St. Mary’s was invited to the launch of Project Compassion Give Lent 100%. This special event was held at St. Stephen’s Cathedral on Shrove Tuesday, 5th March. Our elected School Leaders, Mrs Bonke-Greenhill and I attended the event, which was a very special occasion indeed.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge led a special liturgy for all of the schools attending and Tahleah (Our Youth Ministry Leader) received the Scroll for Commissioning for the work that we will do for Project Compassion this year. Afterwards, our students participated in some fun activities for Shrove Tuesday and they enjoyed morning tea provided by Rosie’s.
Project Compassion is a key component of our Lenten projects at St. Mary’s. In 2019, our School Leaders will be running various projects in order to raise money for this worthy cause. Justice is one of the four pillars outlined in our Values and Mission Statement, and it is also explored in the Religion curriculum this term. Each class will be watching videos provided by Caritas and discussing the ways that we can give Lent 100%. Embedded in each clip are opportunities for students to pause, reflect and share.
I am inspired by this quote from Pope Francis.
“The future does have a name, and its name is Hope.”
Each classroom has a donations box for Project Compassion. All donations will go to Caritas, to support the work they do for those less fortunate than ourselves. If you are interested in finding out more information Caritas and Project Compassion, please click on the link to their website. https://www.caritas.org.au/ This is the link to the video that we have shared with our students this week. https://lent.caritas.org.au/page/week-1#section-3