Last Friday and Saturday we celebrated the double feast in remembrance of those who have died. The saints, family members and friends, the people whom God has brought into heaven are remembered on the Feast Days of All Saints and All Souls.
During this time, we remember the members of our own families who have passed away. For me, this time was even more difficult as it has been only a short while since my father-in-law passed away. Whilst I reflected on the sadness of his loss, it was important to remember the good times we had and the joy and happiness he brought. I am sure this is the same for you when remembering passed loved ones.
They will always be alive in our hearts and in the way they have affected our lives. We pray for them and remember them with love.
God our Creator and Redeemer, by your power Christ conquered death and returned in glory. We pray that all those we remember with love, who have gone before us in faith, may share in Christ’s victory and enjoy the vision of your glory forever.
Mary, Mother of Mercy and Venerable Catherine McAuley
Pray for us.
Year 7 2020 Parent Information Session and Student Testing
This Saturday we will welcome 215 new Year 7 students and their parents who are commencing with us in 2020. The students will participate in Allwell testing whilst the parents will have a number of presentations preparing them for life at OLMC. Our last Open Morning Tour for 2020 will be at 9.00am on Wednesday, 20 November. This tour is fully subscribed.
Mercy Scholarship applications are now open for Year 7 2021. There has been a change in the selection criteria. Only students who have already applied and been accepted at the College will be eligible to sit for the Scholarship Exam. Please go to the enrolments section of our website for further details.
You should have received from your daughter a brochure outlining the new College Masterplan. If you did not receive one, please have your daughter drop into the Student Centre to collect a copy.
Catherine McAuley Sculpture Unveiling
The unveiling and blessing of our Catherine McAuley Sculpture will take place on Monday, 11 November at 5.30pm in the AMCC. All parents are warmly invited to attend. Please advise if you would like to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Annabelle Ruskin (Year 10) for her selection in the Australian Youth Women’s Futsal Team. Annabelle received a cheque from the P&F to help with expenses. Best wishes in Spain!
Save the dates
|13 November||Mercy Futures event - Theme - Mercy and Kindness|
|27 November||Carols in the Chapel|
|28 November||Year 7 2020 Orientation Day|
|29 November||Public Speaking Day of Excellence|
|4 December||Celebration of Achievement Evening|
|4 December||Mercy Pilgrimage departs|
|6 December||Students finish|
|7 December||Cambodia Immersion Trip departs|
Mr Stephen M Walsh