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St Brendan’s College enters into Lent

15 March, 2023

Project Compassion – Lent Program

Lent is a time when we support the work of Caritas Australia in a special way through Project Compassion.  The annual campaign spans across the six weeks of Lent, and with your help we will be raising funds for the most marginalised communities from around the world.

In staying true to our touchstones and honouring the period of Lent, we as a community stand in solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable communities, to help end poverty, promote justice, and uphold dignity.  The theme of Project Compassion this year, is ‘For All Future Generations’. It reminds us that what we do today can have an impact For All Future Generations. This message invites us to step up for those who do not have the essential resources they need for their survival and those whose needs at this time are far beyond ours. By putting compassion into action, we can make a difference today, For All Future Generations

Mr Shane Peers, Assistant Principal – Identity, has distributed fundraising boxes to all PC classrooms.  We invite students to bring along some small change over the coming weeks to make big change in our fundraising efforts!

Catholic Schools Join together for Lent Liturgy

The Rockhampton Catholic Education Office invited schools in the diocese to share in a liturgy presided by Bishop Michael to start the start the season of Lent.  The College was represented on Tuesday by Ms Niamh Timlin, and Year 11 students Cameron Moran, Jackson Brom, Daniel Rees, and Samson Minto.

The key messaging in the liturgy was to encourage our young people to stand with and for those who are in need so that we all might start now to make a difference “For All Future Generations’.

Ash Wednesday

St Brendan’s College celebrated Ash Wednesday with a whole College assembly.  Lent is a time of preparation and an opportunity to go deeper with God. This means that it’s a time for personal reflection that prepares students’ hearts and minds for Good Friday and Easter.