Shane Taylor
Head of Faith and Mission

On Monday night, we celebrated the Graduation Mass with our wonderful Year 12 students, their families and friends. The gospel reading at the Eucharist challenged us all to be people of Mercy:

‘For I was hungry, and you gave me food,
I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger, and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you gave me clothing,
I was sick and you took care of me,
I was in prison and you visited me.’

Matthew 25: 35-36

Fr Erick Niriyagira affirmed their efforts in building community and invited them to always see ‘the other’ as family. He reminded us that Jesus, in the Gospels, seeks those rejected by others and calls them his family.

So we pray in gratitude for our Year 12 students who promote the active living of Mercy, as they prepare for their exams:

God of love and Mercy,
May we seek You in all people,
May we seek those rejected by unjust structures within our societies,
May we care and love for all humanity, as Jesus calls us to do,
May we live Mercy every day of our lives.