By Josh Low
Last month saw students and staff of Santa Maria College gather for the Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist at a College Mass.
Forty-six Year 12 girls, along with English teacher Ms Tania Hicks, were commissioned during the Mass, which was presided over by Attadale Parish Priest Father Sean Fernandez, and Applecross Parish Priest Father Nelson Po.
Held in McDonald Building of the College, the readings and Gospel for the day reflected the College’s core focus for 2017.
With the College’s motto of ‘Empowering Mercy Women of Tomorrow’, members of the College community focus on a specific value of mercy each year, to uphold the values articulated in the College’s Mission Statement of, ‘Hospitality, Compassion, Justice, Service and Excellence’.
This year Santa Maria College’s focus value is service, and the College community seeks to commit to giving service to make a positive difference or contribution to the lives of others.
Deputy Principal – Mission, Helen Chaffer, said that the spiritual life of the College was reflected in those being commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers.
“The influence of a large number of girls, giving public witness to their faith is significant and representative of the spiritual life of the College,” she said.
“As a College community, we congratulate the Year 12 girls for taking on the special ministry of distributing Holy Communion at College Masses.”