A special song, ‘Come, live life’, has been written by Michael Mangan to celebrate Catholic Education Week 2014.
The song, officially launched today, highlights the theme for this year’s celebrations, “Come, live life in all its fullness”.
Queensland’s 296 Catholic school communities have been encouraged to include the song as a centrepiece of liturgical celebrations and other events during Catholic Education Week from 27 July – 2 August.
Michael Mangan is a past student of St Patrick’s School, Nanango, a former Catholic school teacher, and a composer and music liturgist, whose music is widely used in schools and parishes throughout Australia, New Zealand and North America. Along with Annabel Pike, last year’s Pride of Australia Medal, Queensland recipient for care and compassion, Michael is an official Ambassador for Catholic Education Week this year.
Annabel and Michael will visit each of the five Queensland Dioceses during the week, engaging with various groups of students, staff, parents and parishioners.
The film clip for the song can be viewed on the Catholic Education Week YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxqtqlHZ_fo&feature=youtu.be).
For more information and to download words and music for the song, visit the Catholic Education Week website (http://www.catholiceducationweek.com.au/resources).
Released by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission
June 17, 2014