On the Thanksgiving Mass, we gathered in the Hall to recall the blessings bestowed on us from God. S6 graduates took part in the last Eucharist at school in unity with teachers and other schoolmates.
Rev Andrew Fung, our Celebrant, shed light on our role as Christian: being the light and salt of the world with Jesus’ down-to-earth imagery for the fishermen, his disciples in Matthew 5:13-16.
He further elaborated on the significance of getting transformed in the mind by reflecting on God’s Word day by day: ‘Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God—what is v-pills good and is pleasing to him and is perfect’. (Romans: 12:2). But for Rev Fung’s teaching, we would not have realised how easy it is for us to resort to the standards of our society and compromise with it.
After the Eucharist, our graduates offered a symbolic painting of a plane taking off against the silky blue sky. In return, Sr Veronica, our Principal, sent everyone a small key chain symbolic of keeping our hearts in Jesus and bearing in mind His redemptive love for us.
Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. Proverbs 4:23
After the Mass, S6 students collaborated to express their gratitude cialis to their teachers and the school for giving them a wonderful time in the last six years in Sacred Heart.
On 8 May we hoisted the Canossian Missions flag and the College flag in commemoration of the zeal of St Magdalene of Canossa, the foundress of Canossian Daughters of Charity, who established the religious community in Verona in Italy on 8 May 1808.
The programme is a diverse one with a liturgical dance about the life of St Magdalene, whose spirit of charity and evangelisation has an impact on hundreds and thousands of street kids, be they girls or boys, the sick, the bed-ridden, the elderly and lay Canossians who pray, visit and devote themselves to making others’ lives a different one.
In addition to intercession for our spiritual growth and social needs, there were special quizzes between storytelling of the life of our Foundress. After that, there was a sharing from our guest, Sr Alice Leung on how she became a Canossian sister. In Sr Alice’s words, the relationship with GOD calls her into giving up herself and walking with Jesus in humility through charity.
This Thursday, the Catholic Society and teachers collaborated to prepare a special programme on Hope for us. It is a moving one with reflective Bible reading, dance, videos and a short speech of Rev. Franco Mella (PIME).
The programme first recaptured a scene of mockery with Jesus being dressed up in purple robe and a crown of thorns, being smitten on the head with a reed, spit upon, mocked, teased and at last, crucified. Dancers gave us a visual representation of how impossible we would become who we are without the strength from the Risen LORD, who overcame the haunt of rejection, denial, betrayal, abuse, curse, even to the point of death. With You Raise me Up as the background music, the dancers burst with hope for a new identity of confirmation. Each one stood up and stretched out and faced their life circumstances in resumed courage.
Rev. Franco Mella (PIME), our enthusiastic guest speaker, presented songs on doing justice to the deprived in society, namely the domestic helpers from overseas, the Mainland mothers and the deserted elderly in town.What are you going to celebrate Easter with? How much effort are you ready to pay to build a just, caring and peace-loving place? Let’s start with the neighbours on the streets and on public transport.
“I have never dreamed of staying at the Ocean Park overnight. I have never thought of sleeping and having dinner next to a school of sea creatures. And I have never tried feeding fishes with bare hands. But because of the Ocean Park Learning Camp, all these become possible.” (Chloe Ha S5E)
A total of 22 S4 & S5 Ambassadors of Learning attended a science exploration camp at Ocean Camp on 16 – 17 March. This tailor-made camp included both Physics and Biology components, which widened their horizons.
In the morning session, the students jumped on the Mine Train and collected data to analyse the thrilling movements. They also used software to investigate the vertical motions of the mechanical rides of the Abyss. Lastly, they constructed their own roller coaster with safety and entertainment concerns. This was awesome experience to the students.
The most memorable experience to the students was camping inside the world-class Grand Aquarium and spending the night unveiling the mystery of the sea bed. At the camp, students also visited the facilities at the Grand Aquarium. It was the first time that they came this close to the spectacular sea creatures. The participants glued their eyes to over 5000 fishes overnight and let the fishes reveal the splendor of creation.During the camp, the AoL had a glimpse of the operation of Ocean Park, learning how much work the staff has done to make the wonderful performances on stage possible. It is the serious manners the Ocean Park staff share that inspires the young mind of the importance of commitment and zeal. They have become more ready to follow suit in their studies.