Dear members of the St Greg’s family,
Last week we celebrated Champagnat Day as a community. It began with the inaugural Marcellin Walk, held through the suburb of Gregory Hills on Sunday 4 June. The developers, in collaboration with the Marist Brothers, have named some significant landmarks in the suburb, recognising the history of the College. I would like to recognise the work of parent, Ben Smith, for his vision and drive to make this event come to life and to Mrs Clarke for her support.
On Tuesday, at the Mass celebrated by Bishop Brian Mascord, he challenged us with several things. Firstly, he encouraged us to listen and to be inspired by St Marcellin’s example, his values, commitment to education and to his love and trust in God. We were challenged to seek wisdom, to foster a spirit of community, building relationships on trust and care for one another. Finally, the importance to serve, and to do so with humility, is something at the heart of any Marist community. It was a wonderful reminder to all about what we strive for as a faith-filled community.
Mrs Ivancic also gave a report on her recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land and to the Marist headquarters in Rome before heading to the birthplace of the Marist family, the Hermitage and its surrounds in southern France.