St Eugene de Mazenod Feast
This week we celebrated the Feast of Saint Eugene de Mazenod on Wednesday 21 May. St Eugene died on 21 May 1861. Like all Oblates, St Eugene had a special devotion to Our Lady. In a pastoral letter that he wrote in 1859 he contributes to Christ the graces obtained through Mary’s intercession:
“The only reason we address our prayers to her with such confidence is so that she will intercede for us with her divine Son who is the only author of all grace.” - Christmas Pastoral, 1859
Meditation on St Eugene and Mary
Weekday Masses begin at 8:00am in the College Chapel, however, Wednesday’s morning Masses begin at 8:10am is being hosted by Gerard. Wednesday’s Mass will also acknowledge Reconciliation Week. Everyone from the Mazenod community is extended a warm invitation to attend any of these weekday Masses.
Term Two: Wednesday Masses
Young Vinnies Can Drive For The Shopfront
The Shopfront is a Life Link agency for the Archdiocese of Perth providing much needed relief and hospitality for the poor and homeless.
This week each Form Room would have received a Hamper List for The Shopfront Can Drive. Each Form is asked to collect as much non-perishable food items as possible. In particular need at the moment is two minute noodles and tin food. Old blankets and sleeping bags would also be appreciated. Please be generous as all food collected will be distributed to the homeless of Perth by The Shopfront in Maylands. The Can Drive will run for two weeks.
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