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. Stephen 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.”

Fr. Ihemelandu (Iheme) Uzuegbu
Parish Priest


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