From the Acting Principal

30 July 2020, 10:59AM

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Over the last few weeks, we have been hearing “kingdom stories” in the Gospel. Where I do have clarity is that the Kingdom of God is not an easy idea to comprehend!  

In life, most people tend to be searching for something; happiness, fame, good health, a prosperous future, peace, positive relationships or vivacious and life-giving experiences.  

In last Sunday’s Gospel, we heard about a merchant who was prepared to sell everything so he could find that one beautiful pearl. He was unable to find what it was that he wanted, but day after day, overcoming doubts, he was able to find what he wanted and was content.  

In some ways, the things we seek can make us happy, but finding Jesus and being part of his kingdom can provide us with an ultimate fulfilment, purpose, meaning, reconciliation, peace and love.  

Every kingdom story has its own risk factor. Not every loaf will rise, not every field sown will produce a yield. Every human experience can be useful to enhance spiritual growth but can also be perceived as more baggage to haul around. We are choosing, in every minute, how much we will sacrifice, how much to risk, as well as how to navigate the challenges and surprises thrown at us unexpectedly. 

The challenge for us here is to consider how our actions and responses teach us about God’s kingdom and how wbring this kingdom to the world around us. As I’ve written this short reflection, I have connected with the motto of one of our primary feeders”, St Peter Chanel Catholic School, Smithton, “We Seek the Lord”. We can seek the Lord and his kingdom by being aware of the goodness around us; how we contribute to a better world through positive, loving relationships, compassion and service to others, and how we express our gratitude through celebration, reflection, prayer, and giving thanks to those who support us.  

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership as we navigate challenges, reap rewards and celebrate successes together.  

In partnership  

Mr Gregg Sharman 

Acting Principal  

Senior College Exams

Well done to our Senior College students who have embarked on their mid-year exams this week. We are interested to know whether they have appreciated the later scheduling this year due to Covid-19.  


We extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Mr Adrian Pearce and his family on the recent passing of his father, Len, after a period of ill-health.  

Len Pearce’s contribution to coastal sport is without question. Last year, Len was inducted into the Cricket North West Hall of Fame after a stellar cricket career.  

Len was also a more than handy footballer. Our sources tell us that Len played in the golden era of Ulverstone’s football history, which saw the club play in seven Grand Finals in eight years in the 1950s.  

May Len’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen. 

Liturgy of Lament Postponement

As you are aware, due to the COVID crisis and its resurgence in Victoria and NSW, Marist Regional College has decided to postpone the Liturgy of Lament 

Originally planned to be held in March 2020, we look forward to a more stable time, possibly in early 2021. Our commitment to this ritual remains strong, even as our plans are being put on hold.