The Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

​​​On Tuesday the 8th of August, Mr Richardson, Mr Dundas and Ms Damro accompanied our College Captains, Eesha Ranchhod, Daniel Lunney along with our Liturgy Prefect, Taylah Brownrigg to The Cathedral of St. Stephen, for The Solemnity of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop Mass.

This was a very significant event as St. Mary of the Cross was not only Australia’s first Saint but also the patron Saint of the Brisbane Archdiocese.

Mary was celebrated for the important role she played in making education accessible for children in our country. Mary Mackillop devoted her life to ensuring access to a holistic Catholic education for children from rural or disadvantaged families.

Once the mass concluded, students and staff were invited to adorn the lawn outside the Mary MacKillop Chapel with butterflies, followed by a lovely morning tea with the rest of the congregation.

The opportunity to meet His Grace, the Archbishop, Most Reverend Mark Coleridge was wonderful for our students.

We also spoke with Mr. Diarmuid O’Riordan, Acting Executive Director for Brisbane Catholic Education. Mr. O'Riordan spoke highly of Aquinas, having worked there as Deputy Principal previously.

What a wonderful opportunity for our students and staff.

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