You changed my mourning into dancing.
You took off my funeral clothes
And dressed me up in joy
So that my whole being
Might sing praises to you and never stop.
Lord, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
Psalm 30 :11-12
It is not the case that we struggle and then are healed, once and for all. That might suggest that God's redemption is a commodity that believers could seek to manipulate liturgically. Rather, we seek God through the changeable rhythms of joyous praising and bitter wrestling. Faith is lived in a dance of mourning and rejoicing--a dance that is by turns brutal and lyrical, as the turbulent Hebrew meter of this poem might suggest. Belief means alternately challenging and submitting to One whose power to save cannot be bounded by our expectations.
Sisters of Mercy Angela Jordan and Trish Johnson are presenting a workshop to staff on Monday 24 April. The staff are looking forward to renewing our “lens” of fulfilling our mission with input from the sisters. Sr Angela was principal at Catholic High 1997-2001. Here is an outline of the day.
On Mercy Mission.
In reference to the Mission and Vision Statement of Marian Catholic College, Griffith, and to Steven Bevans SVD’s article, ‘The Mission has a Church – An Invitation to the Dance’, the participants will be asked to discuss and discover how Mission is ‘breathed’ in their own lives and how they assist it to be part of the lives of the children and parents with whom they come in contact.
There will be a segment on Catherine McAuley’s life and her sense of Mission. It will include a brief history of the Sisters of Mercy establishment and involvement in MCC. An explanation of ‘Mercy Works’, a foundation of the Sisters of Mercy and their Associates, will follow. The session will close with reflection and prayer centred around how this sense of Mission, promoting Mercy, and can be kept alive at MCC now and in the future.
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
The Marian Catholic College Council AGM was held last week the following parent representatives were returned: Mr Michael Ryan as Chairperson, Mrs Lindy Golden, Mr Simon Aventi, Ms Cassandra Turner and Mr Stewart McMaster. New members are Mrs Tracey Davidson, Mr Oscar Roche and Staff Representative is Mr Will Lyons. On behalf of Marian Catholic College I would like to thank the following parents for the commitment and service who are standing down. Mr Nigel Kennedy, Brendan Catanzariti and Mr Michael Favero.
ANZAC Day 2017 As is customary, all students are invited to represent the College at the march on Tuesday April 25. Students are to wear full winter uniform with blazers. Each year Marian has a large turn out and I am hoping for a similar number or bigger this year. Students will have their participation recorded as Community Service. The Pastoral Coordinators will be collecting names. Marian will be holding an ANZAC Assembly upon return to school next term on Friday 28 April in front of our College Lone Pine and Memorial at 10.15am.
Students return Wednesday April 26. Winter uniform including blazers but there will be one week changeover. The uniform shop will be open on Monday 24 April 8am -12pm.
Thank you everyone once again for a wonderful term of hard work and success, culminating in Harmony Day, Cabaret Show as well as our sports teams doing well.
Peace and Best Wishes