Chaplain’s Notes

A warm welcome back to a new academic year and especially to those who have joined us for the first time. We will all be working hard to ensure that your sons feel comfortable and secure as they begin this new period in their lives.

As we prepare for the College Welcome Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Wednesday 27 February, I will be engaging your sons in an exploration of what Eucharist means and we will celebrate Mass in Homeroom groups in the Chapel. This will provide an introduction to the liturgical life of the College and hopefully enhance the experience of students when attending the Cathedral.

Sacraments

The College supports students seeking Sacrament preparation.  If your Parish offers preparation I would encourage you to use these opportunities as your first option. 

If you do wish to tap into the College program and have not already contacted me, please do so without delay on my direct line: 9508 2161. You may also email me at jferguson@delasalle.vic.edu.au or alternatively, return the form included in the 2019 new student package.

Lasallian Missions

On Wednesday 6 February, our Year 11 and 12 students were treated to a firsthand account of the missionary work of the Brothers through a presentation by Brother Denis Loft FSC. Brother Denis has been working in Palestine at the University of Bethlehem for the past two years, following six years he spent in South Sudan and 20 years in PNG. Brother Denis explained the poverty and disparity in the distribution of the world’s wealth and encouraged students to think about the opportunity they have through Mission Action Day, to make a personal effort to change the lives of those who struggle to live with dignity. I urge parents to get behind your son and encourage their efforts to create a more just world.

I look forward to sharing in your son’s faith journey and invite you to contact me at any time you may wish some additional support for yourself as a parent or for your son.

Mrs Joan Ferguson
College Chaplain

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