Our Catholic school is part of the Catholic Church. We work in partnership with our local parish and priests in order to enrich the spiritual life of the students, staff and families of our school, especially through the celebration of the Sacraments.
Marist College Eastwood has a positive relationship with St Kevin’s Parish and other parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney, as well as in the Diocese of Parramatta and Broken Bay. Each year, the college invites students to return to their local parishes to receive the Ashes to mark the beginning of Lent, a time of spiritual renewal in preparation for Easter.
Our college’s partnership with our local parishes is further reflected in our facilitation of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, and ministry activities such training Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. In addition, the college also employs a Youth Ministry Coordinator who assists in forging strong links between our students, their feeder parishes and the wider Catholic church.
The college is supported by Fr Pawel Kopczynski CSMA the Parish Administrator of Eastwood and Fr Dan Drum who serves as our college chaplain. Along with other clergy, they seek to provide access to the Sacraments and spiritually accompany our students, staff and community.
“Throughout our history, followers of Marcellin have used a variety of means to nurture their spiritual life: Praying the Prayer of the Church, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, daily Mass, religious study, meditation and devotional practices have all played their part in assisting Marists to grow in holiness“
(Water from the Rock, §78).