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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie A tradition during Holy Week is the Stations of the Cross. Each of the 14 Stations of the Cross recounts a moment during the first Good Friday, when Jesus suffered and died. To prayerfully encounter the Stations is to contemplate the mystery of God’s love for each one…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie St Patrick’s Day is always an important moment in our school year. However, one may argue that the 2021 moment overflowed with some extra meaning and value. Firstly, it was the first time the College community gathered for a whole school Mass for over a year. Our current…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Every Monday and Friday the invitation to prayer in our Chapel is made to students and staff. Every Thursday College Chaplain Fr Eladio leads our community in the celebration of the Mass. I invite you to also share in our prayers by listening carefully to the words of…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Our liturgical calendar marked this Wednesday as Ash Wednesday. The Missal includes this note: Today we commence the Season of Lent, a time of preparation for the great feast of Easter. During Lent, we give special attention to prayer (attending to quality more so than quantity), fasting (emptying…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Last Friday our Year 12 students gathered for a retreat to start the year. Led by Mr Steve Lawrence, our young men were invited to consider human fulfilment, the facing of challenges, and the joy of living from within friendship with Jesus. For a Catholic school it offers…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie So we come to the end of the 2020 school year as we start another year in the Church’s liturgical calendar. Last Sunday was the first Sunday in Advent, the Church’s New Year’s Day, and in Advent we prepare our hearts to recognise, in the coming of Jesus,…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Last Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. In the introduction from the Missal we read Neither baptism nor the profession of faith in Christ guarantees our entry into Christ’s kingdom. What is most important is the way we treat the…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie The Gospel for this Sunday is from Matthew. Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man on his way abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie This week we farewelled our Year 12 students. At the end of their time at the College, we might ask the question posed by the College’s public claim: Are they great men? On Thursday we welcomed our College Patron, Bishop Paul Bird, and our College Chaplain, Fr Eladio…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie In his Angelus address this week Pope Francis declared that “No one is excluded from the house of God”. He was commenting on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet (cf. Mt 22:1-14) which was our Gospel last Sunday. In the parable, the king prepares a marriage feast for his son,…

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