The Most Holy Trinity
Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
On the Feast of the Holy Trinity, we pause to reflect on the great mystery of God, ‘by whose word the heavens made, by the breath of whose month all the stars’ (Ps32). What is perhaps most marvellous is the way this God of mystery and power has drawn so close to us. In Jesus, God assumed our human condition. In the Spirit, we have become God’s children able to address God by the intimate title, ‘Abba, father!’
When we bless ourselves every day, we pray as we say ‘In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit’. Through this action we are connected to the Holy Trinity and bear witness to the wondrous work of God. Through our baptism we are part of this union and therefore we become connected to Jesus in our personal lives, in His likeness, in His beauty and of course in His love. Through the Spirit, everyone is moved as a child of God… The Spirit (and) our spirit bear witness that we are children of God. (Romans 8). Therefore, we are encouraged to go forth and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Reconciliation Week provides the College with an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate our indigenous community. During our liturgies throughout the week, our students are invited to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation, as a community of St Dominic’s College. This year’s theme of “Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores the history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. During National Reconciliation Week let us all learn more about the Australian story.
The 2019 Y7 Interviews were extremely successful as the future prospective families commenced their journey at the College. All interviewers were exceptionally complimentary of all those who have applied as they will continue adding to the wonderful student population. The future continues to look bright for the College. Letters to the successful applicant will be distributed within two weeks.
The Y11 and Y12 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews were a great opportunity for families to meet their son’s teachers. Receiving feedback is crucial in looking forward and continuing with the learning agenda. Re-evaluating goals after these last set of reports provides each student an opportunity to assess areas of improvement and develop a plan to hopefully assist his learning for the remainder of the year. I was pleased to meet a number of parents and their sons to discuss the improvement necessary for their sons to succeed in 2018. I would encourage all parents that were unable to attend to contact their son’s teachers to discuss his progress so that we can maintain a healthy partnership in support of our sons.
The St Dominic’s Cross Country team participated in the annual MCS Cross Country Championships last Wednesday. Once again we were determined to push St Greg’s off their mantle as they have been overall champions for the past few years. Though we fell slightly short, all our competitors were courageous in their efforts with some outstanding results including U13s Team Champions; U15s Team Runners Up; Junior Shield Runner Up; 13s- Jaxen Edgar (3rd); 14s- Joshua Debritt (3rd); 15s- Angelo Apokis (4th); 15s- Matthew Csillag (6th); 16s- Cameron Gill (3rd); Opens- Nick Thornton (3rd); Opens- Justin Harding (6th). Congratulations also to Luke Hanson(U15), Keagan Russell-Smith (U15), Nichols Thornton (Opens) and Ethan Harris (Opens) who successfully made the respective Touch Football teams.
The College yearbooks are an important historical account of any particular year. The 2016 Year Book was distributed on Friday 18th May for boys to keep as part of their contribution to the history of the College. If any student did not receive his 2016 CD, can he please see his Pastoral Coordinator for a copy.
Please keep in your prayers
Mr Toni Thompson is recovering well in hospital. Please continue to pray for his full recovery.
Let Your Light Shine
Mr M. Ronchetti