Chaplain’s Notes

De La Sing Off!

For several weeks, through the initiative of Mr Happ, the Year 8 students have been engaged in a competition to see who could learn and perform the College Hymn to St John Baptist de La Salle the best. It was an intense competition and the four finalists Benilde, Hegarty, Jerome and Solomon faced off during Homeroom in the PAC. Congratulations to the winners Year 8 Hegarty.

Masses With Primary Students

This week we have been blessed to have Father Martin Tanti say Mass for our Grades 4, 5 and 6 students. Grade 4 and 5 students focused on their relationship with each other. Father Martin encouraged the students to be sensitive to the needs of those around them and to reach out when they saw a need, just as they heard in the Gospel parable of the good Samaritan.

Year 6 students, many of whom are preparing for Confirmation, focused on the Holy Spirit and the power and love that generates from opening our hearts and listening to the God who lives within. The students gathered in a circle around the Eucharistic altar to better symbolise our unity in faith.

Year 11 VCAL

Under the keen eye of Mr Tim Hogan, the students prepared some delicious meals in their VCAL class. It was my privilege to take the meals prepared by our students to the guests who attend St Anthony’s outreach to the homeless and lonely. Delightfully, a number of students wrote a message to the recipients on their containers. The centre reported that the people were really thrilled to receive such a generous gift. Mr Hogan has advised that the VCAL Social Justice Program is keen to reach out to the wider community as part of their Religious Education studies. 


Final Reminders

  • Monday 4 September there will be a Family Mass and presentation of Confirmation Medals. Don’t forget to bring a plate for supper.
  • Thursday 7 September students will also travel to St Anthony’s on , to meet Bishop Elliott prior to the big event.
  • Sunday 10 September t The Sacrament will celebrated during 11:00 am Mass at St Anthony’s Parish, Cnr Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly.

Please keep these students in your prayers as they strive to grow closer to the Lord.

Mrs Joan Ferguson
College Chaplain

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