The MAMI quarterly Newsletter gives you the opportunity to keep up with the work of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate here in Australia and abroad.
Weekday Masses begin at 8:00am in the College Chapel. Wednesday morning Mass this coming week is at 8:10am and will be hosted by Year 11 and 12 Immersion students. All parents, students, teachers and friends of the College are warmly welcomed to attend Mass in the College’s Chapel.
Term 3 Wednesday Masses
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). It exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.
ACYF Website: https://youthfestival.catholic.org.au/
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival exists to:
- Provide a high-quality formative and experiential opportunity for young Catholics to encounter Jesus Christ, in the context of the Catholic Church in Australia;
- Listen to and discuss the issues and challenges in the lives of young Catholics in Australia;
- Evangelise young people and empower them to be evangelists;
- Provide young people with local examples and connections of vocations, social action, liturgy and prayer, catholic music and catechesis.
The Archdiocese of Perth is hosting the next event from December 8-10 2019 on behalf of the ACBC. Approximately 9:30am – 8:30pm each day.
The College plans to take many students from Years 9 – 12 to the Catholic Youth Festival. Mazenod will provide supervision as well as transport throughout the Festival. There will be further information published in the next couple of weeks as well as a call for expressions of interest from the students. Students from Mazenod College Victoria and Iona College Queensland will also be staying at the College for the duration of the Festival.
Mazenod College KeepCups
The College is proud to launch their very own KeepCups for you to purchase. This initiative was developed by the Sustainability and Environment portfolio of the College and Campus ministry.
As part of promoting KeepCups to the College, the Young Vinnies will give 30% off the price of hot chocolates when a student purchases a hot chocolate with their KeepCup.
($1 instead of the usual $1.50).
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Part of the proceeds of the sale will also go to Oblate missionary work in India, Sri Lanka and China.
KeepCup is the world’s first barista standard reusable cup. Purchasing a KeepCup for students is a practical and easy way to reduce waste and carbon emissions.
Takeaway coffee cups are lined on the inside with a plastic film, making them notoriously difficult to recycle. And most never even make it there no matter what bin you put them in because recycling streams are usually contaminated by supposedly ‘compostable’ or ‘biodegradable’ cups and lids that never actually compost or biodegrade because most places don’t have the infrastructure to do it.
Pope Francis, inspires and challenges us: “Each of us also has a responsibility for others and for the future of our planet”.
Damian Wallis (83)
Director of Faith and Mission