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Fathers’ and Grandfathers’ Mass and a special visitor from Timor-Leste


Youth Mass

A Youth Mass has been organised by Fr Bernie Thomas, (College Chaplain and Parish Priest of Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley) for this Sunday at 5.00pm at Mary Immaculate Church, Victoria Street, Waverley. A band has been organised to lead the music during Mass and free pizza will be provided after Mass.

Fathers’ and Grandfathers’ Mass

On Friday, 31 August 2018, a Years 5-12 Fathers’ and Grandfathers’ Mass was held in the Br Lacey Gymnasium. Celebrant and College Chaplain Fr Bernie Thomas ofm, gave an interesting Homily based on the connection of Fathers to the notion of Head/Hands/Heart. He related what his own father was like in terms of Head/Hands/Heart and gave many in the room much to think about and appreciate about their Fathers and Grandfathers. This Mass was very well attended and I would like to thank all the Fathers and Grandfathers who were able to be present.

My sincere thanks to Mr Ghattas, Assistant Director of Mission, Waterford Campus, for his organisation of this Mass, and especially the rather poignant powerpoint photo display.

I also greatly appreciate the other staff members’ contributions regarding the setting up of the Gym, the Mass itself and the cooking and serving of lunch.

Mr Anas Madeira – Visitor from Timor-Leste

Angus McPherson and Matt Gallagher with Anas Madeira from Timor Leste

Mr Anas Madeira is a United Nations Youth Ambassador for Timor-Leste as well as being one of our drivers and guides (employed by Timor Unearthed) during the recent Waverley College Immersion to Timor-Leste.

Mr Madeira gained a scholarship to study English at Melbourne University, which he is currently attending, and was able to travel to Sydney last weekend where he caught up with many of our Year 11 Immersion students. Last Monday, 10th September 2018, Mr Madeira visited several Religious Education classes where he gave them much information about Timor-Leste and answered many student questions.

We are grateful for his time and effort in helping our students learn more about one of our nearest neighbouring countries.