By Darren Caballero
The Catholic Institute of Sydney celebrated the opening of its academic year with a Mass held on Sunday the 28th of February. The Mass was held in the auditorium where Fr. Gerard Kelly, President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney Academic Board, led the liturgy together with a number of priests associated with the Institute. Of attendance were numerous CIS staff, students from various backgrounds including seminarians, religious consecrated and lay, as well as several visitors to the college.
Following the Mass was light refreshments provided by both CIS and CISSA, the Institute’s student association, which was held in the courtyard. This was an opportunity for a meet and greet occasion where the CIS community could gather together and mingle in a casual setting. Not only did the event allow familiar friendships to flourish but it also provided the possibility for new ones to be formed.
We hope that this new academic year is one where we may continue to increase our knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith. Not only is it essential to our intellectual formation, but also to the growth of our overall formation studying towards the ordained ministry.