On Wednesday 15 August we will celebrate one of the most significant days in our College calendar, Marian
Day. This is a special day in the Catholic Church as it is the Feast of the Assumption. In
the context of Rostrevor College, an all-boys school in the Edmund Rice tradition, this feast is very
important. This day is also an opportunity to give thanks for our own Mothers. We emphasise the respect
that all Christian gentlemen should show for women but particularly our Mothers, who have all made so
many sacrifices for us.
This is one of two whole school Masses celebrated by the College Community.
Subsequently, we would like to extend an invitation to all parents/caregivers to join us. The Mass will
commence at 11.00am and it would be appreciated if parents/caregivers could arrive and be seated by 10.50am.
On entering Purton Hall, we ask you to make your way to the front of the auditorium where we will have
reserved seats available. Light refreshments will be available following the Mass in the Gold Room
of Rostrevor House.
After the whole school Mass, students will gather in House groups as guest
speakers from their House charities will present on the theme of advocacy. Students in each House will
then come together and participate in a special school-provided luncheon, followed by an R-12 Walkathon
in House groups on one of three different routes off campus.
While celebrating and enjoying
themselves, the boys are asked to be mindful that, in celebrating together, we are privileged people and,
as such, must stand in solidarity with the underprivileged and unfortunate in our world. Hence,
we are asking each student to seek sponsorship for the Walkathon to support the nominated Charity for
his House. Sponsorship forms have been distributed to students. Please encourage your son to participate
wholeheartedly in this community-building day and support him with the collection and return of donations/pledges.