The Marist website from Rome tells us that the International Commission of the Laity have finalised their work on the “Vocation of the Lay Marist” and that they have decided on a title: “Around the Same Table” with reference to the first table at La Valla. It is envisaged that the document will be presented to the General Council in June and it is hoped that it will be available in December.
The International Commission, of which Anne Dooley was a member, has been working on this document for over four years. It is envisaged that it will be a great resource for all Marists, Broithers and Lay.
The Marist Vocations Formation Team spent the last week at Assumption College, Kilmore beginning with a meeting on Monday evening with new staff where Brs Tony, Doug and Peter shared their experiences at Santa Teresa, with the Doxa school and with Juvenile Justice and Br Peter gave an introduction to the Five Pillars of Marist Education. During the week the team gave visual talks to the year 7 and 11 s on Marcellin Champagnat and Marist Solidarity and a presentation to the year 12 on vocation. In their spare time they presented a number of classes on Eucharist to year 10 and also visited the year 8s and 9s.
On Friday 1-Sunday 3rd May 150 year eleven students gathered from across Victoria and Tasmania for the Remar Blue Caravels retreat at Wodonga. Simone Boyd and the Remar Gap Team lead the program with the assistance of a number of post school Remar participants. The Marist Vocations Formation team attended and Frs Dennis Crameri and Jake Mudge along with seminarian songwriter Robert Galea provided valuable assistance with Reconciliation and Eucharist.
Mark Merry’s farewell was a great reason for staff past and present to celebrate Marist education and to share memories and renew old friendships.