August 22, 2018

St John Bosco College students let their light shine at graduation Mass

St John Bosco College students are presented with candles at their graduation Mass at Engadine last week.

St John Bosco College students are presented with candles at their graduation Mass at Engadine last week.

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.

Parish priest Fr Mick Court sdb and college chaplain Fr Peter Carroll sdb presided over the Mass at St John Bosco College church, Engadine, on 20 September.

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.

College principal Damien Carlton said the Mass was a wonderful opportunity for graduates, their parents, and members of the school and parish community to come together in prayer.

“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.”

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