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Theme for 2017

Faith & Mission

‘Living Mercy'

As Deputy Principal - Faith and Mission, I welcome you to 2017. We enter this significant year of transition inspired by our new crest and theme, Living Mercy which will guide us for this year and into the future. May the charism of Mercy be evident each day and may we strive to encompass the Mercy values of compassion, justice, respect, hospitality, service and courage each day, in all that we say and do.

Mrs Trish Schofield, Deputy Principal - Faith & Mission

Faith, Mission and Social Justice at Catholic College Bendigo

The Faith and Mission program provides opportunities for students to realise and explore issues of social justice in our local and global communities. Students are encouraged to be aware of the needs in our community and for our environment, working together to create a just world in the true spirit of Mercy.

The Student Faith and Justice Team raise awareness and promote participation in activities such as the Winter Sleep Out, Justice Matters Camp, Seeds of Justice Conference and Caritas Leadership Day.

The Faith and Mission program works in partnership with the Religious Education program offered to students. Our students are encouraged to take opportunities to celebrate who we are as a Christian community through creative and diverse experiences.

Each day begins with a prayer and throughout the year we celebrate special occasions such as Opening Mass, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Anzac Day and Mercy Day. We also welcome the opportunity to celebrate with families through House Masses, the Year 7 Welcome Mass and Year 12 Graduation Mass. These are significant celebrations as a whole community and provide the opportunity for us to reflect on our Catholic Identity.

Connection to our Mercy story is important in the spiritual journey of students at Catholic College bendigo. We seek to develop a social conscience in our students through faith in action and ‘living Mercy’ in our daily lives. Opportunities through immersions, retreats, liturgies and Justice Matters camps continue to strengthen students’ awareness of local and global issues and understanding of the Gospel values.