2017 Commencement Masses

1 March 2017 | General Interest

It was an honour for Thomas Carr College to have Bishop Mark Edwards celebrate not only one, but two of our commencement Masses with us at Encore Events Centre on February 28 and March 1. Our Senior School Commencement Mass focused on renewal and the beginning of a new year. Brandan Barlow (College Captain) was asked to join Bishop Mark during his homily. Brandan was asked by Bishop Mark about what it is to be a leader and the idea of what it means to be a servant leader. It was fantastic to see such a fantastic example of leadership displayed.

Bishop Mark was also able to help us to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass with the Middle School students. He reminded us that Lent can be a season for Alms giving as well as fasting and encouraged us to give to charity.

Following each mass, an Assembly for both the Senior and Middle School was held. SRC Representatives, College Ambassadors, House Captains, Liturgy Captains, Music Captains, Peer Support Leaders and Social Justice Captains received their badges at these Assemblies.
Michael Lloyd, the College Dux for 2016, addressed the Senior School students of the College and shared tips on how to achieve success in VCE before he was awarded with his DUX Certificate and Trophy.

Dr Paul Sharkey, the Director of Catholic Identity and Catholic Services from the Catholic Education Office Melbourne, attended the Middle School Commencement Mass and Assembly to present the College with our accreditation as a Restorative Practices School.