The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday which this year was on February 17. At OLMC, we celebrated this day in our faith journey with our College community with the ritual of receiving ashes. This action reminds us of the significance of our humanity and the importance of growing a constant 'conversion of our hearts’ to turn to God and be faithful to the Gospels. All students and staff participated in a symbolic and solemn liturgy for Ash Wednesday within their Houses and each was beautifully led by their House Leader.
Now, two weeks into the Church's Lenten Season, though this may not be a daily experience, having received the sacramental gift of faith in the Gospels, we can draw upon our faith when things get difficult in life. We are able, daily, to choose to follow God wherever that leads.
Prayer for the Second Week of Lent:
Lord, You are truly glorious in a way that is beyond my comprehension. Your glory and splendour are beyond what my imagination can ever comprehend. Help me to always keep the eyes of my heart upon You and to allow the image of Your Transfiguration to strengthen me when I am tempted to despair. Help me to always place my hope in You. Amen
Principal's Welcome Evening
A wonderful night was had by all who attended our Parent “Meet the Principal” evening last Friday evening, February 26. It was memorable for several reasons including chatter and humour shared by parents reconnecting with friends after 2020 as well as the new friendships which were made. Our deepest thanks to the P&F Committee for their sponsorship of this very successful evening. I particularly thank the girls who performed and entertained us so professionally with their musical talents and the senior Hospitality class who provided best-practice service - making sure we were well looked after. A night like this does not just happen and I thank wholeheartedly our Development Officer, Mrs Sue Giacomelli for her meticulous organisation, ably assisted by Mrs Sallyann Guthrie, Mrs Julie McIntyre, Mrs Allison McNally, Ms Christine Pace as well as Mr Jacques Willems for his training and coordination of our Hospitality students, Ms Belinda Angilletta (Leader of Learning - Music) for coordinating our music and our staff from maintenance, in particular Mr Sam Kassis and Ms Ann-Marie Bennie, for their preparation and set-up and to the many staff joined in the night to meet and greet our community.