Over a period of three days, the Year 7 students gathered at St Joseph’s Community Centre in Prahran to reflect on their lives and their relationship with God. The theme of each day was “who do you say I am”, Matt 16:15.
Throughout the day the boys contemplated who they are and what they are looking for in their own lives. In small groups they shared their stories; how they see themselves in relation to others, to their families and especially with God. They engaged in some fun activities that challenged them in their communication skills and trust of each other. The day concluded with a Mass that the students helped prepare.
A highlight was the involvement of Year 11 students facilitating some of the small group discussion. A big thank you to Tim Fierenzi, Lachlan Bulman, Jarred Fissenden, Charles Joseph, Liam Moore, Karan Vasudevan, Kyle Williams, Daniel Poloni, Tom Ponissi, Keelan Tambimuttu and William Wright. These students made an excellent contribution to the day, displaying great leadership skills and enthusiasm which impacted on their younger peers.
Parents of students preparing for Confirmation are reminded that a family Mass will be celebrated at St Anthony’s Parish Church on Monday 3 August at 7:00pm cnr Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly. Parking is available behind the church in the school grounds. Candidates will be presented with their Confirmation medal at the Mass and will be allocated their seating for the day. There will be a practise after the Mass and a shared supper, so please bring a plate.
If sponsors are able to attend it would be wonderful, however it is not compulsory.
It is not necessary for students to wear school uniform if they so choose.
Confirmation Retreat Day is scheduled for Tuesday 28 July 2015. Please note that the Bishop has changed the day he will meet with students to Friday 7 August.
Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday 9 August 2015, 11.00am Mass at St Anthony’s Parish Glen Huntly.
First Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 15 November 2015.
I ask the Lasallian community to keep these students in their prayers as they prepare for this special day.
Mrs Joan Ferguson