A practical lived faith is an integral part of our College life, with Gospel values informing and challenging both thought and deed. The College is fortunate to have three patron Saints: St Peter Claver, after whom the College is named; St Marcellin Champagnat, the founder of the Marist Brothers; and Mary, the mother of Jesus. The example of these patrons’ lives presents us with the challenge to live out our motto of ‘Concern, Love and Justice’. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their faith through the College curriculum and co-curricular activities.
The Faith Life of the College is supported by the pastoral system and the Ministry and Mission Department, that leads students in enriching the College through prayer and mission-based action.
Liturgical and Prayer Life
From the commissioning of the Seniors at the beginning of the year, through to their farewell in November, Liturgy is at the heart of all of the College’s major events. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in the College prayer life, whether it be preparing or presenting the various Assembly prayers, holy day observances and major Liturgies for College events. Liturgy is also a major component of all of our College camps, with the highlight being the Year 12 Retreat.
Justice and Service Activities
“We must speak to them with our hands before we speak to them with our lips.” – St Peter Claver, SJ.
Inspired by our patron, St Peter Claver, the College offers a wide range of justice and service activities. These activities provide opportunities for students from all year levels to experience the Gospel in action. These activities include the Rosies Street Van, the street retreats, serving dinner weekly at Ozcare South Brisbane, the St Vincent de Paul Sleep Out, the Goodna area Homework Club and visiting residents at Riverview Gardens aged care facility.