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From the Director of Identity

We are Easter people. When Pope John Paul II visited Adelaide in 1986, he reminded us about an important facet of life as Catholic Christians. “We do not pretend that life is all beauty. We are aware of darkness and sin, of poverty and pain. But we know Jesus has conquered sin and passed through his own pain to the glory of the Resurrection. And we live in the light of his Paschal Mystery – the mystery of his Death and Resurrection. ‘We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!’”
This week our Easter Liturgy focussed on four integral moments of Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Mrs Knowles led us through the moments as a reflection on our own relationships and how we can be Easter people in the world today, having hope that ’If Jesus was resurrected, then maybe one day we will all be resurrected.’ This is the hope of Easter, that we can walk through the darkest moments and know that hope and possibility for liberation guide us through the example of Jesus. It has been a full Term of learning, growing and formation for our community and we look forward to Term 2 with anticipation as we continue to reflect on what it means to be a community that lives out a Gospel Spirituality.

Mrs Hurley
Director of Identity