Enrolments and more
In a recent article titled, “Bringing Good News for the Nones,” Br Michael Green writes about the increasing number of people indicating None as their response to the Census question regarding religion. Michael writes about our Australian secular society and the lack of belief in God. He compares this with the time of post Revolution France when St Marcellin was commencing the Marist Brothers.In absolute contrast to the “unbelief” of the age, Marcellin was someone who had a heightened sense of being always, as he described it, in the “presence of God”. Many would argue that this abiding sense of the presence of God was the most characteristic element of his spirituality.
St Marcellin was called to the house of a dying boy by the name of John Baptiste Montagne. The young man was dying and knew nothing of a loving God. Marcellin spoke to the boy of his God and gave him the last rites before young Montagne died. Marcellin was so moved by the Montagne experience that he quickly went about forming the order of teaching brothers which we know as the Marist Brothers.
The Marist Oratory was held again last week at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown. A wide variety of Sydney schools plus Marists from Forbes and Canberra contested this high quality public speaking competition. Each school sends its best speakers to contend. The MCNS team returned victorious for the third time in five years. The speakers for each age group did an outstanding job under the direction of Janette Durand.
Marist Catholic College North Shore will commence enrolling girls and boys for Year 7 2021 in Term 4 this year. We will be holding an Open Afternoon on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 4pm-5.30pm. If you have family or neighbours who may be considering such an enrolment please encourage them to attend the Open Afternoon.