Please take care on the roads today as a severe weather warning has been issued across the state.
I found this lovely message from Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ, Congregational Leader regarding Saint Mary MacKillop.
As we celebrate Mary MacKillop’s feast day, let us celebrate how she was a woman who raised the powers of love in her time and continues to inspire us to do the same in our day. Love was at the heart of all that Mary did. She recognised that the source of her love had its origin in God. She knew deeply within her that:
God is love and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
1 John 4:16
From this spiritual source, she drew the energy to be a heartbeat of God’s love in the world especially for those most disadvantaged in our society.
Mary loved all with an undivided heart. As Pope John Paul II said during his 1995 visit to Australia for her beatification:
Mother Mary’s life speaks eloquently because it was firmly anchored in something for which every human heart longs: inner peace, that peace that comes from knowing that one is loved by God and from the desire to respond to God’s love. Pope John Paul II – 20.1.1995
On this feast day may you be inspired like Saint Mary MacKillop to make a difference in someone’s life by raising the powers of love through an act of everyday kindness.
May your day be filled with the joy and love that filled the heart of Saint Mary MacKillop.
Preparations are well under way for our whole school production Alice in Wonderland Jnr. Crafternoons have been a huge success and the rehearsals are well under way and everything is looking and sounding fantastic!
Thank you to 5/6 NE who prepared such an engaging and informative assembly today. The presenters spoke with such confidence and clarity. Well done!
Killester College has kindly invited parents of Grade 5/6 students to a Cybersafety Information Evening “It’s An Online World’ with Susan McLean on Tuesday, 20th August at 7.30pm. Tickets are free and purchased from the link below.
Finally, I ask that we keep Patrika Rowley in our prayers over the weekend. She is recovering well and hopes to be back at work in the next 2-3 weeks. She has enjoyed reading all the lovely messages that have been sent.
Have a wonderful weekend and more importantly keep safe and warm!