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Faith Life

At St Luke’s we value:

  • our Catholic faith through our prayers and actions
  • the Emmaus story as a significant part of our community of faith
  • contemporary, relevant and diverse learning in a nurturing environment
  • collaborative and positive relationships between parents, students, the school and wider community
  • a strong commitment to social justice
  • social equality through respect for others
  • the uniqueness of our physical environment

At St Luke’s Catholic Parish School we believe that our gift of faith calls each of us (staff, children and their families) on a journey of search, discovery and celebration of ‘CHRIST IN OUR LIVING’. The prayer, liturgical and other symbolic aspects of school life here at St Luke’s complement our formal religious education programs, These integrate with the sacramental life of our local parish to sustain and nurture a distinctively Catholic religious atmosphere at St Luke’s. This, in turn, supports the spiritual growth of students and the school community as a whole.

St Luke’s school and staff liturgical celebrations and masses often begin with the following procession of symbols, words and actions. 

  • ‘We bring forward our school banner, a symbol of who we are as a school, and as a part of our Parish.
  • We bring forward the St Luke’s Treasure Chest, a symbol of the gifts we each bring to share.
  • We bring forward the Lantern, a symbol of our call to make a difference in our world as we ‘Light the Way’.
  • ​We bring forward the Bible, the word of God as a reminder of God’s love for us’

​Symbols are an important part of how we celebrate at St Luke’s.  The sense of community between parish and school is lived out through our liturgies and masses held in the Church and within our sacred spaces throughout the school.  We have a special connection to our environment and a connectedness to the land, and the original inhabitants of the land on which our school and church is built.

Every liturgy celebrated at St Luke’s begins with an acknowledgement of country and the bearing of our message stick. 

Acknowledgement of Country: 

We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Quandamooka, Turrabul and Jagera people, who have walked and cared for this land for thousands of years.  We acknowledge their descendants who maintain these spiritual connections. 

Let us reflect on the millions of footprints that travelled the Dreaming pathways, and our own loved ones who have gone before us.

​We continue to develop and write our Reconciliation Action Plan with our Aboriginal students and their families.  We continue to build positive relationships with our families.

Useful Links

St. Luke's Parish Sacramental Guidelines

Religious Education Curriculum