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Ash Wednesday assembly renews our passion for peace - 05 March 2014

A special Ash Wednesday assembly took place this week in the Good Samaritan Centre, where the school joined in prayer, song and reflection to mark the beginning of Lent.

This time is set aside each year for us to renew our passion for peace. It is a time of prayer, fasting and ‘almsgiving’ (giving to the poor) for Catholics.

The Ash Wednesday tradition of having our foreheads marked with ashes was a moving and peaceful component of the assembly.

The ash used this year was produced from palms burnt at the Grotto, and were also used in the 2013 Easter liturgy.

Celebration was another theme of the assembly.

Students, staff and guests enjoyed an engaging address by student speaker, Lucy Moffett who spoke about the importance of empowering women ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March).

Lucy spoke of embracing the ‘awkward’ transition from teenage years to womanhood, quoting Marilyn Monroe, who said, “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

Ms Anderson presented Miss Catherine O’Rourke with the 2014 Lourdes Hill College International Women’s Day Woman of the Year award, for her significant and ongoing contributions to the College in her role as President of Past Pupils’ Association.

Congratulations Miss O’Rourke and thank you for being a wonderful ambassador for the College.

Finally, congratulations to the following students who were announced as 2014 Service Captains.

Service Group Captains
Amnesty Human Rights Group Annika Cameron & Victoria Courtney
Health Promoting Services Hannah Arnold & Lucy Sha
L'Arche Eilish Macarthur, Laura Ricca & Madison Rose
Outreach Katie Endean & Kahli Jones
STAR Lucy McKenna
Indigenous Captain Telischa Parfitt
SPARC Gretyl Lunn & Jacqueline Rashad
Vinnies Michelle Killalea & Tadaya Mujdrica

 


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