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Adelaide Southern Cross Newspaper Archives Jan 17 1947, Page 1

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Adelaide Southern Cross (Newspaper) - January 17, 1947, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia Snow Ron Maitland fountains of living water summer schools in six country parishes t ast week saw in six Large country parishes of the archdiocese of Adelaide bands of children grouped around the feet of nuns drawn from four teaching offers drinking in draughts of the living water of religious truth. The parishes were mount Gambier Maitland Snow town Balaklava mount Barker and Birdwood. Ryphe summer school of religious instruction has been found in the archdiocese of Adelaide and else where to be a very valuable help in the religious formation of Couf itry children who Are unable to attend a Catholic school. Up to this year As far As the Adelaide archdiocese was concerned most of the summer schools were centralised those for the boys being held at sacred heart College and those for the girls at Cabra though last year the parishes of Yorketown and Maitland held their own. This year decentralisation of the summer. Schools has been effected and last week saw in six Large country parishes of the archdiocese bands of children grouped around the feet of nuns drawn from four different teach ing orders drinking in draughts of the living water of religious truth. The summer schools at mount Gambier and Maitland were conducted by the Sisters of mercy those at Snow town and Birdwood were under the direction of the dominican Sis ters Cabra while the Sisters of St. Joseph were in charge of the Balaklava school and the mount Barker Branch of the Sisters of mercy looked after the school in that town. His Grace the archbishop of wednesday and thursday of last week accompanied by for. Russell director of Catholic education visited All the summer schools except that held at mount Gambier. Balaklava at Balaklava Twenty six children attended the summer school which was conducted by the Sisters of St. Joseph in their Convent. The children who ranged from Grade ii to Grade Vii came from every part of the Balaklava Parish and in a few instances from Over its Borders. Such places As Bowmans Alma Mal Lala Owen Pinery port Wakefield and Hal Bury All had their contingents there. The children stayed at the con vent attending mass each morning and receiving instructions during the Day. They had Benediction each evening. Six of the summer scholars made their first holy communion. A very Happy spirit prevailed and budding brahmans and do olands amongst the boys demonstrated How Cricket should be played while the girls showed their skill at founders. The classes were often conducted in a Beautiful Leafy Shade House in the Garden. His Grace the archbishop received a warm Welcome from the children and Sisters and in an Impromptu musical entertainment was delighted by the children s rendering of Hail Queen of heaven and the "0 Salu he spoke with the children and was very pleased with the excellent work of instruction that had been done by the Sisters of St. Joseph. His Grace the archbishop with a group of children at one of the summer schools. Outdoor instruction was a feature of All the summer schools. The Sisters themselves expressed their gratitude for the help that had been Given to them in looking after the children by a number of girls and women of the town. Snow town now town was the scene of a largely attended summer school forty one children from port Brough ton Bute Redhill Lochiel and other parts of the Parish receiving instructions from the four dominican Sis ters who were in charge of the school. The children boarded with various Catholic families in the town. Ten were prepared for their first holy communion and Twenty three for confirmation. The classes were held in Shady Corners of the presbytery grounds and Here As at the other summer schools the eagerness of the children to Learh was much in evidence. They attended daily mass and Benediction of the blessed sacrament. When his Grace visited Snow town on thursday last he spoke to the children in the Church before confirm ing those who had been prepared. After the sacrament of confirmation had been conferred his Grace addressed the children emphasising the importance of the sacrament they had received and urging them to live fully up to their responsibilities. As Strong and perfect christians. The archbishop also congratulated the Sisters and All those who had helped to make the summer school such an outstanding Success. Those who had helped the Sisters received his special Praise. At Benediction of the blessed sacrament Given by the archbishop the children Sang All the hymns. 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