Dear Marist friends,
Thank you to those of you who attended our recent Gathering – as always it was a celebration of all things Marist.
Mary's Work, Mary's Way
A big thank you, too, to our hosts, the Marists at Marcellin College for their great hospitality and for leading our discussions. Being so close to the Feast of the Assumption, they chose to work through the unit Mary’s Work, Mary’s Way – a doorway into God’s mission. Being Marists, we all had lots to say and the conversations were lively and interesting!
We welcomed Jacqueline Lewis and Phil Tankey as our newest members to the Marist Association and our Local Melbourne Marists Group. It is good to have you both on board! Jackson Perry, who could not attend, will receive his pin and certificate at our next Gathering.
Br Michael Herry - reflections on Cambodia
Br Michael Herry's presentation and reflections on his recent trip to Cambodia was a definite highlight of the meeting. Best of all was the beautiful video of Michael and the staff and students of Lavalla School in Cambodia singing the Bon Jovi song: It’s my life … I just want to live while I'm alive… I did it my way’.
Br Michael, looking at your face as the video was screening, it is obvious that your heart is already in Cambodia – go and do great things with your music!
Sacred Words Study Group - update
Our Gathering ended with a brief update of our Missions. Our special thanks were extended to Tracey for launching our Sacred Words Scripture Study Group. Here is some more information from Tracey herself…
I am so pleased to say that our launch with Fr Brendan Byrne SJ was a fantastic success! He is so admired and respected, and we were so fortunate that he was available to speak to us (a big thanks to Joe for arranging this!).
Our first study session as a group will commence on Saturday 8th September at 2pm in the Shed, in Liberty Parade Heidelberg West. You are warmly invited to attend, or to come along to any of the sessions. We intend to meet fortnightly, probably on Saturday afternoons (but absolutely NOT during any AFL finals games!).