It’s difficult to believe that we are drawing to the end of Term 1. We are blessed to be moving into holidays (holy days) that will enable us to reflect upon our life of faith, hope and love across these past months.
This term our College Community has supported Catholic welfare, aid and development agencies, including Caritas Australia, Vinnies and the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project. In the coming days Year 12 students will participate in their annual three-day retreat at Pallotti College in the beautiful Yarra Ranges, Years 10 and 11 students will tap into our College Theme Be Possibility, Year 9 students will undertake Siena in the City, with Year 7 and 8 students embracing the beauty of God’s creation at their respective camps.
Our personal life of faith and the mission of the College integrates our head, heart and hands; we have offered hospitality, sought and received forgiveness and recognised God’s hand at work in our lives through the daily practices of our Dominican education. I hope and trust that all members of the Siena Community can reflect back over the term through God’s eyes and heart.
Palm Sunday: Internationally people around the word march on Palm Sunday to advocate for peace and justice for all. For Christians it is a reminder that Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem only to be shunned and crucified a few days later. Members of the Siena College community will gather on Sunday, 28 March to acknowledge and support those seeking asylum in Australia.
Triduum: The holiest days of our Church’s calendar occur at the end of the final week of this term - please check your Parish Bulletin or website for details.