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Faith Matters

 
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Faith Matters
by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 7:57 AM
 

In the Archdiocese of Melbourne, this week we celebrate Catholic Education Week. What is your favourite thing about being involved in Catholic Education? Is it the values? Is it the sense of community? Is it the education in faith that our school provides? For me, it's the challenge of enabling young people to see who they are called to be, and both encouraging and empowering them to fulfil this potential. To believe that we are all gifts from a Creator God is to take on the responsibility to develop those gifts in the service of others, especially the marginalised. As we work with the young men of Marcellin, we strive each day to support them to develop their gifts and to do so with a consciousness that their success in life is dependant not simply on the mastering of a skill, but rather in their use of their gifts and privileges to reach out to those in need. Fundamental to the mission of our College is a commitment to forming "good Christians and good citizens” (St. Marcellin Champagnat). As we celebrate Catholic Education Week, let’s pause to give thanks for the ways that we - parents, staff and students - work together to ensure that our young men live their lives with hope in their futures and the power of God’s love to affect positive change in our world.