PROJECT COMPASSION & SHROVE TUESDAY
Last Sunday morning, Mrs Megan Mahoney and several Student Leaders went to the launch and induction of Project Compassion Leaders, held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Toowoomba with Mass being celebrated by Bishop Robert McGuckin. The Student Leaders received the Caritas candle to bring back to school and use to help promote Project Compassion within the school.
Each classroom at St Joseph’s School has now received a Project Compassion box. Students are encouraged to help fill the Project Compassion boxes during the next six weeks by putting their change from Tuckshop, any loose change, or foregoing a treat and putting that money in the box. As part of her Mercy Value of Compassion, School Captain, Ann-Mary Vincent will be promoting and working with students around the work of Project Compassion and the theme of this year which is For a Just Future.
Students on both campuses also took part in Shrove Tuesday last week and enjoyed a pancake. The origin of the word shrove can be traced back hundreds of years to the Middle Ages. On the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent, people would traditionally eat up all the rich foods in their homes that they were going to give up during the period of Lent. Foods like eggs and milk were mixed together with some flour to make pancakes.