The Southern Cross : March 2010
The Southern Cross March 2010 Page 21 www.adelaide.catholic.org.au schools Why not stay at STORMANSTON HOUSE, 27 McLaren Street, Nth Sydney Restful & secure accommodation operated by the Sisters of Mercy, Nth Sydney. Situated in the hear t of Nth Sydney & shor t distance to the city Rooms available with ensuite facility Continental breakfast, tea/cof fee making facilities & television Separate lounge/dining room, kitchen & laundr y Private of f-street parking Contact: phone 0418 650 661 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org VISITING SYDNEY? St Ignatius' College has announced a new head of school with decorated militar y chaplain and former video game executive Father Jack McLain appointed Rector. The US-born priest takes over from Father Paul Mullins, who after 24 years has depar ted to become Parish Priest at St Ignatius' Church at Nor wood. Father McLain, 46, (pictured right) arrives at the College with a fascinating background including a remarkable army career spanning more than two decades. During his time in the US militar y he was called to active duty with the 82nd Airborne Division and Army Special Forces, completing postings to war-ravaged regions including Afghanistan, Kosovo and West Africa. Prior to this, Father McLain pursued his interest in video game software working for Nintendo, where he helped develop the globally acclaimed Super Mario Bros 3. Father McLain was ordained a Jesuit Priest in 1998 after nine years of training, during which time he completed a theology degree at Boston College and attended Har vard University, Massachusetts, where he coached the ski team. He has also completed Bachelor degrees in philosophy, as well as radio and television broadcasting production, while his education experience comprises roles with several American Jesuit high schools and most recently at St Aloysius College in Sydney. Father McLain said it was a great privilege to be given the oppor tunity to lead St Ignatius' College as Rector. "I'm looking for ward to helping students develop their unique talents as they continue their journey to become men and women of competence, conscience and compassion." New leader for Saint Ignatius A legal crusader for the United Nations and an advocate for refugees -- these are some of the aspirations of Catholic students awarded this year's John Brewer Memorial Scholarship. Brigid Symes, Ferdinand Ncahonziye and Michael Harders recently received the $1500 scholarship from the South Australian arm of the Knights of the Southern Cross. Knights of the Southern Cross state executive officer Tony Sexton said the students were chosen by a panel of four judges for their academic achievement, commitment to parish life and contribution to school communities. Mr Sexton said the calibre of this year's candidates was high and warranted a third scholarship. Brigid, 17, said she was ver y surprised to open the letter announcing her success as a scholarship candidate. The Year 12 student is studying an international Baccalaureate at Mercedes College and is an active member of the Colonel Light Gardens parish. She plans to use the scholarship to fund her trip to Spain next year for World Youth Day. Brigid wants to work overseas as a volunteer before returning to Adelaide to study law and, hopefully, travel abroad working for the United Nations. In Por t Lincoln, St Joseph's School Year 12 student Michael said he had used the scholarship to purchase a laptop for school and university. Michael, 17, has spent the past year involved in the music program at the St Mar y of the Angels parish. "I feel ver y honoured and lucky to win the scholarship, as I am sure there were many other wor thy entrants," Michael said Trio tipped for great things AWARD WINNERS: (L-R) Knights of the Southern Cross SA president Brian Cooper, Brigid Symes, Ferdinand Ncahonziye, Michael Harders, Monsignor Bob Rice and Joan Brewer. Photo: Tony Lewis TOY STORY TICKET WINNERS Congratulations, double passes will be mailed to: Blake Rogers, Henley Beach: Chloe Jolly, Hallett Cove; Nina Gauci, Windsor Gardens; Alexander Gawronski, Oakden; Samuel Stefani, Beulah Park; Royden Harrold, Clare; Imogen Wasley, Mount Barker; Charlie Gatto, Campbelltown; Eamon Lawrence, Aldinga Beach; Nathan Taylor, Craigmore; Michael Del Casale, Magill; Eboni James, Craigmore; Josh Taylor, Craigmore; Emily Ar twik, Ber ri; Joshua Pope, Plympton; John Lam, Prospect; Ashton Chaivetto, Seaton; Kristian Kulas, Nailswor th; Priya Dharshini Saravanan, Rosewater and Isaac Giurastante, Mile End. THE HEART OF RELIGIOUS ART IN THE CATHOLIC TRADITION Dr. Josephine Laffin, Lecturer in Church History at CTC and recently returned from study leave at Cambridge University, will conduct four sessions between March and May exploring religious art in the Christian tradition. All four sessions will be held on SUNDAYS from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the ACD Campus, 34 Lipsett Terrace Brooklyn Park. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL - don't miss out ..... Enrol now either in the sessions individually ($20), or for a discount, attend all four ($70) (but you must enrol before 26th March to receive this discount). Afternoon tea provided. Pay at the door. Enrolments close for Session 1 and the discounted 4 sessions on Friday, 26th March, 2010. Contact Cris to register your name --- 8416 8460 or email@example.com The Passion in Art On Passion Sunday we will look at representa- tions of the Cross and the Crucifixion of Christ through the ages. Sunday, 28th March The Resurrection in Art How can an event as dramatic, mysterious and central to Christianity as the resurrection of Christ be represented artistically? Come and see how artists have responded to this challenge. Sunday, 11th April Mary in Art In May -- a month traditionally associated with devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary -- we will explore some of the many different ways in which the mother of Jesus has been portrayed in art. Sunday, 2nd May The Trinity in Art On Holy Trinity Sunday we will reflect on how artists have depicted this fundamental Christian dogma. Sunday, 30th May Catholic Theological College www.ctcsa.edu.au FRINGE TICKETS TO WIN Two double passes to PiP Comic Illusionist in Hypnolarious! for March 14, 6.30pm show at Caos Co Café, 188 Hindley Street. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with phone contact details. Closing date: Wednesday, March 10, c.o.b.