Celebrating Our Faith

Staff and students enjoy prayer and liturgy opportunities on many levels. Some of these opportunities include:

Daily Class Prayer

Pastoral Groups pray together every morning. Prayer is generally led by students and focuses on the needs or cause for thanks in our world, our families and our school.


Weekly School Prayer

Students lead staff and their fellow students in a weekly prayer and reflection time in the school Chapel before school once a week.

Eucharist and Liturgies

Staff and students are involved in celebrations of the Eucharist and other liturgies as classes, year levels and a whole school community.

Celebrations of the Eucharist together as a whole school community include:

  • The Opening School Mass
  • Founder’s Day Mass to celebrate the feast day of Mary MacKillop
  • Year 12 Graduation

Celebrations of liturgies together as a school community include:

  • Ash Wednesday Ceremony
  • Stations of the Cross Dramatisation
  • The Feast Day of St. Joseph
  • Anzac Day Reflection
  • World Environment Day Prayer
  • Remembrance of Sr Irene McCormack
  • The Feast Day of Our Lady Help of Christians
  • St. Joseph, Julian Tenison Woods and Mary MacKillop (JJAMM) Week Liturgy
  • Music, Multi Media, Art, Drama, Dance and Design (MMADD) Day
  • Hiroshima Day Peace Ceremony
  • National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week
  • Remembrance Day Reflection
  • Closing of School Year Celebration and Thanksgiving Liturgies

Reflection and Retreat Experiences

Girls from Years 7 to 11 have the opportunity to take a day away from the College for the purposes of a spiritual reflection and faith journey retreat. Girls work in groups with facilitators to reflect upon their own spiritual and faith journey. The Year 12 girls enjoy a residential retreat experience over three days.

A thematic approach is taken across the six year retreat journey of the girls as follows:

  • Year 7 - Belonging to Our Faith Community
  • Year 8 - Stewardship of God’s Creation
  • Year 9 - Looking Inside My Spirit
  • Year 10 - Called to Discipleship
  • Year 11 - Responding With Compassion
  • Year 12 - In the Footsteps of Jesus

Year 11 students have the option of doing a street retreat as well as their own reflection day.

 

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