Father Rob Galea is the founder of FRG Ministry. He has a heart and passion to see others come to encounter the love of Jesus Christ and find a home in His church. Fr Rob is an ordained Catholic Priest and is currently serving in Sandhurst Diocese after moving to Australia from Malta. He is an international singer and songwriter. Year 11 and Year 12 students each had the opportunity to spend a day with Fr Rob, reflecting on our Mercy Values and their own personal faith journeys.
The Year 12 Retreat was held at Discovery Church, Mount Evelyn, on Thursday 11 May, with the Year 11 Retreat held the following day. Each year level returned to the College at the end of the Retreat for a special liturgy held in the Chapel.
Below are some of our students’ reflections on the experience:
Retreat was an amazing and unique opportunity to grow my faith through the medium of music and song. Fr Rob’s way of weaving music, faith and storytelling together in an engaging way made the experience one to remember.
— Mitchell Mazzarella (Year 12 Purple)
I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat. My friends and I had a great time enjoying the fantastic songs by Fr Rob. We were moved by his faith journey and inspired by his story. I really got a sense of the ability of faith to heal and support us in our daily lives.
— Thomas Hobley (Year 12 Orange)
The Year 11 Retreat was a lot of fun and a great experience. It was interesting listening to Fr Rob talk about his faith journey and the changes in his life. His story made us think about our own lives and what we want to achieve.
— Lucy Hobley (Year 11 Green)
The Year 11 Retreat gave us a chance to learn more about faith. I like how Fr Rob was able to discuss his childhood and teenage years, and how he turned his life around with the help of God and the love of family. No matter what situation you are in, there are always people there to support you.
— Holly Fox (Year 11 Orange)
The Year 11 Retreat was very valuable for our faith journey. Fr Rob's presentation highlighted how God and religion stopped him from going down a bad path. Fr Rob showed us the importance of God's forgiveness and how God can lead us to overcome the issues in our everyday life. This Retreat Day was a crucial part in our faith journey providing spiritual direction in a positive and modern approach.
— Max Vukic (Year 11 Jade)