SJC Commencement Mass

Ministry Matters 

On Tuesday 7 February, St Joseph’s held its Commencement Mass to mark the beginning of the school year.  The College gathered in the Holy Family Chapel as a community, with the College Chaplain, Fr Wilber, as our mass celebrant.  This was a moment of unity and pride for our College as we celebrated the start of a new year in unity with each other and God, with our theme being 'Strive Together' (from Romans 15:30-33) for 2023. 


One of our traditions at St Joseph’s is our journey candle blessing ceremony, which served as a memorable moment for our Year 12 students.  Each student was called upon to receive their journey candle and have it lit by a member of staff.  The students were then blessed by Fr Wilber and then made their final pledge to serve and lead our school community.  With their candles lit, they proceeded out of the Doyle Centre, a beautiful symbol of God’s light shining through them. 


Being a student-led mass, we show our appreciation and gratitude to the students who were at the heart of aspects including eucharistic ministers, first readers, prayers of the faithful, choir/music team, lighting and sound.


Overall, our commencement mass started the year off perfectly, as we aim to continue to ‘Strive Together’ for the 2023 school year. 

SJC Ministry Team