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‘Open Hearts, Open Hands, Open Minds’, St Ursula’s theme for the Year

16 February, 2024

Open Hearts, Open Hands, Open Minds

St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon, held our Welcome Mass on Thursday 1 February. It was a wonderful celebration of our College theme for 2024, ‘Open Hearts, Open Hands, Open Minds’. With our focus on the College value of Hospitality, Fr Matthew Moloney asked us all to be “excellent hosts by having a loving heart, an open ear, and eyes that see Christ in each person who crosses the threshold.” As St Pope John Paul II said, “Only those who have opened their hearts to Christ can offer a hospitality that is never formal or superficial but identified by ‘gentleness’ and ‘reverence’ (cf. 1 Pet. 3:15).”

Just like Jesus, Nano Nagle welcomed others into her warm parlour and her inclusive classrooms, always acknowledging the dignity of those with whom she came into contact. It is in reaching out to the ‘other’ that we become the face of Jesus. Our Mass celebrated these themes, and we thank Fr Matthew, all of our singers and musicians, our College leaders and everyone who helped in any way to make this such a wonderful celebration of our Presentation identity.