Penrith Catholic Schools celebrate Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

15/08/2012

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Feast Day News Story
Students from St Nicholas of Myra joined Mary MacKillop Primary in their celebrations.

Originally published by Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta

Mary MacKillop Primary Penrith South celebrated the solemnity of Australia’s first saint with a special Mass on the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (Wednesday 8 August).

Years 5 and 6 students from Mary MacKillop Primary’s neighbouring school, St Nicholas of Myra Primary Penrith, joined in the day’s celebrations.

The students also participated in social justice activities on the day, espousing St Mary of the Cross MacKillop’s creed to ‘never see a need without doing something about it’.

Celebrating his last Mass with the school community, Fr John Watkins, who is moving to St Bernadette’s Parish in Castle Hill, reminded the students to show love and respect for one another and to be inspired by the work of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

"The reason Mary MacKillop became a saint is because she helped others," Fr John said.

"God wants all of you to be saints, just like Mary MacKillop, and your parents, teachers and friends are all here to help you to be little saints in the world spreading love, joy and peace."

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