When you pray to God in psalms and songs, the words spoken by your lips should also be alive in your hearts.   (From St Augustine’s Rule)

The prayer and liturgical life of St Augustine’s is an integral part of its identity as a Catholic school. It is important to pray regularly as a class and school community. Throughout the year, all boys participate in many formal and informal liturgies. It is essential that students experience meaningful liturgy. Thus, involvement is paramount.

We have a Mission Co-Ordinator, a SEA (Social Justice) Co-Ordinator, a Caritas Formation Leader and    a College Chaplain.

Community Masses occur every Wednesday at 8:10am in the St Monica’s Chapel. This is open to all members of the College community and is generally well attended. Staff, students, parents and friends are most welcome to be a part of this weekly Eucharistic Celebration.

Major feast days and special events are celebrated across the whole school community from Years 5 – 12.  As a College, we participate in the following major Eucharist and non-Eucharistic liturgies.

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit (opening of the school year)
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Reconciliation
  • Holy Week / Easter Liturgy
  • Feast of the Assumption
  • Patron's Day (Feast of St Augustine)
  • Thanksgiving / Advent Mass

Apart from whole school celebrations, there are a variety of other liturgical experiences that occur throughout the school year.

  • Reflection Days (Years 5-10)
  • Retreats (Years 11-12)
  • Mothers’ Day Mass
  • Fathers’ Day Mass 
  • Feast of St Nicholas of Tolentine (Mass to remember the deceased members of the College community)
  • Year 12 Graduation Mass
  • Year 10 Caritas Mass

Other celebrations occur according to the liturgical calendar, and may be celebrated with differing year groups.

Liturgy for Year Groups includes opening prayers before commencing form meetings, Tutor Groups and various classes. Classes are encouraged to prepare and participate in both Eucharistic and Non-Eucharistic celebrations throughout the year.