Opening Mass 2020
- Thursday, 12 March 2020
St Mary MacKillop College celebrated the start of the 2020 school year with the Opening Mass on Thursday 12 March.
Students and staff of the College were joined in Eucharist at the Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium by College Chaplain Fr James Antony, representatives from several schools, former students, parents, politicians, Board members, and a number of past staff members.
The Mass introduced the 2020 College Theme, “You were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness” (Pope Benedict XVI). Over the course of the mass, the message of the theme was repeated through prayers, readings, songs, the homily, and a speech from our Principal, Mr Michael Lee. The College Theme provided particular motivation for the students of Year 7, who stood in front of the congregation and received a blessing as the rest of the school officially welcomed them to the start of their MacKillop journey.
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.
Congratulations 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.