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Mercy Connect Melbourne Shopping Spree

It’s not often that the students at the Mercy Connect Dandenong Library Adult Literacy Class are surprised with something new. However, one Thursday afternoon in February this is exactly what happened. As the refugee students filtered into the library for their weekly class they were each given a number. There were puzzled looks on their faces. This was just one part of the surprise our Mercy Connect Melbourne Coordinator, Sr Mary Lewis, had in store for them...

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Addressing Climate Justice

'We will protect the rights of the natural world and make practical efforts to stem the hurtful effects of climate change, pollution and the ‘throw away’ mentality.' (Chapter Statement)

Once a month, at Flemington NSW, representatives of Religious Congregations meet to discuss issues around Climate Change especially how it affects the Pacific Islands. In the past few years we have been working on developing a monograph, to help tell the story. The monograph written by Johanna Larkin from the Edmund Rice Centre working in solidarity with Pacific Island nations and Congregational representatives addresses the injustice of climate change. It calls on our leaders to pursue ambitious and effective climate action. Other actions the group has taken can be found on their website.

Download the monograph 'Rising Tides Raising Voices'

For Women Who Are Victims of Violence : February 2021 Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

'We will open our hearts to the cries of the poor using our energies, gifts and resources to address violence and discrimination especially for women and children...' (Chapter Statement)

Let us pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded by all.

Today, there continue to be women who suffer violence. Psychological violence, verbal violence, physical violence, sexual violence.
It’s shocking how many women are beaten, insulted, and raped.
The various forms of ill-treatment that many women suffer are acts of cowardice and a degradation of all humanity. Of men and of all humanity.
The testimonies of the victims who dare to break their silence are a cry for help that we cannot ignore.
We must not look the other away.
Let us pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded by all.

—Pope Francis, February 2021

We invite you to post a prayer or reflection in our prayer space

Celebrating Christ’s Coming at Christmas

May we all know the love, joy and peace of God With Us, always

Dedication, optimism and resilience leads to outstanding HSC Results for Class of 2020

Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta Class of 2020 has achieved outstanding HSC results, demonstrating their dedication, optimism and resilience in what was a challenging year.

  • • OLMC Parramatta ranked 81 in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Top 100 Schools List
  • • Highest ATAR 99.05 – Josie Wehbe
  • • 20 students achieved an ATAR of 95.00 or above with 3 students achieving an ATAR of 99.00 or above
  • • 8th in the State in Studies of Religion II - Chloe D’Lima
  • • Four students on the All-Rounders List
  • • 65 Distinguished Achievers with 150 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List
  • • In 6 subjects, 100% of candidates achieved Band 5 or 6
  • • Every HSC course was above the State Average
  • • Four students were nominated for creative showcases including Encore (Music) Onstage (Drama)

Principal (Acting) Marie Wood said the OLMC community congratulates the HSC Class of 2020 for their outstanding results: “Their dedication, optimism and resilience, supported by their teachers and families, enabled this success. This year, more than any other, the HSC class lived the motto ‘expanding beyond what we know we can be’ through their unwavering commitment to each other and their pursuit of personal excellence. I have complete confidence in the Class of 2020’s capacity to make a difference in the world and we look forward to sharing their journey with them, as they move beyond College life.”

“Their HSC results reflect more than just their academic success. They are also sportswomen, artists, advocates for social justice, musicians, designers and speechmakers. They are sisters, daughters, friends and companions. They are young women of integrity, and their success is a result of their Mercy spirit.” Said Marie Wood.

College Dux Josie Wehbe achieved an ATAR of 99.05 and was also the Clare House Leader for 2019/2020. She said the teachers at OLMC and the students played a major role in her achieving such wonderful results: “The students here at OLMC are all like-minded – we all have the same goals. We study together at lunchtime and are supportive of each other.” Josie is planning to study Optometry at UNSW next year.

Established in 1889, OLMC Parramatta is a leading independent Catholic girls’ school which provides contemporary and innovative learning in the rich Mercy tradition. As one of the oldest Catholic Girls’ schools in NSW, our rich history of excellence inspires our young Mercy women to expand beyond what they know they can be and to lead with courage and act justly, making a difference in an ever-changing world.