Chaplain’s Notes


At the start of each year, a “Commissioning” ceremony is held in which all students, parents and teachers of candidates for the Sacraments during the current year, commit to the program and receive a blessing. This will take place at St Anthony’s Parish, Cnr Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly, this Sunday 25 February at the commencement of 11:00am Mass.

  • The Sacrament of Penance or First Reconciliation will be held in the College Chapel at a date to be confirmed. Preparation for this will commence during Term 1.
  • Confirmation will be celebrated on Friday 10 August 2018 at 7:00pm.
  • First Communion is scheduled for November at a date to be fixed.

Year 7 and Year 4 Masses

Over the past two weeks, each of the Year 7 Homerooms and the Year 4 class have celebrated Mass in the College Chapel. Fathers Sherman and Tanti explained the actions of the Mass to enable students to understand more fully the great gift of the Eucharist. The students are looking forward to celebrating our welcome Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral with much zeal.

Year 8 Liturgies

Last Tuesday morning a group of Year 8 students led our community in prayer before the school day commenced. We were privileged to not only share prayers but also be inspired by a reflection on the reading, that was delivered by student, Henry Deam. These liturgies are a recurring event that will take place every Tuesday commencing at 8:15am. Parents who are dropping their son at school are most welcome to join us in the Tiverton Chapel.

Brother Denis Loft regales Years 7, 8 and 9 students!

Brother Denis Loft, former student and teacher at De La Salle has spent much of his ministry in Papua New Guinea, South Sudan and is currently working in Palestine. Br Denis took students on a journey through South Sudan, the newest country in our world and highlighted the extreme poverty and devastating effects of civil war. His address and photos were a revelation of just how important is student effort during our Mission Action Day fundraising, that offers support and hope to the least, the last and the lost in our world.

Mrs Joan Ferguson
College Chaplain

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