On Monday the 8th of August, 11 of St Agatha’s Year 6 leaders travelled to St Stephen’s Cathedral in the City to take part in the Feast of Saint Mary Mackillop celebrations led by His Grace, Archbishop Mark Coleridge.
It was a moving service which highlighted the wonderful work done by Mary as she battled through many hardships to achieve her vision of providing education for children from all walks of life. The Archbishop spoke of Mary’s resilience during her life and how she showed great persistence when she was told time and time again that what she was doing was impractical and could never work. “Never see a need without doing something about it” was something which Mary lived by and His Grace encouraged and challenged us all to have that same attitude with our own lives and our mission for being better Christians.
Another highlight of the morning was the student choir which was made of over 100 children from different schools all over Brisbane. It was wonderful listening to them sing throughout the service and really added to celebration.
We concluded the day with a delicious morning tea on the lawns of St Stephen’s Cathedral where our students got the opportunity to meet with and have a photo with Archbishop Coleridge and enjoy some of the refreshments which were being provided.