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Youth Ministry

FAITH & LIFE

The College supports and encourages students on their personal faith journey, and provides an atmosphere that witnesses to the important place faith has in life. Inspired by our dual charsim’s of the Marist and Presentation traditions, our College offers a range of opportunities that focus on the spiritual formation of students.

The College Mission Team, works in partnership with students, teachers and families; supporting parish and community service providers to:

  • Honour the Trinity Catholic College Lismore Mission Statement;
  • Develop and provide faith opportunities and religious experiences of students, staff and parents;
  • Produce young Catholic citizens who participate in life in both Word and Deed;
  • Foster the Catholic Identity of the school community;
  • Share insights in pastoral and spiritual areas;
  • Promote an understanding of Church and the Kingdom; and,
  • Develop and promote appropriate forms of collaboration among school, family and church communities.

KEY ACTIVITIES

On a practical level, this includes overseeing student involvement in:

  • School and Parish Liturgies;
  • Year Level Reflection Days;
  • Year 12 Retreat;
  • Year 11 Ministry Week;
  • Year 9 and 10 Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia (CSYMA);
  • Immersion Program;
  • Lenten Campaign;
  • Solidarity and Social Justice opportunities;
  • Trinity Ministry Team;
  • Unity Band;
  • Prayer Services Community Service Programs – “In Word and Deed”;
  • Parish celebrations, activities and programs; and,
  • Initiation of students into the Catholic Church – Eucharist and Reconciliation and RCIY (Rite of Christian Initiation of Youth) Programme

SERVICE LEARNING

Service forms an integral part of the Trinity ethos, and invites our students to listen to the stories of others and fosters relationships. The students who participate in the “In Word and Deed” program exemplify the Marist and Presentation values of presence, unity, compassion and dignity of each and every person.

There is a “In Word and Deed” Program for students:

IMMERSION PROGRAM

Each year Trinity Catholic College Lismore offers Year 11 students the opportunity to participate in the Immersion Program. We currently have four Immersion destinations – Santa Teresa, N.T; Solomon Islands; Cambodia, and; India. The primary focus of our Immersion Program is a deepening relationship others and with God. Each experience has its foundations in prayer and reflection and any work performed is secondary to the time we spend with individuals in their environment.

Reflections of students and staff involved in the program indicate a deepening of connection and relationships with the communities we visit as well as a greater awareness of their place in the wider world. It is our intention, that where possible, each Immersion destination connects with the ministries of our founding charisms of Marist and Presentation. It is through this program that we build on our students understanding of what it means to be a part of the global Catholic community.

Community gets involved by word and deed in people’s daily lives; it bridges distances and embraces human life – Pope Francis Evangelii Gaugium