St Mary MacKillop College celebrated the start of the 2023 school year with the Opening Mass on Friday 3 March.
Students and staff of the College were joined in Eucharist at the Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium by College Chaplain Fr James Antony, Director of Catholic Education Ross Fox, representatives from several schools, former students, parents, politicians, Board members, and a number of past staff members. We were particularly grateful to have the College’s foundation principal, Sr Noelene Quinane, in attendance.
This was MacKillop’s first full-school Opening Mass since 2020, with COVID restrictions impacting the event over the past two years.
The Mass introduced the 2023 Liturgical Theme, “See and be grateful” (Mary MacKillop, 1884). This theme calls the community to reflect on and give thanks for MacKillop’s history as we celebrate our 25-year anniversary.
As usual, the quality of the music and choir created a special atmosphere and helped transform the basketball stadium into a place of reflection and prayer.
The College thanks its new Assistant Principal for Faith, Mission and Religious Education, Mrs Clare Kinnane, for her leadership and organisation of the event.
Congratulations also to the large team who created such a deeply moving community celebration of Eucharist and congratulations to the students for the solemnity and willing participation they brought to the occasion.
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