‘And, who is my neighbour?’ (Luke 10:29b)
Our chosen scriptural theme for this year impels us to think about others and look beyond the college gates.
Social Justice is a central part of the College Mission and our staff and students strive to live Mercy in all parts of their lives.
Our Exodus Dinners have started up again for 2023, with the first dinner hosted by generous OLMC staff who gave up their time to plan, shop, prep, cook, serve and enjoy a delicious meal with our friends in the Exodus Community of West Heidelberg. The Year 11 and 12 volunteers are back and dinners will be held every fortnight for up to 30 people.
We look forward to resuming all other Social Justice Activities in the next few weeks, including our weekly visits to St Pius X Primary School for the Reading Club and our new collaboration with Exodus for the ‘Bread Run’ one Wednesday per month with Year 8 and Year 12 students, supplying food to those in need in the community. Our Social Justice Club has also resumed and meets every Monday lunchtime in the Chapel.
We look forward to walking alongside our students to extend hospitality and care to all in our community in 2023.
Lauren Marquet and Elise Cooper
Social Justice Coordinators