Opening School Mass
On Friday 11 February we celebrated a new school year with our 2022 Opening Mass. We were so pleased to be joined by Bishop Vincent Long and Father Walter Fogarty for this special day. Bishop Vincent gave an inspirational homily that included a reflection about the value of Catholic education:
"Catholic education is much more than making you academically gifted, orientating you to a high-flying career, or having you well-situated on the pecking order. Rather, it is more about bringing the best person out of you. It is about drawing out the full stature of Christ in which you were created. It’s enabling you to become the whole person God intends you to be: body, mind and spirit." Bishop Vincent Long
The Mass was a great opportunity to formally congratulate Sister Barbara McDonough rsm on receiving an Order of Australia in late January. She was acclaimed with a resounding ovation from our students and staff.
Sister Mary Louise Petro rsm, Congregation Leader of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, presented a reflective address after the Mass. At this time our community also officially thanked three retiring staff members. Glenn Waddell, Janet Stephens and Mark Turl were each presented with an inscribed glass plaque from the College. Between these three staff members, there are over 100 years of service to the OLMC community! We wish each of them all the very best in their retirement.