In the privileged life which we enjoy here at St. Dominic’s every day brings its own share of good things and, of course, things which can be tough.
Yesterday’s beautiful Mass for the Investiture of student leaders brought us all together around the aspirations of a young Christian Dominican Community. Every person who spoke or read a prayer had something to offer us. Rev Fr. James Valledares, our celebrant, repeated his refrain a number of times, “You, plus God, is a Majority,” and basically he said you cannot do better than that.
Even if we only take one idea from those expressed, that will help us as the year progresses. For example:
“when confronted by challenges help us to remain hopeful, motivated and diligent so that we can achieve our personal best”
St. Paul encouraged us in the reading from Paul to the Romans, “Live in harmony with one anotherlet love be genuine, .do not repay evil for evil We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us”
John’s Gospel summarised for us the servant leadership of Jesus to which we aspire. The Gospel recounts Jesus washing of the feet of his disciples. “You call me teacher and Lord – and you are right, for that is what I am. So, if I your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”
May we remember these words and the truth they bring as the year continues.
Today’s Bulletin is online now.
Old Scholars’ Mass is on this Sunday, 4 March from 9:30am in the Chapel. It will be followed by light refreshments in the Hall and the Old Scholars’ Association AGM.
Sports Day Roster: The St Dominic’s Priory College Sports Day will be held at Sacred Heart College on Sunday March 25. Every family is asked to donate one hour of time to one activity and in this way enable those with extra responsibilities to watch their daughters’ events. Please sign up now: http://signup.com/go/SPVJzJJ
Coles Sports for Schools: Collecting vouchers now!
Presentation to Parents new to the IB Middle Years Programme Wednesday 7 March from 7:00pm. Details inside the Bulletin.