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 Mary MacKillop Feast Day Celebrations

On 8 August, we celebrated the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross. As a College, we remembered the important contribution of Mary MacKillop and the Josephites. Our theme for our mass centred around “Mary MacKillop an inspirational woman for our time”. Below is an extract from our celebrations:

Mary’s inspirational work in education, with refugees, indigenous communities and all those who struggle in our world continues.  The Sisters of St Joseph reach out to ensure that those who need help in the margins of society are assisted.

Mary MacKillop was a woman truly ahead of her time, always pragmatic and down to earth. She was not afraid to question authority when justice and charity required it. Throughout all her trials and tribulations, she never stopped giving and helping those in need, regardless of their circumstances or their religion.

Mary was a down-to-earth model of goodness, and showed inclusivity, openness, generosity and gratefulness. Mary MacKillop was a remarkable woman!

Mary MacKillop is an inspirational, Australian hero… a “Woman for our Time”

Thanks is extended all who made this mass such a wonderful celebration for our community - Father John Kilinko, Mr Paul Brown, Mrs Bree Gillies, Ms Mary Fletcher, Mrs Rebecca King and the many students who assisted as musicians, readers and performers.