College MinistryMarch 13, 2020
The Church season of Lent began on Wednesday, 26 February with Ash Wednesday. We gathered as a College community and participated in a prayer service.
Lent is a penitential season of prayer, self-denial and helping others. In this way, the whole Church prepares for Easter, the major Christian liturgical feast of the year.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast (one main meal) and abstinence (no meat). The law of fasting binds those who have completed their eighteenth year, until the beginning of their sixtieth year; the law of abstinence binds those who have completed their fourteenth year (Code of Cannon Law 97, 1251-52).
Our Lenten focus for Project Compassion this year is to raise as much money for Caritas Australia to continue to offer hope to the most vulnerable communities here in Australia, as well as overseas.
“Through your generosity during Project Compassion this year, you are empowering communities with hope and helping those in great need to shape a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Let’s go further together!” (www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion)
Please look out for information regarding our Easter Raffle, as all funds raised will be donated to this worthy cause.
I have spoken to all Year 10 & Year 11 students regarding the Mercy in Action, Making a Difference (MIA MAD) program. As the year progresses, students in all other Year levels will be notified regarding the expectations for the completion of the MIA MAD program. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.
Head of Faith and Mission