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MARIST COLLEGE ASHGROVE 1940 - 2020

Reflection

God of power and Lord of mercy,

From whose fullness we have all received, 

Direct our steps in our everyday efforts.

May the changing moods of the human heart and the limits which our failings impose on hope never blind us to you, source of all that is good.

Let us find time to be in the stillness with you, to be in the joy that you bring, and to be with the everlasting hope that is your promise. 

Amen

Game Changers

The Game Changers groups continue to offer opportunities for students to develop their leadership and their faith, through a uniquely Marist program.

 

On October 16-17, Year 10 Game Changers students participated in the La Valla Leadership Experience, a combination of online and in-person activities. Our Ashgrove boys interacted with other Game Changers students from across Australia, as they explored how the Christian Tradition and Marist identity informs their leadership. 

 

The Year 7 Game Changers group also explored leadership in their recent meetings. The boys listed the values and characteristics of good leaders, and produced the following list:

  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Makes choices for the benefit of others
  • Makes good choices
  • Sets a good example
  • Step up when others won’t
  • Makes sacrifices
  • Courageous
  • Does good for others

Game Changers is a Catholic youth ministry program for students in Marist schools. It seeks to form Christian leaders by making Jesus Christ known and loved among them. Highlighted by a strong sense of family spirit and community, regular meetings, faith formation experiences and service opportunities, students are invited to become game changers through their participation in the program.

 

 

Chaplain’s Corner

The Gospel reading for the 30th Sunday, October 25, contains the great commandment Jesus gave us to love God and to love one another as ourselves. The verse that ‘you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind’ can be broken down into its three elements: heart, soul and mind. 

  1. Loving God with your heart requires a deep commitment to give yourself daily to God, accepting that all things flow from God and return to God.
  2. Loving God with your soul allows you to reflect and contemplate God and to pray constantly and with sincerity and gratitude.
  3. Lastly, loving God with your mind compels you to give both your head and heart to God.

Our mind is often caught up in logical and rational thought and can easily embrace the ‘prove it to me’ mentality. However, loving God with one’s mind requires a deep humility to accept that God exceeds our understanding and is beyond the depth of the human intellect. 

 

How do you love God each day – with heart, soul and mind?

 

St Marcellin Champagnat, pray for us.

St Mary of the Cross, pray for us.

Mary, our Good Mother, pray for us.

And may we always remember to pray for one another.

 

 

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal 2020

 

Wednesday morning Mass

Students, parents, staff and other members of the College community are warmly invited to attend Mass on Wednesday mornings in the College Chapel.

 

Wednesday term time 8:00am

Chapel of Our Lady and St Marcellin