All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
|22 - 28 May 2022||Laudato Si Week|
|1 June 2022||Chisholm Feast Day Mass|
|9 June 2022||Year 12 Reflection Day|
|15 June 2022||Dunlop Feast Day Mass|
|19 June 2022||Refugee Week|
|26 June 2022||National Reconciliation Week|
Term two is just flying by and the students at Kolbe Catholic College have been immersed in their journey in Faith Classes for this term. I invite you to have a conversation with your students about what they have been learning in class.
St Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan Friar who connects us in a special way to St Francis of Assisi. Our current Pope, Francis, is the first Pope to have taken the name Francis and Francis of Assisi is known for his amazing connection to all of creation and for listening to the call to repair and build my Church on earth. At KCC we are committed to doing this in our daily lives as a Faith Community.
This week is:
Pope Francis invites Catholic communities around the world to participate in Laudato Si’ Week 2022.
The theme for the week is “Listening and Journeying Together.” The eight-day global event will be guided by the following quote from Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’:
“Bringing the human family together to protect our common home” (LS 13).
The week-long global event will mark the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis' landmark encyclical on creation care and unite the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to listen and respond to the cry of God’s creation.
Comprising nearly one-fifth of the world’s population organized in some 220,000 parishes worldwide, the Catholic Church can play a powerful role in solving the dual challenges of the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
Each day of the week will be highlighted by a global event held in-person, online, or a combination of the two. The events will highlight Catholic teaching on biodiversity, responding to the cry of the poor, divestment, education, and eco-spirituality.
At Kolbe Catholic college we are committed to reducing our waste and implementing more sustainable practises through the student leadership, shown by the Plan for the Planet Team this year. Stay tuned for more updates from this amazing group of students.
We are all part of God’s creation, and we are called to protect our common home, planet earth.
For ideas about how you can be involved in this initiative please see the links below.
Thank you for supporting this initiative and for supporting Faith and Community at Kolbe Catholic College.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. I love to have a chat!
God bless you and your families,
Ms Caith Malone
Director of Faith and Community