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Opening Mass: De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah

Posted by Angela Porro on 27 February 2019
Opening Mass: De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah

It was Matthew (18: 20) who wrote, "Where two or three people gather in my name, I am there with them." It was upon this premise that we gathered as a community at De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah Thursday, 14 February for our Commencement Mass and Leaders Investiture. This year, we celebrate 61 years in the life of our community, alongside the tercentenary of the death of St John the Baptist De La Salle, our patron. It was a joyous occasion as we gathered, united in faith, to mark the commencement of the new school year and to acknowledge our 2019 Student leaders. Students and staff gathered in prayer and song and were joined by many parents and special guests. The event showcased the fine young men of our College. We thank Brother Michael Porter and Brother Martin Blattman who we are privileged to have work closely with the students. We are also grateful to Brother John Cantwell who joined us for the mass and thank him for his support of the college.

I take this moment to reflect as the new Religious Education Coordinator. I feel privileged to be working in a Lasallian community, one which reaches out to those in need, and who inspires young people to become the best that they can be. Each year our College has a theme which underpins the work we do. This year, our theme is taken from Ephesians 4:2: "With humility and gentleness, with patience, bear with one another in love." When the theme was presented, I challenged our students to become young Lasallian men who have pride in their community, who reach their full potentials, and make a difference in this world.

Author: Angela Porro
About: Religious Education Coordinator, De La Salle Catholic College, Caringbah
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