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Religious Life

Marist College Eastwood is proud of its Marist heritage. The influence of the Marist Brothers and the inspiration of their founder St Marcellin Champagnat are still very much alive in the school today.

The Faith Formation program is the very heart of the College because it strives to nurture the whole person and educate them in the Catholic tradition. It aims to help every student to develop a strong personal relationship with God, and challenges them to live the Gospel values.

Staff and students regularly celebrate their faith with daily prayer, Stations of the Cross during lunchtimes in Lent, and the Rosary in May and October.

Marist College Eastwood is extremely fortunate to have our local pastors’ support and guide the College community in our faith.

In Years 11 and 12 all senior students participate in an annual retreat. This gives every student an opportunity to step back, take time out, and reflect upon their relationship with themselves, their family, their peers, and their faith. It is a time to question, to search for, and to discover a deeper and more mature relationship with their faith and their God.

Marist College is fortunate to have our College Chaplain, Father Maurie Sullivan C.M, to support and guide the College in its members faith journeys.  Fr Maurie also makes a valuable contribution to the student’s senior retreat experience.

The role of Youth Ministry Coordinator facilitates the evangelisation of students and seeks to forge strong links between our College, feeder parishes and the wider Catholic Church.

Students have been involved in many areas of social justice.  In particular the College focuses on the work of Caritas by actively supporting Project Compassion in Lent.

Various year groups support the work of charitable organisations by acting as collectors and work to increase the awareness of the entire College community through education campaign related to each charitable work.  In recent years, Year 11 students have been given the invaluable opportunity to participate in an Immersion Programme to the Phillipines and upon return to share their reflections with the College Community.

* Charitable Works Fund
* Marist Solidarity Fundraising
* Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion
* Catholic Mission

The boys at Marist College Eastwood have much to give. They enjoy actively participating in doing work that they feel will ease injustice in the world.

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