This year the Caritas Challenge is back and we are running an 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Basketball marathon. There is also an additional task of boys carrying a water bucket 100 times around the Rosmini Field!
The event is great fun with a sausage sizzle afterwards for everyone who attends.
To sign up grab a permission slip from your Form Teacher or from the School Office.
Bring your signed permission slip back to the School office to receive your Sponsorship Form and this will grant you admission on the day.
The Challenge is on Saturday, 1st April.
This year our donations are going towards alleviating poverty in the Pacific Islands.
So sign up to have fun and make a difference!
Our Catholic Beliefs and Values
Just as it was the Holy Spirit that moved the apostles to spread the Gospel in word and action, it is the work of the Holy Spirit that moves us to listen and respond, in God’s name, to the cry of the poor. Poverty comes in many forms. The ‘poor’ are all who lack the necessities in life for contentment. Therefore in our own society and throughout the world there are the poor in faith, in love, in affirmation, in education etc as well as the poor in physical needs, such as food, clothing and shelter.
Lord, during this time of Lent
we are called to refresh our relationship with you
through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Help us to make prayer,
for ourselves and other,
a daily experience.
May we give our time freely to others
whose needs are for human contact and support.
May we also be more willing to give to those
who are lacking in the physically necessities of life.
We ask all of these things through
Christ our Lord.
Our Catholic Beliefs and Values
Over the course of the year we will look at these beliefs and values in the light of our school theme: “The Lord hears the cry of the poor. Blessed be the Lord” and how we express them in our everyday lives.
Below are the first two beliefs that Catholics profess:
For thousands of years God’s people, who had left the harmony of the Garden of Eden to live in a broken, sinful world, cried out to Him to save them. God heard this cry and sent his only son, Jesus, to offer us once more a share in God’s kingdom. Now we share once more in the reign of God we also share a responsibility to spread God’s reign. One obvious way to do this is to listen and respond to the cry of the poor today, in God’s name.
Lord, in your name we are called
to hear the cry of the poor.
However there are times
when we are so concerned about ourselves
that we are deaf to the needs of others.
We ask for the gift of your Spirit
that our ears and hearts
may be open to the needs of others every day.
“The Lord hears the cry of the poor. Blessed be the Lord”.
Explanation: This theme is taken from Psalm 34. As Christians, *we* are the eyes and ears of the Lord when the poor cry out in need. It is the Lord who works through us every time we respond to the poor and needy, in our local community, our nation and in the world.
On Saturday, 10th December a number of Rosmini College’s Catholic Character and Young Vinnies students volunteered to help out the SKY TV Special Children’s Christmas Party held at Greenlane’s Auckland Showgrounds. The students who volunteered were Keefe-Jordan Durney, Amro Wadee, Chris Macdonald, James Malik, Mina Ibrahim, Jacob Snellaert, Matthew Mansoor, Ryan Orense and Salam Iwaz.