On the last day of Term 3 we celebrated Mercy Day – a wonderful observance celebrating our Mercy Heritage and raising awareness (and funds) for Mercy Works, who run world-class programs that engage in partnership with challenged communities to enjoy the right to basic resources. We began the day celebrating Mass with Fr Bill Ousley OMI and listening to a reflection by Sister Joan Buckham RSM on what it means to live out the teachings of Jesus in our world today.
Our main fund-raising event was the running of stalls by each house, including a sausage sizzle, donuts, lolly bags, cans of drink, etc. The day concluded with our Cultural Festival, celebrating the many talents of our students. Thank you to all who contributed goods, including Lesmurdie IGA who donated cans of drinks and ice for the day. Our Mercy Day Stalls, Sleepout for Mercy Works and the Parent Forum Quiz Night raised a total of $6700.00 – a brilliant effort by all!
This term we are collecting goods for the St Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers, ensuring all families in our community have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas even though they may be struggling financially. Further information regarding what is needed for the hampers will be distributed soon.
Intergenerational Picnic – Darling Range Seniors Hub
The Darling Range Seniors Hub reached out to St Brigid’s and Mazenod College, asking for support in putting on an inaugural intergenerational picnic. The first event occurred on Sunday 17 October at Stirk Park in Kalamunda, with another two upcoming events in Woodlupine and High Wycombe. The Hub hopes to make this an annual event. The aim was to provide an opportunity for families and community to come together to play old-fashioned games and enable those living in the neighbourhood to mix with people from different generations.