BER blessings at Merrylands, Cranebrook

08/07/2011

St Margaret Mary's Primary Merrylands Blessing
Bishop Anthony blesses the new facilities at St Margaret Mary's Primary, Merrylands
Opening & Blessing Ceremonies for recently completed Building the Education Revolution (BER) projects have been held at St Margaret Mary’s Primary in Merrylands and Corpus Christi Primary in Cranebrook.

The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, blessed St Margaret Mary’s Primary’s new $2.4 million learning and resource centre on Tuesday 28 June.

The new centre was officially opened by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby and Federal Member for Parramatta Julie Owens MP.

St Margaret Mary’s Parish Priest Fr Rod Bray welcomed staff, students and visitors including principals and assistant principals from surrounding Catholic schools in the Diocese and members of the parish community.

Your time at school is a time of laying foundations for all aspects of your life, in particular for your development as a human person – a person loved by God,” Bishop Anthony told the students during his homily.

Your parents and teachers work together to help this happen, as they have worked together for the visible improvements to this school.”

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

Learning the best foundation for life

Corpus Christi Primary Cranebrook Blessing
Monsignor McGuckin blesses Corpus Christi Primary Cranebrook.
Vicar General of the Diocese, Right Rev Monsignor Robert McGuckin VG EV, blessed the new $3 million BER multi-purpose hall at Corpus Christi Primary on Friday 24 June.

The school also received $200,000 under the Australian Government’s National School Pride program for the construction of shade structure, refurbishment of school grounds and UPS upgrade.

The hall was officially opened by Greg Whitby and Federal Member for Lindsay David Bradbury MP.

Staff, students and visitors including State Member for Londonderry, Bart Bassett MP and Penrith City Deputy Mayor Councillor Jim Aitken were welcomed by Corpus Christi’s Parish Priest Fr George O’Mara.

In his homily, Mgr McGuckin said the best foundation for life is learning.

The best foundation for your life is learning and I thank all the teachers and parents in helping you,” Mgr McGuckin said in his homily.

Use this new building well and make the most of the opportunity you have as we grow together to be good people and citizens of Australia.”

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


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