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Mass of Remembrance

November is a significant month of remembering in both secular and church calendars.  Around 8 November, the Dominican family remember those who have died.  On this day members of the Siena community gathered for a Mass of Remembrance to honour those who had died, especially in the past year.  Candles were lit and loved ones named during the Gathering Rites and roses were presented to all assembled at the end of our liturgy prior to refreshments being enjoyed in the Conference Room. We are grateful to Sr Julianna Drobik OP, Cathy Carr and our celebrant, Fr Kevin Toomey OP for their organisation and support of this important Eucharist.

St Mary’s House of Welcome Outreach

St Mary’s House of Welcome opens the doors daily to over two hundred people living in ongoing poverty. Each year our College undertakes a Christmas Hamper Appeal to benefit this community– these are compiled in House Groups and staff groups across Siena. Please take the time to discuss your daughter’s contribution with her and visit     to find out more about this important justice initiative.

Australian Teens and Religion

In the 2016 Census people declaring that they have ‘no religion’ formed the largest response category in each age group until 65+, whilst migration continues to reshape Australia’s religious profile in unexpected ways. In this context a major study of Australian teenagers discovers the textures of their spiritualities. While most declare that they have ‘no religion’ that is in fact far from the whole story. Just released data provides the facts to help understand Generation Z who are the largest generation and the leading edge of the future. Read more here

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