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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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Mission Report

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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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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