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National Mass for the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia

National Mass for the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia

Monday 24 May marked the solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians, who is the patron Saint of Australia. This was the day chosen for Catholic schools to attend the 200-year celebration of Catholic education in Australia. Liam Russell, Tom Gleeson, Patrick Healy, Bert Cottel and Archie Godby accompanied me to this very special celebration. Archie had the special honour of reading one of the prayers of the faithful.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher celebrated the mass and over 170 Catholic schools attended. The beautiful Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Umbers and many other priests. The students in attendance represented the College with distinction and commented on what a great honour it was to be present for such an important occasion. The significant role Catholic Education has played throughout Australia was acknowledged by the  Prime Minister and a wonderful celebration was had by all.

National Mass for the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia on the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians.

Ms Sue Walsh with Liam Russell, Tom Gleeson, Patrick Healy, Bert Cottel and Archie Godby at National Mass for the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia on the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians

National Mass for the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia on the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians

National Mass for the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia on the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians

 

Ms Sue Walsh

Director of Identity & Student Formation

E: swalsh@waverley.nsw.edu.au