2020 Term 1 Week 10

2020 Term 1 Week 10

From the Rector

This has been such an unusual school term. Who could have imagined how much our lives would change from February to April? Still, it is what it is, and we do the best we can. We do not know how long this stretch of our journey will be.

We give thanks for all our staff, students, and families who have done their best to adapt to this rapidly changing reality. We thank God especially for the generosity of those in the front line caring for those affected, seeking solutions, and making policy decisions for the good of all. We also pray for all who have been affected by this terrible virus.

As we begin to settle into routines of physical distancing and appreciate all that is evolving around us, we realise our interdependence and solidarity. We are one humanity. Every human person and every community contribute to this one, diverse, and interdependent humanity. No one is left out − no one of us can do without the others. Together we will overcome this crisis. We are all concerned, we all help each other overcome fears, and we all find ways to help those in need. Below is my message to the College community filmed earlier this week.

We will celebrate Holy Week and Easter in empty churches this year. The love of Jesus reconciles and unites us. We do encourage families to keep our Easter journey alive and have uploaded some information that may help people through Holy Week. On the Campion Library home page is an icon [Ignatian Spirituality]. This has useful online liturgy, prayer, and wellbeing resources. On SEQTA Learn is a [Faith and Service] icon where the Campus Ministry team has placed information on faith, service, and ideas from student leaders.

Some protect themselves to the point they cannot save others. Jesus saved others to the point He could not protect Himself. May this Easter be a time of heightened awareness of all that is most precious to us. May God bless you always.

Fr Peter Hosking SJ

OREMUS (Let us pray)

We remember all in our College community. May our prayers comfort those suffering at this time. May God’s blessing be a source of support in their sorrow and loss, and bring courage, patience, and hope.

“Ask and you shall receive … knock and the door will be opened unto you.”  (Matt 7:7)

If you would like someone to be remembered by the College community in prayer (even anonymously), please provide details to the Rector, class or Home Group Teacher, or Year Coordinator.