Advent and more
I have been waiting for the first days of summer and Sunday didn’t disappoint. We begin a new season, such as summer, with optimism. Who would have thought that the holidays are just around the corner? But….
Our church begins the season of Advent, also with great optimism. This time, we know, is one of preparation for the birth of Jesus. Advent calls us to stop and consider life prior to the great feast of Christmas.
Pope Francis spoke about Advent recently and said, ‘We are inclined to new things because we are born for great things. We are born to be with the Lord. When we allow God to enter, true newness arrives. Life should not be spent in waiting for things which may never arrive; but in expectation, in the desire for the Lord who always brings newness. This does not mean waiting around doing nothing, but being active in love. Christians are called to keep and spread the joy of anticipation: we await God, Who loves us infinitely, and Who, at the same time, waits for us to be with Him forever in Heaven.’Marist Catholic College North Shore
We have begun the gradual process towards co-education at Marist, just last week enrolment offers were sent out to a great group of boys and girls for 2021.
Happily, in 2021 when our boys move off to the competitive sport in MCC, the girls will be competing in the MCCS Sporting competitions. The MCCS offer a great range of sporting options for the girls including: Netball, basketball, hockey, waterpolo, Oz Tag, tennis, touch football, volleyball and more.