St John Paul II staff show the face of mercy through service

6/7/2016
St John Paul II staff show the face of mercy through service
St John Paul II staff show the face of mercy through service


On Tuesday 14 June 2016, the staff of St John Paul II Catholic College Schofields/Nirimba gathered at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre in Grose Vale for their annual Staff Evangelisation Retreat Day. 

With a focus on ‘The Face of Mercy through Service’, staff were challenged to question how they use their power and influence to promote Gospel values and to consider the small acts they can perform that can have a larger impact beyond what they can see.  

As part of the retreat, staff members were involved in volunteer work within the local community. Activities included making hampers at St Vincent de Paul; building a cubby house and painting at Richmond Community Centre; building a retaining wall at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre; laying pavers for the Women’s Cottage, as well as many other jobs at local churches. 

The retreat concluded with a special mass and reflection. Co-operating Principal Jim Fanning said it was a rewarding and eye-opening experience for the staff. 

‘After volunteering within the local community, we not only felt great for helping those in need, but we were extremely grateful for all that we have,’ Jim said. ‘We left with a true experience of what it means to be guided by mercy and compassion for those in need.’

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Posted By Natasha Borg at 6/07/2016 12:00:05 PM
 
   
  
 

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