Opening Mass 202122/02/2021
The Year 12 cohort was privileged to be able to attend the annual Opening Mass on Friday 19 February in Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Mass this year looked vastly different to previous years, with only Year 12 students present. The importance of the day and the messages held the same significance as previous years, with interconnectedness and responding to the challenge of being stewards of God’s creation being the focus. We were thankful to be involved in the day.
Students reflected on the College’s 2021 theme Mercy for our Common Home. We considered what this looks like in today’s climate. Each student’s actions can make a difference and they can agitate for change, both locally and globally. Students are urged to live out Pope Francis’ message of being protectors for creation, one another and the environment.
Bishop Shane Mackinlay addressed the importance of dialogue in today’s world. We must take time to listen and hear what others are saying to live out our theme.
The College Dux of 2020, Joshua Prowse also addressed the students. He spoke about the importance of making the most of your time and resources. His advice is to work smarter, not harder, to help achieve the best results this year.
While it was disappointing that we were not able to celebrate with the whole school community, the Opening Mass was still a great way to start off the new school year.
Thank you to everyone involved, especially Bishop Shane, our local priests, Joshua Prowse and the musicians, speakers and readers.
Abby Perdon & Deanna Duane, Faith Captains