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Founder's Day at Francis Douglas Memorial College

Posted by Anna Zsigovits-Mace on 13 June 2017
Founder's Day at Francis Douglas Memorial College

Friday 2nd of June was the day we celebrated our Founder. The day started with Mass at our Parish Church, St Joseph's New Plymouth celebrated by Fr Tom Lawn, an Old Boy from FDMC. On this day we all focused on those in need and part of our Offertory is for the FoodBank and the contributions from the boys and staff overflowed the Sanctuary.

Our newly formed choir were outstanding in leading the singing and the Mass was the perfect celebration for the life of St John Baptist De La Salle. One of our students, Bailey Kuklinski gave the homily and he spoke eloquently about how we all have the responsibility to help shape the future.

This was the Oratory Bailey performed in our O'Shea Bishop's Shield competition. After the Offertory, we returned to school for our Haka House competition where the boys competed fiercely and with pride for those very valuable House points.

It was lovely to share our day with representatives from our Lasallian schools, John Paul College in Rotorua and De La Salle, Mangere in Auckland as well as our Sister school, Sacred Heart Girls' College New Plymouth.


(L-R) Brother Sir Patrick Lynch, Brother Visitor David Hawke, representatives from the New Plymouth Foodbank and Brother Adrian Watson.Daniel Chow, our Lasallian Captain being presented with a certificate of thanks by Brother Adrian Watson from Caritas in recognition of the work of our Lasallian Youth Leaders in organising activities to raise money for the Lenten Appeal this year. The offerings from the school for the New Plymouth Foodbank. As always the generosity of the boys and their families is amazing and the sanctuary was overflowing with gifts of food.



Author:Anna Zsigovits-Mace
About: Director of Religious Studies, Francis Douglas Memorial College
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