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Seasons of Creation short film Screening | 15 October 2022

On 15 October, St Pius X High School hosted the screening of the winning entries in this years Seasons of Creation short film competition. 

Many excellent films were submitted. The winner, highly commended and finalists are listed below. 

Winner: Makayla Lawrence

Highly Commended: Aisling McCormack & Christian Wall


Andie Widseth Layne Brownlee 
Arabella Read Michael Halasan
Caitlin Margan Phoebe Clarence
Charlotte Dunleavy Thomas Merrill 
Chase Howard  Will Broad
Cooper Buckingham Caleb Jackson-Park
Delvin Gijo Isla Walsh 
Jacob Bulley  Suma Marks


Pastoral Placement Presentation Day 2021

Each year, participants in the Pastoral Placement Program complete a variety of placements within the Diocese agencies and parishes. They also undertake project work. The project work is centred around the development of a new idea, resource, event etc. for a organisation/ministry that the participants have found particularly inspiring.

Project Day is an annual event that provides the platform for each participant to share their idea or proposal with Parish and Diocesan leaders and to reflect on what they have learnt throughout the year.

Social Justice Art Exhibition

On Saturday 17 July, the Social Justice Art Exhibition was held online. CLICK HERE to view the winners.  To view exhibits, CLICK HERE.





Season of Creation Celebration

On Saturday September 25, the diocese was invited to come together to reflect on this year's Season of Creation theme, "A home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God." 





Parishes in Harmony with Creation

On 4 October 2021, the Vatican released resources for its Laudato si Action Platform.  The Parishes in Harmony with Creation was held on 6 October and comprised a one-hour online presentation and discussion to explore how parishes could best respond to Pope Francis' 2015 Encyclical Laudato si': On Care For Our Common Home.


Human Encounter in our Digital World

On Saturday August 29 we were honoured to have Professor Joseph Ciarrochi who is a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University. He has published over 140 scientific journal articles and many books, including  the best selling, Get out of your mind and into your life teens, and the widely acclaimed, Weight Escape, and Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: the Seven Foundations of Well-Being. His newest book will be released September 2020. It is called, Your Life, Your Way: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills to Help Teens Manage Emotions and Build Resilience. Professor Ciarrochi has been honoured with over four million dollars in research funding. His work has been discussed on T.V., and in magazines, newspaper articles, and radio.

In his presentation, Keeping up with the Kardashians: Character and virtue in the age of virtual living; he explored how people now spend much of their life interacting in the online world of gaming, facebook, twitter, youtube, Whatsapp, Tiktok, instagram, etc. This virtual reality poses many promises and threats.
It promises leaps forward in learning, social connection, and innovation. Yet it threatens us with addiction, reduced distress tolerance, shallow values, and selective exposure to narrow political and social viewpoints. He believes those who educate, teachers, pastors, parents, influencers, need to take deliberate action to counter the threats. His talk presented the problem and some potential evidence-based solutions from the field of psychological science.

Please see the link to the artworks presented on the day. Congratulations to Jodie Williams Year 7 student from San Clemente for her series of work and the winning piece of ‘The Beauty of the Outside World’. Jodie will receive the prize of $150.