On Wednesday, we celebrated Grandparents at our morning Mass. It was heartening to see so many young men escorting their grandparents to the Chapel for the morning. Following Mass, we held a morning tea. Fr McMahon, in his homily, spoke about the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren, highlighting the symbiotic relationship they bridge between the wisdom and knowledge of time and the know-how in the present moment. At the end of his homily, Fr McMahon recited a poem written by a Mazenod student in honour of grandparents:
Grandparents Day Poem
Grandparents are special people
with wisdom and pride.
They are always offering love and kindness
and are always there to guide.
They often make you feel so confident
Their arms are always open
no matter what you did wrong.
They try to help out in every way
that they can.
They love all their grandchildren the same
whether you’re a child, woman or man.
They are always there to listen
and to lend a helping hand.
They show you respect
and they try to understand.
They give their love, devotion and so much more,
that’s easy to see.
Grandparents, what perfect examples
of the kind of person that we should be.
The entrepreneurial skills of our Year 8 -10 Commerce students were on display during today’s lunch in the many stalls operating in the Quadrangle. Like the Ancient World Day and Water Expo, Market Day is looked forward to by our students, having both educational and fun aspects to the event. Market Day helps support the St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Appeal.
This weekend, we host two further important events in the Mazenod calendar. Tonight, we honour personal excellence in sport with the Sportsman’s Dinner. This is a true celebration of the role sport plays in the life of Mazenod. Sport moves us to be our best, to work together, to exercise our talents and support our overall wellbeing. Well done to all students being recognised for their outstanding contribution to Mazenod sport!
Mazenod Old Boys Memorial Mass
November 1-2 feature prominently in the Church’s liturgical calendar. All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day bring us together to remember our loved ones who have passed away. Tomorrow afternoon the Old Boys’ Association will host Mass in the Chapel and a remembrance gathering alongside the Memorial and Peace Garden. All members of the community are most welcome to join the generations of Mazenod families in remembering Mazenod students who have died. Light refreshments will be served after Mass which starts at 5:30pm.
Enjoy the weekend.