The work of the Church.
The word “Liturgy” refers to the “work” of the Church. Primarily these liturgies refer to the Sacraments, the Mass and other public acts of devotion. Indeed, the “work” of the Church is to bring about an awareness of the presence of God.
Our Liturgical Life at the College is the most obvious and concrete expression of our Catholic Culture. In these liturgies we express who we are. We aim for full, active and conscious participation from our students.
Liturgical aspects of the College
The liturgies celebrated include:
- Year 12 Retreat,
- Inaugural Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral,
- Ash Wednesday,
- Mission Action Day,
- Sacrament of Reconciliation,
- Founder’s Day,
- Mary’s Feast of the Assumption,
- Year 10 Work Experience Mass,
- Advent Sharing Mass,
- Requiem Mass for Old Boys, and
- Year 12 Graduation
We also celebrate daily Mass, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday.
Each of these liturgies are great treasures of Mazenod as we celebrate our faith.
Liturgy Prefects are present in each of the classes and help with the planning, leading and celebration of each liturgy of the College. They are responsible for the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday and also the planning of the Class Masses each morning.
Students nominate for these positions and promise to undertake community outreach in the form of service. Liturgy Prefects are presented with badges as a reminder of their service to the community.