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Marking St Catherine’s Day

On Friday April 26 our College Feast Day commenced with a beautiful celebration of the Eucharist at St Dominic’s Church attended by all members of the school community.  We gathered in the spirit of Easter to hear readings describing the attributes of the early Christian community and Jesus’ post-resurrection message of hope.  We are grateful to Fr Kevin Toomey OP for celebrating the Eucharist with us, as well as staff and students who carried out liturgical roles or who contributed to the planning phase of the Eucharist.

Sr Sheila Flynn OP writes:

When everything in the world around her was in chaos, in the church, in the market place, in government, Catherine of Siena always stood up for the truth. She had the conviction that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, God’s spirit of mercy is at work in our world and in our lives empowering us to be ministers of compassion and healing.

Christian Holocaust Memorial Service

Each year a school in the Christian tradition is invited to host this service - Siena is privileged to have been chosen for 2019. On the evening of Monday, April 29 Christians and Jews gathered as one in the Susan Alberti Auditorium to remember the tragedy of the Shoah and to say ‘Never again’. Senior student Hayley Di Stefano lead the service, while Teagan Matthews provided a voice for the future; members of the College Choir provided a hauntingly beautiful vocal backdrop to the solemn occasion.


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