The Season of Lent was marked by Mass and distribution of Ashes on Ash Wednesday. The JC Hall was full to capacity with students who had chosen to take part in this Liturgy. Fr Barrie Mackenzie kindly celebrated the Mass for us, in which we offered special prayers for the happy repose of the soul of Fr Seamus Doyle. Students prepared the readings and bidding prayers and led the music.
During this penitential season, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their relationship with God and each other and focus on the theme of ‘Reconciliation’ with the Sacrament of Reconciliation being offered during Holy Week by visiting clergy.
During Lent, we are focusing our efforts on supporting the work of Missio, the Catholic Church’s official charity for overseas mission. They bring the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty and uncertainty in the world, and where the Church is new, young or poor.
Missio empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith and we train and nurture future leaders so that the vital work of the Church in the world can take place.
We are also supporting the work of Jo Plumb and the Diocesan Mission in Peru.
Stations of the Cross are being prayed around the College each Friday and during student led liturgies, we are building up our Lenten deserts, reflecting on the Gospel themes from each Sunday of this Liturgical Season.
With the leadership of Spiritual Depth and the Youth SVP, we are focusing our Lenten almsgiving by having a weekly; Missio Monday, Toilet Roll Tuesday (For the Diocesan Refugee project) and Food-Bank Friday.
Our Annual Easter Egg raffle will be to support Missio and the Peru Mission