Dear Members of the Villanova College Family
The plight of the farmers affected by the severe drought gripping many rural areas of our country has captured the attention of students and staff at Villanova College. Three Year 8 students, Tom Price, Thomas Hoctor and Patrick Grigson wanted to raise funds for the farmers and make a difference in the lives of rural families. So, the three students provided a barbecue breakfast and lunch at Villanova College last week during the Saturday basketball round and when the College hosted the Regional Finals of Tournament of Minds. Through their efforts the three passionate students raised over $600 for the St Vincent de Paul Drought Appeal. This donation was further enhanced from the money raised in the Junior School- “Dress like a Farmer Day” held last Thursday. Thank you to Miss Kelson Lee and her team of helpers. In total over $1500 was raised for the appeal.
Saint Mary MacKillop was renowned for her generous spirit said, “Never see a need without trying to do something about it.” These young men and our staff saw a need and responded. Well done to all involved.
Saint Augustine Mass
Thank you to Fr Peter Wieneke OSA- College Chaplain for celebrating a special Mass last Friday as our community celebrated the Feast Day of St Augustine. Augustine’s story is a fascinating one. He was recognised for his intelligence at an early age and was identified for great opportunities. However, his restless heart caused him to search for something more. This search finally brought him to God. His boundless love of God inspired his prolific writings and today he is considered one of the Fathers of the Catholic Church.
The Order of St Augustine is pleased to announce the Ordination to the Priesthood of Br Nguyen Ngoc Hai Dang OSA on Saturday 22 September commencing at 10.00 am at St James Church, Coorparoo. Archbishop Mark Coleridge will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders to Deacon Dang.
We keep Deacon Dang in our prayers as he prepares for this important occasion.
Deceased Students, Old Boys and Staff Mass
This Sunday, 9 September the College community will gather in Goold Hall for a special Mass to remember students, Old Boys and members of staff who have passed away. Mass will commence at 10.00 am and all are most welcome to attend. Morning Tea will follow Mass.
We keep in our prayers Mr Dennis Harvey – Past Principal of Villanova College and his wife Mary following the recent death of Mary’s mother, Betty Watt.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen
Mr Mark Stower, College Principal