From the Principal

Provincial Council Visit

This week, Fr Michael Twigg OMI visited the College in the capacity of representing the Provincial, Fr Christian Fini OMI. Annually the Provincial or his delegate from the Provincial Council visits each of the Oblate ministries in the province in an official way to support the work of the ministry. In Australia, the ministries are the Oblate schools, Oblate parishes and Oblate outreach organisations. We are most fortunate to have the support of the Provincial Council in our mission as an Oblate school living the charism of St Eugene de Mazenod. 

 

‘We are a work in progress’

Fr Twigg celebrated Wednesday morning Mass this week which was hosted by Year 9 students. In relating the day’s Gospel to the Year 9 upcoming Rite Journey, Fr Twigg spoke about us all being a work in progress, especially when we are young. Sometimes it is more ‘work’ than ‘progress’ but it was important to use personal reflection, the good guidance of others and a commitment to Gospel values to help with making good decisions and setting direction in life. It is estimated that each of us makes approximately 35, 000 conscious decisions per day - staggering to think!

 

Mazenod Old Boys Association

On Wednesday evening, the Mazenod Old Boys Association held their executive election. Congratulations to John Keogh (Class of 2004) on being elected to the role of President of the Association. The College wishes him well in the position and we look forward to working with John and the Mazenod Old Boys Association. I thank Leo Conti (Class of 1982), the outgoing president, for his vision and passion in leading the Association over the past 5 years.  Leo has been a great supporter of the College, as well as the Old Boys, and has overseen the growth of the Association.

 

Enjoy your week ahead.

 

“I looked for happiness outside of God and, to my sorrow, looked there for too long.” – St Eugene de Mazenod

 

Andrew Watson

Principal