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A very special 2018 Commencement Mass

Harley McGuiggan with the EREA Charter

Fr Bernie Thomas ofm delivers the Homily

Fr Bernie Thomas ofm delivers the Homily

Head of College, Graham Leddie addresses the school

From the Director of Mission, Phil Davis

On Thursday, 8 February, College Chaplain Fr Bernie Thomas ofm celebrated the Waverley College Commencement Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral.

In his Welcome Address, Head of College Mr Graham Leddie spoke of the history and significance of St Mary’s Cathedral and then called forward College Captain, Harley McGuiggan to accept the updated Edmund Rice Education Australia Charter to symbolise Waverley College as being a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice Tradition.

A highlight of the Mass was Fr Bernie’s Homily which he concluded by singing a blessing over the staff and students. Special mention must be made of the Choir who were outstanding in their musical accompaniment of the Mass. The following indicates students who assisted with the various aspects of the Liturgy:

Year 5: Joseph Cipolla, Archie Godby, Jett Lenzo, Lincoln Tanner

Year 6: Oscar Bennett, Jack Kerves, Ewan McDonald, Oscar Passicot, Brock Randall

Year 7: Alistair Isaac

Year 8: Jonty Booy, Ian Vuk, Zac Wilde

Year 9: Andre Bonanni, Charlie Harris, James Hoggett

Year 10: Byron Brown-Yeo, Reid McNamara, Hugh McSweeney, Alex Talbot

Year 11: Joshua Gleeson, Carter Killigrew

Year 12: Domenic Abruzzese Daniel Andrews, Dominic Augoustis, James Bodkin, Daniel Brown, Daniel Callaghan, Allan Cannes, Ryan Connolly, Stephen Davies, Coen Finati, Daniel Gandy, Jacob Gibson, Kiva Gwynne, Jack Hardwick-Owen, Daniel Hassan, Nathan Higgs, Byron Howe, Patrick Kossenberg, Hunter Markham, Luca Martin, Adam McCabe, Harley McGuiggan, Joseph Moroney, Tadgh Murphy, Ethan Reid, Anthony Roydhouse, Ben Scarf, Jonathon Schacht, Reece Thorn, Jacob Tomasiello, Felix Valentine, Andre Vumbaca, Fred Watkins, Ben Webster, Joseph Wightwick, Jasper Wilde, Luca Zanarini

I would like to thank these students, as well as those who assisted with the musical accompaniment. I would also like to thank all staff who helped make the Commencement Mass such a special start to 2018.

Photos by Angus McPherson.