As we head into Salesian Missions Month for the Salesian family worldwide, the College celebrated our Salesian Missions Day with a footy colours/favourite sporting team day on Friday 13 September. Staff and students donated to the Salesian Missions for the privilege of wearing their team colours with pride! Some still lucky to have footy and NRL teams in finals, others now have 2020 seasons to look forward to!
The canteen joined in the spirit of the day by serving hot dogs (not normally on the menu), footy themed meat pies and a traditional sausage sizzle at lunchtime. A big thanks to Jaycees Jones Catering for the generous donation to our Missions Day as well.
Here at the College, we have been building a strong connection with Don Bosco Technical School in Phnom Penh Cambodia for several years. This has included assisting the school with the building of a new toilet/change room facility. Our Salesian Missions Day last Friday will see the donated funds going directly to Don Bosco Technical School to further assist them with ongoing development projects.
Our Salesian Missions Day makes us reflect on how our global Salesian family is not too distantly removed from our prayers and intentions, or our desire to proactively assist where we can. Our Salesian family in many parts of the world struggle to have some of the necessities we in fact take for granted. This is why it is important for us as a college community to see the role that we can play albeit even on a small scale, to show our loving kindness, thoughtful concern for others and above all a sense of unity and solidarity with our wider family.
I extend my sincerest gratitude to our students, College families and staff for supporting our Salesian Missions Day, and I know that Fr Charles Arun SDB, the Administrator and the staff of Don Bosco Technical school would feel the same way.
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