Faith and Mission

Morning Mass 

Weekday Masses begin at 8:00am in the College Chapel, however, Wednesday morning Masses begin at 8:10am. At the start of Term 2, week day Masses will recommence on the Tuesday. Everyone from the Mazenod community is extended a warm invitation to attend this Mass.

 

Term Two: Wednesday Mass

 

Project Compassion

Students are asked to give generously to the Project Compassion box that is in their Form and support Caritas Australia this Lenten season themed “Give Lent 100%”.

 

As Pope Francis said, “The future does have a name… and its name is hope.”

 

Through your generosity during Project Compassion this year, you are empowering communities with hope and helping those in great need to shape a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Nguyet's Story

"Nguyet is a teenager living with a disability in a small town in Vietnam. She lived the first 14 years of her life isolated at home. Her disability restricted her movements and any chance of going to school..

Around 7% of people in Vietnam are living with a disability. They often have poorer health, fewer education and employment opportunities and higher poverty rates.

 

The future appeared bleak for Nguyet, until a Caritas Australia program, implemented by our partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) changed her life forever. Around 4,000 people have now benefitted from this inspiring Caritas program."

 

 

Lives change when we all give 100%. 

You can donate through Form boxes or by visiting:

 Caritas - Project Compassion

or phoning 1800 024 413

The Scripture of the Week

Passion Sunday, Sunday 14 April 2019

 

 Palm Sunday generates such mixed emotions in the believer’s heart. On the one hand, Jesus is honoured with great procession and song. We wave palm branches and celebrate with great hosannas. His arrival into Jerusalem is a huge success, and the tide seems to be moving in his favour. This is, of course, five days before they kill him. The Passion account conveys this mixture of triumph and tragedy all at once, the confusion of humanity’s response to the one before whom every knee should bend.

 

Do we follow him? Honour him? Betray him? Eradicate him? Our mood and commitment waver. Jesus never could count on his followers for the long haul. Yet God allows it all, allows Jesus to be brought low for a time, while exaltation is waiting in the wings. Our response may be in doubt, but the divine moment is always toward glory.

 

Where do you find yourself in the crowd: a follower, a worshipper, a schemer, or a deserter? What will you say to Jesus when he passes the place where you stand?

Thank You From Fr. Dileepa Jayamaha OMI

 

Fr Dileepa writing from his parish in central Sri Lanka reports, “We were able to donate an industrial filter to Nelubewa Hospital, Anuradhapura. It's a rural hospital away from town. They organized a small ceremony to thank all of us. I mentioned specifically how the students (from Mazenod) worked hard collecting dollar by dollar. They are waiting to see the next immersion group. God bless you.”

Mazenod College KeepCups

The College is proud to launch their very own KeepCups for you to purchase. This initiative was developed by the Sustainability & 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).

 

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”

Follow this link: 

Buy a KeepCup Now

 

Damian Wallis

Director of Faith and Mission