Community Mass and Breakfast Events

La Salle College has a weekly Thursday morning Eucharist at 8.00am and all staff, students and parents are welcome to attend. The Eucharist is the most important prayer that we offer and is both the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Each of these masses is the responsibility of the Pastoral Care Groups, House Coordinators, the College Chaplain and the Liturgy Coordinator. It is an expectation of our College that each member of the Pastoral Care Group attend their allocated mass twice a year and that they participate in the liturgical preparation in a helpful and positive way.


 

During Term 1 the Year 7 students had the opportunity to invite their grandparents to celebrate Mass at the College followed by a tour of the grounds and morning tea.


 

 Principal's Community Prayer Breakfast

In 2009 the Principal’s Community Prayer Breakfast was introduced.   It is a gathering of the Lasallian community for prayer and sharing of a meal which is held each year.

 

Since 2009 we have been privileged to have Fr Stephen McGuckin, Class of 1983 and 2008 Hall of Excellence inductee who worked with Mother Teresa and continues to serve with the Missionaries of Charity Sisters, serving the poorest of the poor in Calcutta.    Reverend Stuart Fenner, Swan Anglican Parish Priest and parent of the College; Monsignor Kevin Long PhD, Rector of St Charles Seminary; Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, sixth Archbishop of Perth; Br Anthony Cummins FSC, Director of Lasallian Volunteers; Dr Debra Sauce, Executive Director, Catholic Education WA  and Professor Selma Alliex, Vice Chancellor and Head of Fremantle Campus.

 

This year we were honoured in our Tercentenary anniversary of the death of St John Baptist de La Salle to have as our guest speaker Br Lewis Harwood, De La Salle Brother and Director of Vocations.

 

Br Lewis Harwood is a De La Salle Brother based in Sydney at the Brothers community at Parmenie in Kensington.  Br Lewis has taught at Oakhill College in Sydney and De La Salle College in Mangere, New Zealand as a Religious Education and English literacy development teacher.  Currently, he works for the Australian Lasallian Vocations Team and assists with school visits, retreats and the youth ministry and volunteer programs. 

 

Br Lewis shared with us what prayer is, why we pray and how we can pray. He also provided us with prayer tips: create time each day for prayer, have a bible to find and reflect on passages from the Scriptures and psalms, download some prayer apps. De La Daily app provides daily quotes and reflections from St John Baptist de La Salle.


All who gathered took part in a prayer activity or exercise with the ‘magic eye’.  We were given a picture to view and say what object we could see.   After looking carefully, each person could see a different image emerge.  

Just like prayer, slowly but surely an image emerges and we start to see or recognize God’s grace and love.

At the conclusion of the prayer, all gathered together for a light breakfast prepared and served by the Certificate III in Hospitality students in the Peter Elloy Staff Centre


 

Mothers' Day Mass and Breakfast - Thursday 9 May 2019

On Thursday 9 May, a Mass and breakfast was celebrated by Fr Michael Leek for all mothers to acknowledge Mothers' Day in the St John Baptist de La Salle Chapel. Over 180 guests attended the service and then enjoyed a light breakfast served by the Certificate III in Hospitality students in the Peter Elloy Staff Centre.

 

Fathers' Day Mass and Breakfast - Thursday 5 September 2019

La Salle College celebrated Father’s Day on Thursday 5 September with a Mass followed by breakfast. A total of 70 fathers, grandfathers and their children attended this celebration of fatherhood.  We remembered the important contribution that these men make to the lives of their children and grandchildren. 

 

Fr John Daly from Sacred Heart Mundaring celebrated the mass and he reinforced the significance of fathers and father figures in the life of youths.

A hearty breakfast which was prepared by the Hospitality students at the College followed the Mass.  This was a fitting tribute to all the fathers and father figures in our community and a way of saying thank you for their tireless efforts.  These men are symbols of inspiration and pillars of strength in our lives.

 

 

Page last updated Tuesday 15 October 2019
 

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