A Message From Your Parish Priest
Gathering on Sunday
every week around the Eucharistic altar, St Columba’s Parish grows continually
into the likeness of Christ. St Luke,
towards the end of his infancy narrative, says that the boy “Jesus increased in
wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favour.” Many years ago, in order to give local
Catholic children an opportunity to increase in wisdom and in divine and human
favour, the Good Samaritan Sisters founded St Columba’s Parish School. Since
then, St Columba’s Parish has always been committed to education and Catholic
upbringing. This education incorporates
academic activities and the spiritual formation of St Columba’s students. The spiritual formation of the students takes
place mainly through their participation in Parish life, especially Sunday
Eucharist and the Sacraments.
Participating in the life of the Parish is being part of something that
is alive, growing, diverse and full of countless opportunities to serve Christ.
The School Board is
well established and provides support and quality advice as well as maintaining
a strong link between the Parish and School.
The teaching staff is highly professional and totally committed to the
progress of our children. They are always approachable as the need arises. Our Parents and Friends Association is very
active and gives parents a great opportunity to contribute to the education and
spiritual formation of their children.
It is also a focal point around which much of the School’s social
activity takes place. Fr. Leonard and I both support and participate in the
life of the school in various ways and can be approached at anytime.
The way to get the most
out of your time at St Columba’s Parish is to be prepared to put something of
yourself into it. I look forward to
meeting you if I haven’t already, and I am confident that, as we all endeavour
to work together, we will experience another successful year. At the end of the
year, it is my prayer that your child, like the child Jesus, will have
increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favour.”
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