Faith and Mission

Morning Mass

Weekday Masses begin at 8:00am in the College Chapel however, Wednesday morning masses begin at 8:10am. These Masses are assigned a group of students who are involved in preparation and focus on a particular theme or feast day. Below is a table outlining this term’s Wednesday Masses. Everyone from the Mazenod community is extended a warm invitation to attend these Masses.

Term One: Wednesday Masses

 

Opening Mass

Wednesday’s Mass is at 9:30am and is in the Gymnasium. It is a whole school mass to celebrate the commencement of the school year. All parents, grandparents and friends of the College are welcome to join the College community for this Mass. The Mazza Mums are serving morning tea afterwards.  

Submission to the Plenary Council 2020

Over the past eight months, more than 40,000 people have generously shared their stories and experiences of life, faith and the Church with the Plenary Council. Those stories will help shape this historic process by forming the agenda for the Plenary Council sessions in 2020 and 2021. If you haven’t yet shared your story, you have until March 6, 2019 — Ash Wednesday — to do so.

 

To have your say and respond online please use the following link:

 

https://acu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bf379tGXeK9DkMt

 

This questionnaire may take around 10 minutes to complete. If you do not want to answer a question, move onto the next one. If you would like to submit a more detailed response, you are invited to upload additional files at the end of the submission. This can include longer documents, artwork, images or music.

 

If you are aged under 13, please have a parent or guardian complete the submission on your behalf. If you are aged 13 to 15, you will be asked in the submission for a parent or guardian email address for consent.

 

You can make your submission anonymously or you can provide your details.

The Plenary Council team will receive submissions online until 6 March 2019.

St Eugene de Mazenod on Compassion

“Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved ones who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.” Alphonsus Liguori

 

Eugene’s admiration for Alphonsus Liguori (who founded the Redemptorists) was contagious. His moral theology which stressed the compassion and mercy of God became the guiding principle of the Oblate approach to people – especially in the confessional and in ministering to the poor.

 

Eugene had adopted him as a patron for the Oblates and encouraged public devotion to this saint. As the building of the new church at the Calvaire in Marseille was nearing completion, he arranged for a statue of Alphonsus to be placed there.

 

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate were founded to serve the poor. Historically that foundation was also rooted in the Founder’s experience of the Cross, his sense of Mary as the special patroness of the poor, and his knowing that effective compassion and ministry can only come out of community. What does that mean for us today, seeking to live out that charism 200 years later?

 

“Christ has no body now on earth but yours,

no hands but yours,

no feet but yours,

yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion is to look out to the earth,

yours are the feet by which He is to go about doing good

and yours are the hands by which He is to bless us now.”    

- Saint Teresa of Avila

 

Damian Wallis

Director of Faith and Mission