The Southern Cross : November 2010
The Southern Cross November 2010 Page 19 www.adelaide.catholic.org.au schools BABY BLESSING: OLSH celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart with a special Mass at Rosary Church, Prospect. The theme for the day was Mary, our Mother, our Guide. After communion the students welcomed 13 babies, into the OLSH community. Fr Alex and the congregation gave them a special blessing and prayed that Our Lady of the Sacred Heart would look upon them with tender love and accept them as her children. Pictured above are Kate Benda and with daughter Charlotte and new addition, son Zak. The first school to be named after Australia's first saint celebrated her canonisation in Wallaroo last month with an official naming day. The Kalori Catholic School was re- named "St Mary MacKillop School" on October 17 to mark the historic canonisation of its founders. The move for a change in name to honor Australia's first saint was pioneered by Port Pirie Bishop Greg O'Kelly, a former principal of St Ignatius College, in Adelaide. "(The name-change) celebrates the fact that Catholic Education in the Copper Coast area of Yorke Peninsula has had for 141 years an unbroken connection with Mary MacKillop, initially through her sisters and her own visits, and then through the faithful service of the Josephite Sisters to the Catholic schools in this area," said REC Bernadette Thompson. Mary MacKillop and Penola parish priest Father Tenison Woods established the first St Joseph School in a stable in Penola in 1866. From there, hundreds of St Joseph schools were established and continue across the country. The R-7 Kalori Catholic School of about 130 students has been headed by Josephite sisters for most of its 141 year history. It opened as St Mary's School under the principalship of Sisters Catherine O'Brien and Margaret O'Loughlin. In 1975, the school's name was changed to Kalori -- an Aboriginal word meaning 'message stick' -- when it amalgamated with Sacred Heart School in Kadina. In 1990, the Wallaroo convent was demolished and a new school built at its current site at Bagot Ave. The school celebrated the canonisation and name change with an official blessing followed by a BBQ dinner and entertainment before a live telecast of the canonisation in Rome. "Although there are, in South Australia, many schools named St Joseph, on 17th October 2010 there will be only one St Mary MacKillop School and that will be in Wallaroo," said Mrs Thomson. A South Australian Catholic Family Company Proudly S.A. owned Metropolitan & Country 13 Sturt Road, Brighton SA 5048 24-Hour Service Greg O'Neill Steven Farrell Mobile: 0421 654 427 firstname.lastname@example.org 'Excellence without extravagance' 8296 3134 Pre-Paid Funeral Plan available with To obtain a job and person speciÝcation, please contact Bob Golder on 8234 5802 or email@example.com by COB Friday 12th November. Finance / Administration Officer (0.6 FTE) CareWorks is an agency of Churches of Christ in SA & NT providing emergency assistance, Ýnancial counselling and support services to the disadvantaged. We are seeking an experienced Finance / Administration OfÝcer to join our team. If you would like to work in a small team environment and are interested in a Þexible part-time role, this position could be for you. The successful applicant will need to have contemporary hands on practical experience in MYOB and associated accounting duties and general administrative duties as well as an excellent telephone manner. NEW NAME: Principal John Robertson with students of St Mary MacKillop School in Wallaroo. Named after a saint IN MARY'S FOOTSTEPS: During their recent visit to Rome for the canonisation, Mary MacKillop College students went on a walking tour of significant sites that St Mary of the Cross visited during her stay in the city in 1873. During the trip, the students decided to establish a social justice group emulating the work of the school's foundress. On the steps of the Church of the Gesu, in central Rome, Mary MacKillop student Celeste Armstrong said the social justice group would continue the legacy of St Mary's good work for the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged. "It's about acting like Mary MacKillop out in our own community." The three-hour walk, "Footsteps of Mary MacKillop", began at Termini Station, where Mary arrived from Brindisi at 9.30pm on May 11. From there she went on to the Anglo Americano Hotel where staff where bemused that her entire luggage was contained in one small box. Opposite the hotel, is the Pontifical Scots College, where Mary's father studied to become a priest. Pictured outside the Church of the Gesu in Rome where Mary MacKillop once prayed (L-R) Celeste Armstrong, acting principal Louisa Rennie, Elise Polisena, Francesca Mansfield, Stephanie Del Medico and assistant principal and religious identity and mission Timothy Davey.