School reopening mass Featured

Rev. John B. Kwan, P.P. of St Margaret’s Church conducted this year’s School re-opening mass at the college hall on 15 September. Speaking of the school theme, Curious Learner Life Explorer, Rev John poured out his personal experiences about the wonders of bones, joints and ligaments, the pleasant surprise of being greeted by glowing daises between the roadside crevices on a miserable day. His stories have inspired us to look out of the ordinary and dig deep into the know-how. On the notion of exploration, Father Kwan suggested engaging in new experiences and spending time on community service. He borrowed St Teresa of Calcutta’s example of giving up her familiar role as a head-teacher for the dying in Calcutta.  Rev John assured us that as long as we reach out for new experience, we would be rewarded with ample opportunities, newfound ideas, fresh outlook of life and improved sensitivity.

The mass was of utmost importance in the spiritual sense. It was the feast day for Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast is dedicated to the spiritual martyrdom of Mary, Mother of God, and her compassion with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus. We contemplated Mary's intense suffering during the passion and death of Christ.  On this occasion, we witnessed the commission of Catholic Society executive committee members, ambassadors of the Gospel. In them we see humility in service and zeal for following Christ’s footsteps.

Before we embark on the journey of learning, teachers began by making a pledge to be examples to the students and serving the school in unity. Likewise, students promised everyone that they would be responsible for their studies and duties, taking after teachers’ fine examples as curious learners and life explorers.