Reverence and Joy at Easter LiturgyPosted in General School News on Friday, 7 April, 2017
Mandurah Catholic College held a reverent, yet joyous, liturgy today to herald the importance and true meaning of Easter.
Students from Years 7, 11 and 12, Year 12 Ministry leaders and College Principal, Mr Chris Wallace, took part in the mutual washing of feet which is firmly located in the core of the Gospel message (John 13: 1, 4-5, 12-15) and was practiced by servants in the time of Jesus when they welcomed people into households. By washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus teaches us about how to serve others. The washing of the feet is a symbol of service, humility and compassion for others.
Playing an integral part in today’s prayerful gathering, The Year 10 Liturgy Band made its debut, performing an impressive and meaningful rendition of “Death of Jesus” by Chris Hoyne, led by Year 7 student and solo singer, Bodie Lee-Kelly. To end the liturgy, the band and Bodie led the entire Secondary School community in a joyous round of song.
The Junior School students progressed through the Stations of the Cross, a wondrous event staged by the Year 6 students where classes walked through the stations and learnt the significance of each. The classes were then guided through reflection.
“I wish all Mandurah families a very Happy and Holy Easter, and a safe and enjoyable term break. Easter is a time of renewal and resurrection, and holds the possibility of new life for all of us. I urge our families to make an effort to attend the various services that are being held in your local parish or in the parish of your holiday destination.” – College principal, Mr Chris Wallace.