Student Representative Council members: Archie Godby (Year 10), Oliver Stewart (Year 9) and Stirling Quinn (Year 8) represented Waverley College on Friday, 17 March at the annual St Patrick’s Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral.
Schools in the Sydney Archdiocese, founded by Irish orders of nuns and brothers, were present and the Mass was celebrated by Bishop Terence Brady. The order of Christian Brothers founded many schools, including Waverley College 120 years ago in 1903, to provide Catholic education for young men. The Mass included a strong focus on the need for prayer for peace in the world.
The wearing of green on St Patrick’s Day represents the Irish landscape and the significance of the shamrock. St Patrick used the shamrock, with three petals in one leaf, to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity based on the Christian belief of three parts to one God.