NEWS FROM MISSION
Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary,
that never was it known in any age,
that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help,
or sought your intercession was abandoned.
Inspired with confidence, therefore,
I fly to you, O Virgin of Virgins,
To you do I come,
before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
Do not, O Mother of Jesus
despise my prayers,
but graciously hear and grant them. Amen.
IGNITE CONFERENCE 2019
Every year, Ignite Youth hosts one of Australia most powerful Catholic youth conferences.
Ignite Conference draws together a network of high schoolers, young adults, ministry leaders, families, teachers, priests, and religious from around the country, sending them out with a passion for authentic faith in Jesus.
Experience four days of real-world formation, encouragement in faith, great people and powerful worship.
While the College does not take an official group we are delighted to promote this opportunity for young people. The conference runs from 26 - 29 September 2019. https://igniteyouth.com/conference19
One of the central keys of MATES ministry is the formation of Right Relationships. This is evidenced in the genuine behaviours, attitudes, and values that we have when we engage with others.
Coming up in next week is another way to support those in need. Through the privilege of one of the free dress days each year we raise money to continue the MATES BBQ with the homeless on a Wednesday night. We often have up to 40 patrons who receive our hospitality.
Students are invited to wear free dress (neat casual) on Wednesday 5 June to support the College solidarity and justice program MATES. Please bring in a gold coin donation to be collected in homeroom. It is easy to think that all we do is ‘give money’ but the real gift of solidarity comes in the relationships that are formed and the connections that are made. In a world that has such need, we are extremely grateful for your continued support.
Our thanks to the College Captains who cooked up a BBQ last week to thank the Year 5’s for their participation in the NAPLAN process and to wish them good luck for the Camp they are on this week. The Year 5 Students displayed all the courage and determination of courageous young Marist men.
We have a long association with the ROSIES Youth Mission, which is an initiative of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. ROSIES provide friendship and practical support to some of the most abandoned people in our society. Our involvement for Year 12 students forms part of our MATES ministry program.
We take this opportunity to thank the many Year 12’s and the dedicated staff who offered their services to this outreach which allows as to work with community members in the telling of the good news. Our first visit of the year was Friday 24 May.
YEAR 12 RETREATS
Dates: Wednesday 24 July – Friday 26 July, 2019
Year 12 retreat will take place in Week 2 of Term 3. The object of the Retreat is to enable the boys to reflect on themselves, their life’s journey, and their relationship with each other and with God. It involves input sessions, small group discussions, liturgies and personal reflection.
Please complete and return the MCA National Tour Consent Form and other documentation by Monday 10 June prior to exam block so that arrangements can be made for health issues and dietary requirements. Thank you.