Faith and Mission

Morning Mass

Weekday Masses begin at 8:00am in the College Chapel, however, Wednesday morning Masses begin at 8:10am. This coming Wednesday’s Mass is being hosted by Cebula. Everyone from the Mazenod community is extended a warm invitation to attend this Mass.

 

Term Two: Wednesday Masses

 

Year 12 Retreat Day

 

Thursday 2 May was the annual Year 12 Retreat Day in Kalamunda. The challenge of the day for the boys was how to embed compassion and charity into their everyday lives as they make the transition to life after school. The Year 12 cohort was asked to reflect on how they can live selfless lives and to commit themselves to the service of others throughout their lives. After attending Mass, which was celebrated by Fr McMahon at the Holy Family Church, the boys spent the morning participating in two out of nine small groups workshops that were on offer. These workshops ranged from learning about The Shopfront in Maylands and its work with the homeless, to assisting in the Year 2 classroom at Mary’s Mount Primary school with an art lesson, as well as participating in a mindfulness session at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre. The workshops covered areas concerning Social Justice, Service and Personal Development.

 

The final session of the day was held in the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre and our keynote speaker was Paris Mitchell. Paris talked to Year 12 students about the ways in which people that are struggling with addiction and mental health issues can find positive ways of moving forward and overcome what they are struggling with. He utilized his own personal story to show how it is possible to make massive personal changes. Paris spoke about his belief in the capacity that everyone has within themselves to transform their lives, create new habits and develop ways of being and feeling connected and engaged with the community.

 

Thank you to the students for their engagement and participation, Head of Year 12 Mr Frank, teachers and College Staff who participated as well as students and staff at Mary’s Mount Primary School, Fr Suresh and the Kalamunda Parish and the various presenters, Paris Mitchell, Karen Haddon, Damian Walsh, Patrick Wallis (class of 2013) and Tim Wallis (class of 2017). Without these people, it would not have been possible to successfully run the Retreat Day for the boys.

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).

 

Follow this link:

Buy a KeepCup Now

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

Director of Faith and Mission