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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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Mission Report

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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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Christ is Risen. He is Risen indeed!! May all the joy, graces and blessings of the Easter Season be with all our families. The wonderful mystery of the Resurrection is a source of hope and endurance through all the trials of life. Love is stronger than death! To…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Lent is the season for personal conversion. Our Catholic tradition says that this may be aided by three practices that deepen our friendship with Jesus: Prayer, where we spend time abiding in the loving presence of God Fasting and abstinence, where we actively gain control over our earthly…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie This week’s Gospel is surely one of the most well known in our Catholic Tradition. At the start of this Lenten Season we hear that Jesus heads out into the desert, only to be tempted by the devil (Matt 4:1-11). Fr Richard Leonard SJ suggests that “[this] Gospel…

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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Dear families and friends of St Patrick’s College, This is not the Crest article I had in mind at the start of the week. On Sunday we celebrated Mass with the Boarding Community and welcomed our new Chaplain, Fr Eladio Lizada. Fr Eladio offered us inspired words that…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie May 2020 be a year filled with every grace and blessing for the families of St Patrick’s College, with a special prayer for our families joining us for the first time. Education is an adventure that is at the living heart of the Catholic tradition, for Jesus spent…

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