College liturgies remind us all of God’s presence in our life

There are numerous opportunities for the College community to celebrate the Eucharist in a range of settings provided by the Jesuit community as well as visiting priests from our local parishes.

The whole student and staff body are present for the Feast of Saint Aloysius on 21 June, whereas other masses such as the Saint Ignatius Mass or other traditional masses (eg the Sacred Heart Mass and Ash Wednesday liturgy) are usually divided into two masses, sometimes divided into Junior and Senior Schools, other times, into Years 3 – 7 and Years 8 – 12.

Year Group Family Masses

For each Year Group, a Family Mass is held on one Sunday of the year and all family members are welcome to attend. This may include grandparents, aunts, uncles and any other significant adults in the students’ lives.

In the Junior School Wednesday morning Masses are organised by Junior School classes. Parents can attend early Morning Masses held both in the Junior and Senior School. In the Senior School, voluntary student masses are dotted throughout the calendar year, where more informal student-led liturgies occur.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation or a Penitential Service occurs in both the Junior and Senior School. It may occur as an event for an entire Year Group during school time or during the Retreat experience. Other groups will receive Reconciliation or a Penitential Service through their Religious Education class.

First Holy Communion

In early Term IV, the Year 3 boys receive their First Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Confirmation is parish-based as our boys come from different dioceses.

The enormous array and quality of liturgies are not possible without the dimension of music and choir. The musical talents of the students and the wonderful support from the Music Department is an essential part of all liturgies.