Student Servant Leadership Day

14 February 2014 | General Interest

On Friday 7 February our newly appointed Social Justice and Liturgy students attended a Servant Leadership Day. We joined with the St. James community to celebrate their Commencement Mass where Fr Jude made special mention of our captains and their Servant Leadership Retreat.

Mr. Larry Burn our College Chaplain conducted the opening session explaining the meaning of Servant Leadership and how to become a great Servant Leader. We were privileged to listen to seven members of the Young Paulists who spoke passionately about their trip to the Philippines and ways we can truly make a difference.

A representative from St. Vincent de Paul Society visited in the afternoon and encouraged our students to continue the good work already happening at the College. Our students met with their respective co-ordinators in breakout groups to discuss ways to engage more students in liturgy and social justice. A highlight for our students was a visit from Fr Jude to affirm them as Servant Leaders who strive to understand and have compassion for others.

This day definitely allowed our students to view leadership from the perspective of ‘a servant’ and learn to lead with the head, the eyes, the hands, the feet and most importantly, from the heart.