Faith and Community

Holy Week 2022 commences April 10, Palm Sunday and concludes April 17, Easter Sunday.

This week, in the lead up to Holy Week, the College Celebrated the Stations of the Cross in the form of an online Liturgy.

The Stations of the Cross move us to join with the mental trauma and physical suffering of Jesus on his way to Calvary, and to invite us to encounter Jesus in our lives and times.

By his Cross and Resurrection Jesus made a New Creation.

The stations of the cross calls us to firstly remember and understand Jesus’ suffering and secondly, they call us to ongoing conversion.

Jesus transformed people in mind and heart and gave them the power to be in solidarity with each other, to forgive and make things right.

Jesus re-united humanity with the natural world claiming it as the common home of all people and all natural species.

This Way of the Cross still leads us to conversion. It is a medium of involvement.

We are called to be reconciled not only with our sisters and brothers but with ALL OF CREATION.

It helps us live with hope in our hearts.

This year as we walk the way of the cross, we will remember Jesus and the earth that he walked and we look forward to celebrating Holy Week, the most holy days in the Liturgical calendar.

Faith and Community Term One News

Catholic Education Week was recognised at Kolbe. Students participated in Art projects highlighting the theme, “The Way of the Gospel.” Student Leaders and staff attended the School’s Mass at St Patrick’s to represent KCC.

Every year this week highlight’s the importance of remembering those who have paved the way for us in Catholic Education and reminds us that we too are creating pathways to the future by our ongoing work today. A much-appreciated lunch was provided for staff on Friday 18th March.

It was wonderful to have the celebration of St Oscar Romero’s Feast Day on March 9th. Students attended Mass then were treated with a donut and drink.

Year 11 two-day retreat was a great success. Staff and students who attended reported great behaviour, participation and learning during these days. We had smaller groupings this year and no overnight component due to COVID restrictions at the time.

Friday Lunchtime Prayer has recommenced in the Chapel with our School student leaders running the sessions each week.

The College community participated in the ECSI surveys this term. This occurs every four years and gives valuable insight into the College’s attitudes and beliefs around Catholic Identity enabling us to focus on relevant future planning and providing direction for the Leadership Team.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey.

The Religious Education department is continuing its participation in the MACS Partnering to Learn Project which provides us with funding to allow staff to continue to work on revamping the RE Curriculum including the Pedagogy of Encounter and the Dialogue approach to learning and teaching in this domain.

Upcoming ANZAC day event

Kolbe Catholic College will be leading the readings at the local Craigieburn ANZAC memorial celebration this year.

Service will commence: 10:00 am                                                                                                   
Service will conclude:10:45 am
Location:Craigieburn ANZAC Park North-East corner (off Windrock Avenue)


A Prayer in Preparation for Easter

A Blessing for Absence - by John O'Donohue

May you know that absence is full of tender presence

and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten.

May the absences in your life be full of eternal echo

May you sense around you the secret Elsewhere which holds

the presences that have left your life.

May you be generous in your embrace of loss.

May the sore of your grief turn into a well of seamless presence.

May your compassion reach out to the ones we never hear

from and may you have the courage to speak out for the

excluded ones.

May you become the gracious and passionate subject of your own life.

May you not disrespect your mystery through brittle words or false belonging.

May you be embraced by God in whom dawn and twilight

are one and may your longing inhabit its deepest dreams

within the shelter of the Great Belonging.


From the Principal


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