This year’s theme is taken from Matthew 5:14-16
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Here, Jesus is illustrating the importance of his disciples by imploring them to be a light for others. As Christians, we are the modern disciples of the Church and we are charged with the task of being a light for others. Catherine McAuley shared her light with many people through her work. Through hospitality and mercy to those less fortunate, she, and the other Mercy sisters shared their light and the light of the Church.
What does sharing our light look like for us in the OLGC community? How can we “Be the light” for our community? What are some ways that staff, students, parents and the wider OLGC community can share their light and the light of Jesus with each other and those in need? How can the work of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy help us to be shining lights for others? These are questions that will be explored and acted upon throughout the year so that we as a Christian community, can understand the importance of sharing our light for others.