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6th December 2019

The whole College community came together this week to celebrate and reflect for Advent, during an empowering assembly, which focused on the power of giving. 

Music Performing students

Music Performing students

The assembly saw hundreds of students and staff gather and was opened by Father Richard MacKay, Parish Priest of St Nicholas of Tolentino RC Church, who reflected on the meaning of Advent. Father Richard explained how Advent calls us to wakeup and challenged his listeners to look beyond their immediate wants and desires; to help build a better world for humanity – a world worth living in.

Following Father Richards inspirational message, five talented first year Music Performing students took to the stage to perform a chilling rendition of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.  

It was then over to a passionate and engaging CAFOD representative who spoke about the work of the charity. He encouraged the hundreds of audience members to think about their brothers and sisters overseas and ask themselves what they are going to do to help. To close, he encouraged the 18 year olds to vote in the upcoming election; to have a voice and make a difference in the world.

Students also heard from three of their peers, who are a part of the College’s CAFOD group. They spoke about the inspirational work they are a part of and encouraged the community to visit their charity cake sale later in the day.

To finish, Principal Michael Jaffrain wished all a healthy and happy Christmas with loved ones. The inspired audience left this year’s Advent feeling empowered to make a difference in the world, help those less fortunate and to start their voyage by voting in the upcoming election.

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