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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Peter went up to Jesus and said, ‘Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As often as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘Not seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times. (Mt 8:21-2) After a long term, after a long lockdown, after a long year,…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Let us take a moment to rejoice in the gift of fatherhood. In doing so, we celebrate the gift of families. But let us also acknowledge the challenges of family life. This Sunday’s Gospel ends with this well-known statement from Jesus. I tell you solemnly once again, if…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Education is a mysterious and wonderful thing. Mysterious because it concerns the combination of all the elements creating the future of a unique human person: one’s history and hopes, one’s participation in the gifts of our shared human nature, and the emerging wisdom fulfilling the capacity for freedom…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie A common human experience is the sense of connection one enjoys in quiet and solitary moment with nature. It may be the sunrise or sunset enjoyed on a beach or hilltop with no-one else around. Alternatively, it may be listening to running water and birds, uninterrupted by any…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie The process of subject selection for 2021 is well underway. For the senior students this is especially significant as many choices are put before them – choices that seek to give expression to their emerging hopes and dreams. This year parents and students face the challenge of gathering…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie If we were to step aside from our normal routines to write the 2020 chapter in the history of St Patrick’s College, what would we write? What would we include and what might we brush over from this very strange year? History writers require much wisdom as custodians…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie We are in a rich time in our Liturgical Year. The Season of Easter has ended, and we have returned to what is called, perhaps distractingly, Ordinary Time. There is nothing ordinary about the next Sundays as we celebrate wonderful and defining beliefs of our Catholic faith. Last…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. Jesus is taken up to heaven to mark the end of his earthly ministry. Matthew’s Gospel concludes with Jesus saying to his disciples, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie This week we were cast back into the feelings and questions of Good Friday with the death of a good man, Gerard Sullivan. Our prayers and deepest condolences reach out to his wife Suzie, his daughters, Ella and Lucinda, and to all his family and friends. In offering…

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Windows of hope to celebrate Edmund Rice Week

Traditionally, this week would be a time of great celebration at St Patrick’s College. Tomorrow, Tuesday May 5, is Edmund Rice Day, a day in honour of the founder of the Christian Brothers, and a day on which we would traditionally hold the College Walkathon and the St Pat’s Has Talent Quest. While the St…

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