Last Tuesday, the 13th of March was the first time in 2012 that the entire Galen community gathered as one.
After some logistical maneuvering, close to 1000 people were all seated to begin our Eucharistic celebration. This is an important rite of passage for Galen staff and students – to begin the year as one people, gathered for a common purpose, to notice each other, to care for each other, to sacrifice for each other. We endeavour to be Jesus-like in all that we do for each other.
Our theme this year, ‘To Be Seen To Be Blessed’, is inspired by the writings of Ronald Rolheiser, who asks us to notice each other, and for teachers, in particular, to notice students. Galen prides itself upon the staff and student relationships. Our 2012 theme taps into the hearts and minds of our students and teachers. We want to experience the most sacred of relationships in all that we do with your children, in our care. We are blessed for the privilege you bestow upon us.
We would like to thank Monsignor John White and Father Eugene De La Corte for celebrating The Eucharist, for all the staff and students who provided music, readings and welcoming of invited guests to this important school ceremony.
May your children be seen and feel truly blessed to be a part of the Galen community in 2012.