Graduates from Acts 2 College celebrate as they become the new messengers of Christ in today’s world.
Perth’s Catholic College, Acts 2 College of Mission & Evangelisation, celebrated the graduation 2011 class on Sunday, March 18 with Mass, a graduation ceremony and reception.
Then-Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey, along with priests Fr Steve Tynan MGL and Fr Andre Nahhas, celebrated Mass in Osborne Park that was attended by graduates’ families and friends, staff of Acts 2 College and members of the Disciples of Jesus Community (DOJ).
The college prides itself not only on equipping graduates for future careers in ministry but also in providing life changing experiences now, Principal Mrs Jane Borg said.
“The college is producing authentic and credible messengers – Catholics who know what they believe and why; who live out their faith in a radical and personal way.”
The parents of one of the students, Maryanne Cheng, had the honour of accepting an award of excellence on their daughter’s behalf.
Maryanne is already putting her skills to good use as a member of the Youth Mission Team – an outreach of the DOJ providing retreats for Catholic schools (she is currently serving in Sydney).
According to a recent survey of past students, half are currently using their skills in either a full or part-time capacity in parishes, Catholic schools, lay groups and Catholic youth ministry.
Two graduates are pursuing vocations to the priesthood. Two of the current students are now looking forward to being the first to graduate with the new Diploma in Youth Ministry.
The Certificate IV course includes units in Church History, Catechism, Scripture and Ministry as well as competencies in Youth Work and Music.
Graduate Kym Krishnan said the experience had been invaluable.
“When I started uni I knew fairly soon that living out my faith was going to be extremely hard.
I’m thankful therefore that I spent a year at Bible College. It’s given me the foundation, background and spirit to stay strong in what I believe.”
After thanking Archbishop Hickey for his suppport, the college welcomed its incoming students.
For more information, visit acts2come.wa.edu.au or call (08) 9202 6859.