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Pope Francis' Holy Week Message

Dear friends, good evening!

This evening I have the chance to enter your homes in a different way than usual. If you allow me, I would like to have a conversation with you for a few moments, in this time of difficulty and of suffering. I can imagine you in your families, living an unusual life to avoid contagion. I am thinking of the liveliness of children and young people, who cannot go out, attend school, live their lives. I have in my heart all the families, especially those who have a loved one who is sick or who have unfortunately experienced mourning due to the coronavirus or other causes. These days I often think about people who are alone, and for whom it is more difficult to face these moments. Above all I think of the elderly, who are very dear to me.

I cannot forget those who are sick with coronavirus, people who are in hospital. I am aware of the generosity of those who put themselves at risk for the treatment of this pandemic or to guarantee the essential services to society. So many heroes, every day, at every hour! I also remember how many are in financial straits and are worried about work and the future. A thought also goes out to prison inmates, whose pain is compounded by fear of the epidemic, for themselves and their loved ones; I think of the homeless, who do not have a home to protect them.

It is a difficult time for everyone. For many, very difficult...

Watch the message in full (4:56)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJDCnmdhRg




The Pan Amazonian Synod - An outcome of Laudato Si'

The Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region (commonly referred to as the Amazon synod) met in Rome from 6 to 27 October 2019.

                                                                     
     SYNOD DOCUMENTS:

Promotion of World Peace: Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Promotion of World Peace.

We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote together peace and justice in the world.



Text of the video:

In a divided and fragmented world, I want to invite all believers, and also all people of good will, to reconciliation and fraternity.
Our faith leads us to spread the values of peace and mutual understanding, of the common good.
We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote together peace and justice in the world.
Thank you.

Pope Francis, January 2020


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

Prayer Intention: Australia's Devastating Bushfires

We pray

for the safety of the firefighters, remembering particularly the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives or been injured in their efforts to protect the citizens and properties in their local communities;

for strength for those who have lost their homes and belongings and those who have lost their crops, animals and landholdings; 

for the communities under severe threat from devastating bushfires burning across the country; 

We continue our prayers for the end of drought gripping Australia. We pray that the rains will come to quell the fires, soak the parched Earth, fill the dams and restore hope in the farming communities.

We invite you to post your prayer in our online prayer space

Mercy Girls Shine in the 2019 HSC

In the Year of Service at OLMC Parramatta, the Class of 2019 has achieved all-round excellence in their HSC results, embracing the College’s philosophy to expand beyond what we know we can be.

Aarushi Nambissan attained the top ATAR with 97.95 and will be awarded DUX for 2019.

The College was very proud to discover Anchal Sachdeva achieved 13th place for Business Studies. She hopes to study a double degree in Business and Science at the University of Technology, Sydney.

“I am relieved and very happy. My ranking in Business Studies is a testament to my teachers at OLMC. They encouraged me to always strive for more. Providing feedback and working collaboratively with the students is something that they did exceptionally well.”

 Carla Ayoub (ATAR 96.6) attributes much of her success to OLMC and the support she received. “The teachers were an amazing resource. They were always available to provide help and encouragement on both the learning side, as well as from a pastoral perspective.

Carla has her heart set on being a Mathematics teacher. “I love Maths and I am so passionate about teaching! I would like to share my gift with others and teach future generations. There is no limit to what you can learn in the subject and I am constantly discovering things that I never thought were possible.”

Principal (Acting) Marie Wood said this year the graduating class demonstrated a breadth and depth of talent with outstanding results in multiple subjects.

“I am so proud of the girls’ achievements. They are a direct result of their hard work, the guidance of their teachers and the support provided by their parents. These factors have enabled them to perform to the best of their ability, expanding what we know we can be.”
OLMC also achieved the following results:
 • 39 Distinguished Achievers
 • 13th in the State in Business Studies
 • 2 students selected for Encore Performance and Art Express exhibitions
 • 16% achieved at ATAR above 90

 Established in 1889, OLMC Parramatta is a leading independent Catholic girls’ school which provides contemporary learning and academic excellence in the rich Mercy tradition.