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Archbishop's visit to Sacred Heart Senior (Issue 16 2017)

Written on the 26 October 2017

We were blessed with the presence of Most Reverend Archbishop Philip Wilson DD JCL and Monsignor Ian Dempsey as they spent some time with members of our community as part of the Diocesan Leadership Team's visit to the Brighton Parish Community.

His Grace interacted with a group of students consisting of current Remar Gold Rowers, student leaders, and Marist Immersion representatives. The students shared their own experiences of faith, charity, and personal formation as Archbishop Wilson recounted stories of his own Marist Education at St Joseph's College, Hunter's Hill.

As the Year 12's embark on a new chapter at the end of the year, His Grace encouraged them to always refer back to the grounding of a Catholic, Marist education. He stressed the impact that we can have in the community as young people of faith and charity.

The staff were addressed by His Grace over morning tea, where he commended the work of contemporary Catholic educators. Archbishop Wilson told of Marcellin Champagnat's devotion to his faith and the Church during the French Revolution as a point of reference for the importance of teachers in the Church.

We thank Archbishop Philip Wilson and Monsignor Ian Dempsey for spending time in our College community.

James Gill
Director of Marist Mission



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