Central to the religious life of the school is the person of Jesus Christ who came among us ‘as one who serves’ (Luke 22.27). Our Catholic school is committed to reaching out to help those in need, through charitable outreach initiatives. All outreach activities connect to the person of Jesus Christ and to the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Drawing on the Catholic Social Teaching of the Church, we have a deep commitment to supporting a range of charitable organisations, families and individuals in need.
An emphasis on social justice allows us to inspire young men to work in solidarity, so that together we can make a difference. This emphasis is further motivated by the words of St Marcellin to develop “good citizens” and to nurture “gentle hearts.”
The college is host to a local Vinnies chapter, this student-led group facilitates a number of social justice activities such as our annual Winter and Christmas Appeal. They also seek to raise awareness of the Catholic Social Teachings and their praxis. In addition, the college proudly leads initiatives to support Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion Appeal during Lent and the Marist Solidarity.
Each year, a group of students also participate in an immersion experience to Murgon (QLD), fostering our strong partnership with St Joseph’s Primary School. The school is a small and close-knit community with strong ties to the Indigenous Community at Cherbourg. Our students engage in activities such as visiting classes, leading sports programs, helping with the breakfast club and learning about local Indigenous customs.
“We experience God also in the witness of people committed to peace, justice, and solidarity with the poor and those who act with generosity in the service of others” (Water from the Rock, §56).