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iRise 2016 with Father Rob Galea
Late in October, 160 secondary students travelled from across the Diocese to reflect on the year ahead as they begin their journey as student leaders of their schools. Redbend College, Forbes was particularly welcomed by Bishop Michael this year.
Father Rob Galea provided an inspired look at the importance of our relationship with God and how we live as disciples of Jesus in the world today.
Music and fun were the order of the day, while the four workshops on offer educated and challenged our leaders.