Students produce Easter design

TOMORROW’S Easter Vigil Mass at St Paul’s Church will feature a Paschal candle designed by a Tenison Woods College student.

Each year the college holds a Year 5 design competition for the Paschal candle, with Jessica Oxlade and Chloe Chiesa (pictured) crafting this year’s winning design.

One candle will remain at the College Chapel for the year, with the other to be lit for the first time at Saturday’s Easter Vigil Mass.

For the Catholic community, Easter is the most significant event on the Church calendar and a time of reflection.

Reflecting on the challenges of 2020, college religious education coordinator Chloe Shanahan recalled how churches were locked and no public Holy Week or Easter ceremonies took place.

“With the easing of restrictions this year, it gives us all the more reason to remember Jesus and the pain and suffering he endured and celebrate his resurrection,” Ms Shanahan said.

As of March 31, churches are able to be filled up to 75pc capacity, allowing for up to 440 people at St Paul’s Church in Mount Gambier.

COVID marshals will still be present at each ceremony and people must sign in.