Posted by De La Salle College Revesby
on 2 July 2021
Recently, De La Salle Catholic College Revesby celebrated it's annual Founder's Day to celebrate our Lasallian history and raise funds for Jubilee Catholic High School Hohola, a Lasallian school in Papua New Guinea who are most grateful for our assistance in providing high education resources as their education system expands.
The day began with a beautiful Mass celebrated by Father Salas and a reflection on being a Lasallian by Br Adrian Watson. Brothers Collin Griffin and Paul Rogers were in attendance, while Mr Merv McCormack, Executive Director of Lasallian Mission Council spoke to the community and gave a moving tribute to Mr Logue.
Prior to the Mass, Mrs Collins (Lasallian Facilitator) had prepared a video informing students about how their fundraising money would make a difference in the lives of others, while the reflection video prepared by Juan (Lasallian Youth Minister) highlighted the theme for the year and how it is lived out at the College.
Part of the Mass recognised a number of boys for their special contribution to 'Christian Mission, faith in action' and they received a Lasallian star from Mr McCormack and Mr Logue. Fr Salas also commissioned our new Lasallian Youth Leaders who are charged with bringing to life this mission by leading retreats and assisting with social justice initiatives. The Lasallian tradition at the College, is deeply connected to our Lasallian charism which has at the heart a care for the "last, the lost and the least". A day like Founder's Day connects students to this charism and provides an opportunity for the boys to live out the three Lasallian pillars of Faith, Service and Community.
After Mass, we set up food stalls and a variety of activities including inflatable rides to raise much needed funds and the boys participated wholeheartedly in the day's events which culminated in a Year 12 house vs house obstacle course. Many thanks to all the staff and students for your participation, great school spirit and organisation of the day.