Mary of the Cross MacKillop & 70 Years Celebration

​On Friday we celebrated the Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, the co-founder of the Josephite Sisters, Australia's first saint and a wonderful role model for living a Christian life dedicated to others. Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop along with St Joseph are our patron saints here at St Joey's, who inspire us through their lives and wisdom to live each day the way Jesus asked us to live. "Never see a need without doing something about it", is one of Mary MacKillop's sayings. Each of us is encouraged to strive in our everyday lives to follow in the footsteps of Mary MacKillop. A Prayer card will be sent home today with the eldest in each family. Happy Mary MacKillop Day St Joey's.

Today we also have given thanks for 70 years of education here at St Joseph’s Tobruk Memorial. We acknowledge the work of all who have been part of the school community since its beginning, Fr Steele, a Rat of Tobruk, the Sisters of St Joseph, past and present staff, and the many students and families that have and continue to walk together with Courage, Faith and Love. Here at St Joey’s, we are creating a community where all are welcome, and diversity is a gift we share. To mark this special milestone, every student and teacher has creatively contributed to a school prayer cloth. We have also had a day of special activities of craft, games, sports and cooking and a sausage sizzle to mark this special year. A very big thank you to our parent Joey’s Engagement Team for cooking and serving our sausages.​


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