There are many ways in which we fulfil our role of being a voice of social justice in the world.
Our Student Representative Council supports the good works of St. Vincent de Paul in Wagga Wagga. Regular initiatives that take place each year are the Vinnies Easter Raffle, the group also support the Food and Gift appeal in Advent, aiding the local St. Vincent de Paul societies to provide for the people of need in Wagga Wagga. Our Student Representative Council lead an annual Winter Warmth Appeal, demonstrating how to live authentically as Christians, activating justice in the world in selfless love for others, especially the poor.
The Melbourne Street Retreat continues to grow as an important social justice experience with students keen to participate. The Street Retreat, shown in the photo, is aimed at helping the homeless and students very quickly realise how blessed they are to have food and a roof over their heads.
Students help out at the Vinnies soup van, they entertain women at McAuley House (formerly known as Regina Coeli) and they visit the Olympic Village Exodus Community, assisting them with a yard clean up.
Students become inspired to continue their involvement in volunteer work back in the Wagga Wagga community.
Each of the Houses at the College has a Catholic Mission focus day. These days raise funds that go to Catholic Mission each year to support the spiritual, pastoral care and building programs, overseas and in remote Australia.
During the season of Lent the College community support the Caritas Project Compassion appeal with money being collected in Homegroup each morning.
All who struggle to find meaning in their life are challenged to recognise the extraordinary in the ordinary. We are encouraged, that whilst we may walk the incorrect routes, life’s deviations, we must never give up.