Both Campuses held Ash Wednesday prayer services to mark the beginning of Lent. All students and staff were invited to be marked on the forehead with ash in the sign of the cross. All were also invited to contribute to the Caritas Australia Project Compassion appeal.
HOBART St Mary’s Cathedral Administrator Fr Shammi Perera, assisted by recently appointed acolyte Vincent Parr (GYC 2017), led the Hobart Campus service. Fr Shammi reflected that Lent could be a time of grace when we draw upon faith to assist us to fast, pray and give of our time and talents to draw closer to God.
GLENORCHY Student leaders led the Glenorchy service in which students and staff were encouraged to make do with less and give of themselves so that a future, where all people live in justice, might be created.
reflection as the ashes were being distributed
Will I act justly
… with my friends … with my family?
… in my relationships within my local community?
… on behalf of those with no voice or power to act for themselves?
Will I try to offer others the chance to have educational opportunities that I take for granted
and so the chance to create a just future where all can live fairly?
what will I do in the name of justice?