Our Year 12 students complete their Higher School Certificate examinations on Monday. They will then eagerly await their results at the end of the year. I hope each of our students have finished their examinations with a strong sense of satisfaction with their efforts. Thank you to the families and community members who have supported them in prayer and encouragement during this time. These students will also be looking forward to their formal on 15 November at Dolton House, Darling Wharf.
November is the month of remembrance of the dead. The Church’s calendar begins the month by celebrating All Saints’ Day followed by All Souls’ Day.
All Saints’ Day is the feast when we commemorate all those we know who may never be publically proclaimed on the canon or list of saints but who nonetheless are in heaven. Some of them may only be known to God. Others are people whose love, sacrifice, and fidelity we have seen for ourselves and who have inspired us.
All Souls’ Day is an opportunity to thank God for those who have died, and to commend some of our family and friends to God’s mercy and forgiveness, while praying for healing of memories and the gift of peace.
(Preaching to the Converted, Fr Richard Leonard sj)
We will particularly remember those who have died when we pause as a nation on Monday….the 11th of the 11th at 11am to recall the end of World War One. As a College community, we will stop to mark this special day, Remembrance Day.