Friday, 23 May 2008

An all schools affair in Perth

Various Perth schools hosted the Cross & Icon today.

First stop was Mercy College Koondoola where the schools beautiful Chapel hosted a number of different groups of both primary & secondary students throughout the morning. Each group shared in prayer, song & reflection, then had an opportunity for a personal encounter with the Cross & Icon. It was very inspiring to hear the testimony of one of the teachers who shared a bit of his faith journey, and his life changing experience at WYD in Cologne.

From here Mercy College pilgrims then braved the wet conditions and processed down the street to meet students from Mary MacKillop Primary School, who were eagerly awaiting with various national flags on hand. After a short handover ceremony we then hit the pavement once again, meeting students from Ballajura Community College along the way.
We ended up at Mary MacKillop Church where students gathered with local parishioners for a time of prayer & veneration.

WYD fever then hit Ballajura Community College who gratefully received the Cross & Icon into their school. Here students joined with local dignitaries to reflect on the meaning of the Cross in our lives, and the connection of this big cross with WYD. The school choir did a great job leading us in worship as we concluded the liturgy with veneration.
Dan : )


Anonymous said...

this is unbelievable, i got to carry the icon, it was crazy. Everyone was cheering and it was a huge event

Anonymous said...

I was proud to play the last post in memory of those youth who died in ballajura. It was a great event and i was spiritually blessed. To god be the glory!

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