70 years of Catholic education for Delany College

09/02/2012

Delany College Granville celebrated its school’s 70th anniversary on Thursday 2 February with a Mass celebrated by Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, and attended by more than 600 people at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Delany College was established by the Patrician Brothers in 1942 and named after their founder Bishop Daniel Delany.

The 2 February Mass was especially significant for the Patrician Brothers who were also celebrating their 204th anniversary since the order’s foundation in Ireland in 1808.

In his homily, Bishop Anthony drew on the words of Pope Benedict XVI from his address at World Youth Day Sydney to remind students about the importance of their Catholic schooling.

"Your task is to be a new generation of apostles, to bring the world to Christ," Bishop Anthony said.

"We give thanks for the blessing that Delany College has been to many young people in western Sydney in providing them with a good education, a start in life, and witness to the Providence of God," he said.

"As a son of your brother school of Holy Cross Ryde, I know how important all this is."

Read full story at the Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta website

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