Chaplain’s Notes

Communion Liturgy At Holy Eucharist

Year 9 students participated in an excellent liturgy to commemorate the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven.

Under the creative direction of teachers Mr David Happ and Mr Chris Church, several students worked to present the story of Mary’s role in the story of Salvation. The community engaged in a journey through history, art, scripture and theology, to reveal the faith, courage, tenderness and wisdom revealed in Mary’s life culminating in the reception of the Eucharist.

Confirmation Retreat

Confirmation candidates spent the day on a Retreat outing where they had the opportunity to learn more about the wider church and the many different ways that people serve God. 

Commencing with a visit to St Francis (the oldest church in Victoria) they attended the Sacrament of Reconciliation and then lit candles in the Lady Chapel for those they love. From there the group went to visit the Sisters of Charity (Mother Therese Sisters) who have a refuge for women and children in crises and also a special centre where they feed people who are homeless.

St Patrick’s Cathedral was an adventure where the students, through means of a quiz booklet, learnt about the detail in the Cathedral and the history of the Melbourne church.

After lunch, it was on to Kew and the Carmelite Sisters, a Monastic Order. Our young men were impressed with the joy and happiness of these women whose vocation is prayer. They were also grateful for the hospitality of lemonade and biscuits!

Our last stop for the day was St Anthony’s Shrine in Hawthorn. This Church was built by the Italian migrants who came to Australia after WW11. With a very European feel, it displays many Saints in paintings, stained glass windows and statues. 

Confirmation Family Mass

Families and candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation came together for a family Eucharist on Saturday evening, in preparation for their Confirmation on Thursday.  Father Pritchard presented them with a Confirmation Medal and families shared supper after Mass.

Some Important Dates

Wednesday 11 September
Students meet with Rev Fr Brendan Hayes who will confirm them and Practice in the Church at St Anthony’s.

Thursday 12 September
Confirmation 7:00pm
St Anthony’s Church Cnr Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly.

Mrs Joan Ferguson
College Chaplain

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