Blessings, the Lord has Risen!
This weekend we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, the day the wind swirled and wisps of flame descended upon the heads of the Apostles in the upper room in Jerusalem. Pentecost is a significant date in the Church calendar, some refer to it as the birthday of The Church. However, it is a day to celebrate the living Spirit of the Catholic Church and God’s awesome power enlivening the Church with fire.
This term began with Grace and Caitlin, our College Captains attending the ANZAC Day ceremony and laying a wreath to acknowledge the sacrifices of the men and women of service. It was a moving occasion to attend, alongside many other schools and organisations that are intrinsic to our community.
The recent installation of the statue of St. Maximilian Kolbe was a significant occasion, bringing the first phase of the College’s vision of Catholic iconography to fruition. It has been wondrous to see the students engage with the statue of St. Maximilian as well as the conversations and questions that have resulted from this installation. I look forward to the blessing of this statue as part of the celebrations of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Feast Day in August.
As always, we look forward to the next key moment in our calendar. Next week we will celebrate Chisholm Feast Day by gathering the staff and students of Chisholm House together for Mass. Finally, we will conclude the term with a Celebration of Culture Week. This will be a significant occasion to celebrate and acknowledge the cultures of our college community.
Peace and all good things!
Director of Faith & Community