A central part of existing within a Catholic School community is our focus on support for and solidarity with those members of our local, national and international communities who need our love, charity and mercy.
Christ, in his Missionary Church, calls us to be a servant people, giving freely to others and showing agape (unbounded brotherly/sisterly love for all we encounter). On Wednesday, 23 August, the student leaders of the College Joe Killalea (C), Pamela Obeid (C), Rita Khoury (VC) and George Khalil (VC) attended a gathering for Young Lasallians.
This group, along with peers from all Lasallian Catholic Colleges across Sydney came together for one cause: the perpetuation of peace in our world. Our students worked together to consider the ways we as a College may mark the International Lasallian Days of Peace between 21 September and 21 October. Our students in their creativity and deep faith arrived at four significant ideas: providing the opportunity for students to affirm each other, engage in individual confession and celebrate in prayer, the importance of and yearning for peace in our world.
These students, in their word and action, lived the ethos of the College in their interaction with their peers, Youth Ministers, and teachers. In their approach, they presented themselves to be well-rounded models of Catholic Teaching, who express a deep sense of commitment to spreading the message and Mission of Jesus.
On behalf of the College, I wish to thank these students for their participation at this event and for their commitment to the Lasallian Mission at work within our school.
Matthew Woolaston, teacher from Holy Spirit Catholic College Lakemba.