Feast of the Assumption Combined Schools Mass in Bathurst

On Monday 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption, students and staff from the four Bathurst Catholic primary schools; The Assumption, Cathedral, Holy Family and St Philomena’s with representatives from MacKillop College and St Stanislaus’ College, joined together to celebrate this special feast day. More than 1,500 students, staff members and parishioners, joined as one family of God to celebrate Mass with Fr Paul Devitt and Fr Owen Gibbons at the St Stanislaus’ Performing Arts Centre. Songwriter and musician, Andrew Chinn led the combined children’s choir in celebrating in song.

Students from Cathedral School preformed the Welcome to Country and student leaders represented their individual schools proudly either by carry their school banner or leading the Mass in prayer.

This was the first time that all four schools came together to celebrate Mass and we look forward to continuing this tradition in the future.

Kimbalee Clews