Columba

Catholic Ethos and Practice

Columba Catholic College, located in St. Columba's Parish, is an open and welcoming, educational community, fostering a love of God through commitment to Catholic traditions and promotion of Gospel values:

  • Witness to the community
  • Faith
  • Openness
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Acceptance
  • Equality

Students are encouraged to discover their responsibilities in this world and to respond to their experience in positive Christian ways.

The College respects the diversity of family faith situations, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Specific faith development programs include:

A Religious Education program which attempts to:-

  • raise questions on human existence
  • raise an awareness of God's love in everyday life
  • enlighten students to a Christian lifestyle

Opportunities for Personal Reflection

  • reflection days/prayer groups
  • retreats/Christian Living Camps
  • sacramental program support

Opportunities for Christian service

  • collections for charitable organisations
  • Amnesty International/St. Vincent de Paul/ Edmund Rice
  • support of a youth group
  • visitation to the aged
  • Parish involvement

Liturgies/Prayer

  • Formal celebratory liturgies
  • Sacramental reception programme
  • investiture program for school leaders
  • Lent and Easter programme
  • Graduation ceremonies
  • daily/group prayer
  • Feast Days.

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