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St Michael's School


4 James St
Bassendean WA 6054
PO Box 428
Bassendean WA 6934
08 6278 9888
Absentee Line - 6278 9802

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24:7 Bassendean Youth Group

For all youth in Years 6-12
Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 in the Parish hall

Call Aloyse (0401 348 508) or Anthony (0481 737 771) for more information

God bless,
Aloyse & Anthony
24:7 Bassendean Youth Ministers


St. Joseph’s Parish Bassendean

A joint invitation between the St. Joseph’s Parish and St. Michael’s School, is extended to all St. Michaels’s School families and St. Joseph’s Parishioners.

Sunday, June 23rd

Blessing of the Bell Tower & Mass @ 9:00am  (The bell was first erected in St. Michael / St. Joseph’s, Bassendean in 1952, this bell was placed in its new tower in May 2019 – 150 years after it was cast in Dublin, Ireland, in 1867. Come and join us the historical moment of seeing the Bell & the Bell tower blessed by Bishop Sproxton. )

Corpus Christi Procession @ 10:00am  ( The procession is an outward expression of our Catholic faith & belief in the real presence of the Risen Christ, under the appearance of the Consecrated Host. Please come with family and children and join us to give honour and praise to Our Lord Jesus. )

Agape La  ( Lamb on a spit, wonderful food, live music and great entertainment in the parish hall and school grounds.)

  • BRING A PLATE: Please indicate what dish you would like to bring.
  • VOLUNTEERS: Please indicate if you can help
  • DONATIONS: Gold Coin donation on the day
  • RSVP: By filling in the form via the connected app OR  email to the parish office before Sun June 16.
  • ENQUIRIES: Catherine Gordon, office 9379 2691 /




Catholic women are warmly invited to a  free panel discussion with: Theologian Dr Margaret Scharf OP; 

Anglican priest Rev Tess Milne; and  Religious Studies scholar Scilla Stack discussing the role of women

in the Christian Church and their thoughts on the way forward, followed by an open discussion.

Date: Wednesday 26 June from 6.00 – 9pm. Light refreshments served from 6 – 6.30pm.

Venue: Gibney Hall, Trinity College, 2 Trinity Ave Perth (parking available, Red & Yellow CAT buses travel to Hale St).

RSVP by 23 June to Kerry ph 08 93975988 or SMS to 0400 886 835 or email



Parenting Ideas

Helping kids tolerate discomfort

By Michael Grose

Few right-minded people want children or young people to experience hardships or difficulty. However, growing up generally means that kids will experience their fair share of hardships, frustrations and challenges which lead to uncomfortable feelings.

Exercising their discomfort muscles

Tolerating discomfort is an important resilience skill. It refers to an ability to sit with an uncomfortable or emotionally painful feeling such as disappointment, apprehension, nervousness or fear. These emotions can be brought about as a result of not being picked for a team; getting lower than expected marks for an assignment; or going into new, unfamiliar situation such as school camp. These are the sorts of everyday situations that can make some kids feel uncomfortable. It’s helpful to think of discomfort as a ‘muscle’ that gets stronger with training. Each time a child or teen successfully tolerates discomfort they’re reinforcing their ability to do so and cementing the knowledge that they can overcome emotional challenges.

Opportunities to practise tolerating discomfort

Opportunities for practice are plentiful and are found in common situations such as when a child or teen is: feeling hungry; wanting something they can’t have; having to end screen time; contributing to household chores when they don’t feel like it; missing out on a job interview; asking someone on a date or not receiving a party invitation.

It’s not toughing it out

Tolerating discomfort doesn’t mean toughing out an unbearable situation. It’s teaching your anxious child to notice how they’re feeling, naming their emotions, and practising acceptance of difficult feelings as they occur. This is done in the knowledge that what they’re experiencing is temporary and that they’re lovingly supported by a warm and comforting adult. Couple tolerating discomfort with social rewards (such as words of praise or shared fun activity) for coping behaviours and you’re helping to build their personal resilience.



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