As a school, we will never take the place of parents, however, we do have a significant responsibility
in helping these young men "cross the bridge of adolescence safely" (as author, Celia Lashlie,
Year 10 & 11 Liturgies, Course Evaluation Day and Transition Day
Over the past two weeks we have celebrated our Year 10 and 11 Farewell Liturgies. 'Farewell' for
two reasons; firstly, to the year's academic classes and secondly, farewell to the young men who have
made the courageous decision to leave the comfort of Rostrevor College and commence their adult working
lives. We wish them well.
Middle Years Christmas Liturgy
At our end
of year liturgy, our Middle Years students were encouraged over the Christmas period to be grateful for
friendships, family and relatives and to be open to God's calling as they encounter different experiences
in their day to day lives, and the importance of having an open heart in order for this to take place.
The Pope expressed in one of his Christmas homilies, "it isn't just a temporal celebration or the
memory of a beautiful (event); Christmas is more ... Christmas is an encounter!" As we progress through
the season of Advent, "we go by this road to meet the Lord", the Pope stated, "we walk to meet him",
to "encounter him with the heart, with life; encounter him alive, as He is; encounter him with faith."
It has certainly been a very busy year for parents, teachers and students. I can only hope that it has
been a productive year for all.
I would like to thank you for your support this year and wish
you all a very happy and safe holiday.
May God bless you and give you all a Christmas you can
remember with affection.