“Learn who you are in the eyes of God.”
St Eugene de Mazenod

Ultimately, we are called not just to know of God, but to know God. To encourage a deeper understanding of the Gospel and to help our young men find and experience Christ in a way that is very personal and meaningful to them. Mazenod College offers a range of opportunities to explore, celebrate and nurture their faith, in the light of the Oblate Charism.

Reflection Days
Invitational Retreats and Conferences
Oblate Youth Groups

Reflection Days

All students from Year 7 - 12 participate in a variety of Reflection and Retreat Days throughout the year, exploring their relationships with each other, with God, and with the world.

Year 7 – “Relationships and Belonging”
Year 8 – “Knowing God”
Year 9 – “Relationships and Responsible Decision-Making”
Year 10 – “Recognising Jesus in the Faces of the Poor: The Issue of Homelessness”

Our Year 11 students have the opportunity to participate in an invitational overnight Retreat on the theme “Discipleship: Known and Sent”

In lieu of their formal Religious Education classes, our Year 12 students in their final year participate in a retreat program which includes:

- An overnight retreat on the theme “From Childhood to Adulthood: Becoming a Man”

- Four reflection days spread throughout the year on the topics of “Life Choices and Christian Leadership”, “Why Believe?”, “Religion or Relationship?” and “Love and Responsibility... Seeking the Things of Above”

Invitational Retreats and Conferences

Students who wish to deepen their faith and explore it further are invited to attend supplementary retreats and even a National Catholic Youth Conference in the following years:

  • At Year 7 and 8: An invitational overnight retreat with the theme “Friendship with Jesus”
  • At Year 9: A Mazenod/Avila retreat day with the theme “You are the Light of the World – Be Christ’s Light!”
  • At Year 10: The Ignite Youth Conference (interstate)
  • At Year 11: An invitational overnight retreat with the theme “Discipleship: Known and Sent”

Oblate Youth Groups

The College also has four weekly Youth Groups that take place after school and at lunchtimes, as ongoing opportunities for students to develop their faith in a fun and welcoming space:

  • Junior Oblate Youth Group (Year 7 to 9)
  • Senior Oblate Youth Group (Year 10 to 12)
  • ALPHA (what Christians believe)
  • MAYO (Mission Action Youth Organisation)

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