy, and meditation are part of our school life. Each class is given the opportunity to facilitate a class Mass. Students are also encouraged to be involved especially in the Choir. Parents are welcome to attend major College liturgies, which are advertised in both College Calendar and Newsletter.

St. Joseph’s International Catholic College works under the governance of the Archdiocese of Port Moresby. The College uses and adopts the Archdiocese Curriculum materials. Students from Pre-School to Year 12 participate in the Religious Education program.

 

The Religious Education Program, responding to the current or contemporary issues, plays a vital role in the Christian education of the students. It introduces the students to the basic truths of the Catholic Faith: Realizing that they are created in the image and likeness of God; Leading the students to grow in their commitment to become real followers of Jesus Christ, giving witness to their authentic freedom in their love for others; Enabling the students to realize that they belong to a community, which is alive and nourished by Christ through the Holy Spirit – the Church, the living witness of the tremendous love of God.

 

St. Joseph’s is a community of faith and family. We at all times encourage and support faith development and are faithful to the Catholic Church teachings and traditions.

 

In our faith education, we hope to teach each student to see and understand the wonder and compassion of God. As well as imparting faith knowledge, we have a strong focus on guiding students to live the school motto “Courage to Act”. Prayer, liturgy, and meditation are part of our school life. Each class is given the opportunity to facilitate a class Mass. Students are also encouraged to be involved especially in the Choir. Parents are welcome to attend major College liturgies, which are advertised in both College Calendar and Newsletter.

Fr Paul Jennings - The College Executive Director officiates the Mass

Opening of the School Mass

Opening the school year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit

Pre Independence Day Mass and Celebration

Papua New Guinea’s Pre-Independence Day was celebrated at St. Joseph’s with a thanksgiving Mass together with cultural dances and presentations that took place in the school grounds

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS

 

Students who are baptized as Catholics are invited to complete the next steps in their faith journey in the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation. The College provides the opportunity for students to understand and receive these Sacraments.

 

Parent information sessions are conducted to find out about the program and to complete enrollment/registration information. Parents are required to attend the meeting and are informed of the important dates of meetings through the College Newsletters and the student diary.

Sacrament of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation strengthened the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the Grade 6 students, celebrated by Rev. Fr. Paul Jennings, MSC.

First Holy Communion

The First Holy Communion was received by the Grade 3 students, celebrated by Fr. Kevin Dance, CP, the Parish Priest and the School Chaplain.

First Reconciliation

The Grade 2 students were invited into the peaceful presence of God and His forgiving love through the First Reconciliation.

Graduation Mass

The graduating class was sent off with the blessing prayers of the Celebrant of the Mass, the parents, and the teachers during the Graduation Mass.

COLLEGE CHAPEL

If you are visiting the school, take the time to quietly walk into our College of Faith and Family Chapel. It is situated in the Joseph’s Classrooms building, ground floor, between the Prep classrooms. It is where you can meet Jesus in quiet time and reflection.

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