Chaplain’s Notes

This week saw students on both campuses gather in front of the flag poles and before the cross adorned with the Australian flag to mark the annual remembrance of those who fought, were wounded, or died to preserve peace and democracy for us.

At Tiverton students Chris Groves, Leon Lymbouris, and James Biviano participated in leading the community in prayer, The Ode and laying a wreath, whilst Curtis Day lowered the flag to half mast. The challenging task of playing the Last Post was taken up by Alex Lindeman (Tiverton Ceremony) and Cooper Morrison (Kinnoull) who both excelled on behalf of the student body. Cooper also played for the War Memorial Dedication Ceremony held earlier that morning.

Head of Campus John McAlroy read the names of all those who are listed on the College Shrine. This year we paid honour in particular to past student Sergeant Blaine Flower Diddams of the Special Air Service Regiment, who died in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan in July 2012.

In our final blessing we prayed that we might all go in the peace of the Lord, daring to believe in a new humanity – a world where justice and peace will flourish.

Diary note – for new families in 2015

If you are planning for your son to prepare for the Sacraments of First Penance, Communion or Confirmation through De La Salle during 2015, please send me an email: or you may call on my direct line, 9508 2161.

Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday 9 August 2015. Reconciliation preparation will commence in Term 1 and First Communion will be celebrated in Term 4. Alternatively, an enrolment form has been included in the recent distribution of information to parents. Please complete this form and forward to me at the College.

St John Baptist de La Salle pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts forever.

Mrs Joan Ferguson
College Chaplain

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