Lit up by the glow of candles, St John Bosco College’s class of 2016 bid farewell to their school days with a graduation Mass last week.
Gathered in the darkened church, each student was presented with a lighted candle symbolising their time at Bosco College.
The candles also represented their final Salesian Goodnight, in the tradition of St John Bosco, as well as God’s light through the darkness, and their mission to take the light of God’s love to the world and to pass the faith on to their future children.
“It was great to see so many of the senior students take an active part in the liturgy,” Mr Carlton said.
“It was an absolutely beautiful Mass and I have no doubt the experience has left its mark on all who attended, especially the candle ceremony.”
Mr Carlton said it was a fitting farewell for Year 12 students.
Assistant principal Michael Donnelly commended the graduating class
“The students have conducted themselves admirably throughout the year and they can be pleased with their leadership of the college,” he said.
“The task at hand now is for them to perform to the best of their ability in the HSC so as to do themselves, their families and the college proud.”