Reflecting on Marist Youth Leader Australia 2017, we continue to recognise and appreciate the importance of building relationships within our Marist network across the Tasman. 80 students attended from across the Australian Province: St. John’s College, Woodlawn, Holy Spirit College, Bellambi, Marist Regional College, Burnie, and St. Mary’s Catholic College, Casino. This was the first year St. Mary’s attended MYL and it was a pleasure meeting the students and the staff. We look forward to meeting more students next year!
As always, thank you to Woodlawn for hosting the event, and to all of the staff and crew who worked behind the scenes to make MYL possible. Also, a special thank you to Glenn and Sue Roff, Fr. Paul Pidcock, Fr. Gerry Hall and Fr. Peter Slack for their generous contribution of time, expertise, and endless compassion. They are perfect examples of servant leadership and living in the way of Mary, Our Mother.
This week is not possible without a dynamic team of young people from within the Marist Network. The MYL team is growing, with more Australians joining the team for the Australian programme each year.
Rachel Farrington (St. John’s College, Woodlawn), Doyle Freeman (Marist Regional College, Burnie), Sinead Freeman (Marist Regional College, Burnie), Hayden Kennedy (Marist College, Ashgrove. Hayden is currently studying at the seminary in Auckland), and Nick Steel (St. John’s College, Woodlawn).
From New Zealand:
Angela Curtis (Marist College, Auckland), Rahul George (St. Bede’s College, Cristchurch), Georgia Kane (Marist College, Auckland), Matt Newman (Cullinane College, Whanganui), Sonny Ngatai (Hato Paora College, Feilding), and Fr. Mark Walls S.M.
We look forward to Marist Youth Leader New Zealand in January. Until then, we hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays.
The Young Marist Team