Our Catholic Beliefs and Values
The Jubilee Year of Mercy came to a conclusion on the Feast of Christ the King, on Sunday, 20th November. Catholics over the past year have been challenged to be the face of God’s mercy in the world and to show that mercy is the foundation of the Church’s life. They were to show the world that Christians everywhere must build societies that live and breathe mercy. Over the past year, mercy lived in governments that opened their borders to refugees, schools and parishes that worked to provide food for the hungry, and in the hearts of contrite people who took the sacrament of reconciliation. Our prayer this month is the prayer that was said before the Dismissal for the Closing Celebration of the Holy Year of Mercy. The words “restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored” invoke us to continue to make mercy a central aspect of our lives as Christians.
Show us your mercy, Lord
and come to the aid of your people
who call upon you as their shepherd and guide;
restore what you have created
and keep safe what you have restored.
Through Christ our Lord.
With the approach of Advent it is traditional for Rosminians to start to bring along Christmas Goodies for the Families at De Paul House. There is a Wish List below so that you can target your buying. Don’t forget the Christmas present as well as foodstuffs. Let’s ensure that Charity fulfilling the Law makes Christmas for these Families a really joyous time. Please bring your goodies to the office or to Foster Cook 2. Many thanks in your ongoing support for De Paul House.
Congratulations to Year 13 Prefect and Young Vinnie, Michael Young (17) of Murrays Bay who has received a Founder Award. The Blessed Rosalie Award is presented to a student who exemplifies the spirit of Blessed Rosalie Rendu. This is the first time this Award has been given and Michael was one of four recipients. Congratulations Michael!
Our Catholic Beliefs and Values
· We are committed to the protection of all of life, in all stages. We pray for the protection of all of human life, from the moment of conception until natural death. We also work to strive to respect the dignity of every human being and to eliminate prejudice, oppression, poverty, violence and injustice.
Many of us will remember a song that was popular many years ago entitled, ‘You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee’ by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Sadly, in the present day, millions of people, out of desperation, have to live as refugees. The civil war in Syria has forced hundreds of thousands of innocent people to flee their homeland and those who cannot flee, live in fear for their lives every day. The world they live in reeks of oppression, poverty, violence and injustice, where few, it seems, respect their dignity and their right to live in peace.
Pope Francis has asked people all over the world to join together in solidarity for the people of Syria, by praying for peace in that country. Below is a prayer entitled Syria Peace is Possible that thousands of Christians around the world have prayed recently, in solidarity with the people of Syria. Please join in this prayer.
Lord our God,
Father of all humanity,
Change the hearts of all peoples and their rulers,
so that peace may be established among the nations
on the foundation of justice, love and righteousness.
May the Spirit of Peace descend upon the people of Syria
and upon our world
until all conflicts cease
and peace reigns on earth.
On Monday, 17th October the following Year 12 students were presented with their Young Vinnies badges by Rosmini College’s Headmaster, Mr Nixon Cooper at Assembly – Keefe-Jordan Durney, Ander Castelltort, Romwell Ramos, Vince Say, Jose Lauro, Amro Wadee, Chris Macdonald, James Malik, Michael Sholji, Fady Ghazzi and Preston Mackay.