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by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie Next week we shall farewell the Year 12 students of 2021. There will be joy, memories, a focus on the final exams and the life beyond. In recent years this significant moment has been marked by a Thanksgiving Mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral. We will not be following…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie As I write this we are dealing with news of another lockdown. Let us be clear that it is united in the strength of our friendships and family that this challenge will be met, as we proclaim with St Paul “Let us not become weary in doing good, for…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie What stops our students from attending their on-line classes? Well, how long have you got as we list the reasons? They are missing friends, tired of screens and the passive nature of the day, requiring the motivation of the personal interaction and invitation from their teachers, feeling a…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie English writer, philosopher, and lay theologian, G.K. Chesterton wrote about the ideal of the universal man. The universal man lives and thinks with an openness to the world, who finds nothing so small that it fails to give him pleasure, who finds nothing so great that he may not think…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie It is a common path of the modern business to invest time and energy into producing a mission statement, a values statement, a set of goals, key performance indicators, and to set out the accepted processes of evaluation. This is all good, for time spent stepping back from…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie The Catechism of the Catholic Church begins with the affirmation that God, who is infinitely perfect and blessed, in a plan of sheer goodness, freely created us to share in his own blessed life (CCC 1). At the risk of sounding too technical, God is unconditioned. Unlike the…

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Mission – Liturgy Resources Available

As we are unable to gather as a faith community within our churches in full numbers due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we offer you liturgy resources as a way of coming together, either alone or with family, as a community this Sunday. Please click on the following links to view the resources. Family Prayer…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie If we want to know what another person truly values in their life, one piece of sage advice is, “Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do.” French poet Paul Claudel, making the same point to his fellow Catholics said it this way: “Speak about Christ…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie You send forth your spirit, and they are created, And you renew the face of the earth. (Ps 104:30). Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday, commemorating when the Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles. The Missal states that the …event of Pentecost marks the beginning of the time…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie A Catholic school is a custodian of both the universal message of Jesus and the specific heritage of a community. The claim that we are a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition is the responsibility to live the saving message of Jesus in the unique circumstances of…

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