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From the Religious Education Coordinator

05.11.18

“Find Happiness in making others happy” Mary MacKillop 1899

At Mary MacKillop College we value the times where we unite to celebrate and develop our faith.

During this term, we have joined together as a school community to farewell the Year 12 Students by celebrating a Mass at St Ignatius Church. The students received special blessings from their parents, the Year 12 Pastoral Care Coordinator, the Leadership Team, their Year 8 sisters and our College Chaplain, Fr Stan Lim. The College community prayed that as the Year 12 students look back and reflect upon where they have been in the last five years, that they look forward to where their journey will take them in years to come, and that they remember to walk in God’s love and in the spirit of Australia’s first Saint, Mary MacKillop.

On Monday 12 November, our school community will gather for a Remembrance Day Prayer service to remember those who have been impacted by wars throughout history. Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018 as it is one hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. This prayer service will be led by our 2019 Social Justice Captains Aimee and Adriana.

 

Social Justice Outreach

Our girls really know how to do more and never see a need without doing something about it.

We are inviting students and families to help our St Vinnies members by contributing food or other suitable items to Christmas Hampers for those families that are in need of help. These hampers will be in each classroom during the next few weeks. Your generous offerings will then be given to St Vincent de Paul so that they can be distributed to make Christmas a season of great joy for all families.

We thank you for your kindness and generosity.

“Let us keep God with us by charity in thought, word and act.” (St Mary MacKillop)

 

Adriana Sotira
Religious Education Coordinator