Operation Christmas Angel
No doubt the sight of the Christmas decorations in the shops has sparked the idea of presents, family gatherings and too much food. For some in our community, however, this has bought about a sense of dread at not being able to provide for their family. It is sometimes easy to forget, that as a group, we live in circumstances often significantly better than members even of our immediate community. During this Christmas season, the College will be working to provide aid by donating non-perishable foods in the ‘Operation Christmas Angel’ Hamper Appeal.
This year, all donations will go to St Vincent de Paul, Elizabeth branch, where they divide our generous donations between many families in need within our community to ensure they have a joyous Christmas celebration.
We launched the appeal with a casual clothes day on Friday, 17 November. The Hamper Appeal will conclude at the end of Week 7, Friday, 1 December.
We urge all students to be as generous as possible throughout the two weeks of the appeal, by donating any non-perishable food item or purchasing something extra to help with the financial burden of Christmas next time you go shopping.
Arch D Radio
St Columba College again had the privilege of being involved in the Arch D Radio show that is broadcasted on Life FM 107.9. Lead by show host James Meston from the Catholic Education Office, students contributed to a soon-to-be aired show by choosing the music to be played, editing the program and being co-hosts. Arch D Radio recently won an Archbishop Award for outstanding service to the Catholic Archdiocese.
The radio show gives voice to youth in the Catholic Archdiocese where they can talk about the things they enjoy and the opinions they have about certain topics.
During House liturgies we remembered and prayed for the men and women who have served and are serving in our armed forces. We thank God for the peace that their service has brought and pray for the continued work of the armed forces to work towards peace for all.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
we will remember them.
Miss Eugenia Stopyra Director of Spirituality 6-12