St Pauls celebrate their Golden Jubilee
|In his homily, Bishop Anthony recalled the history of St Pauls and gave thanks for fifty years of educating boys in Greystanes|
|The mass marked both the schools foundation and the solemnity of Saints Peter and St Paul|
On Friday 29 June, St Pauls Catholic College, Greystanes celebrated 50 years of educating boys in western Sydney with a special mass celebrated by Bishop Anthony Fisher OP.
Marking both the school’s foundation day and the solemnity of Saints Peter and St Paul, the mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Greystanes and was concelebrated by Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation, Fr Paul Marshall EV; Fr Bob Bossini; Fr Anthony Scerri O.Carm; Fr Peter Confeggi, Fr John Powell O.Carm; Fr Paul Sireh O.Carm; Fr Zakaria Gayed; Fr Albert Waniowski OSPPE, Fr Andrew Bass and Decon Nicephorus Tan.
Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby; Tony Issa, State Member for Granville; former executive director of schools, Dr Anne Benjamin, as well as Fr Anthony Sherry who was the first principal at the school on 1962 when it was known as St Simon Stock Boys High and many former students, parents and friends of the school attended the celebration.
In his homily, Bishop Anthony recalled the rich history of St Pauls.
‘We give thanks for a half century of helping young men grow to their full potential at St Pauls College; a golden anniversary of work which has evolved into the great school we have today,’ said Bishop Anthony. ‘St Simon Stock school for boys first took classes in the open air and in a garage and after fifty golden years the buildings of the college are rather finer than that first garage; the physical and human resources are more excellent, and the boys emerge first rate.’
St Pauls principal, David Bourne expressed his appreciation to all those who have and continue to contribute to the life of the school.
‘Fifty years of secondary Catholic education for boys is a wonderful milestone,’ said David. ‘I thank all of those who have contributed to making this the great school that it is and I thank the students and teachers for the daily efforts they make in their education.’
Following the mass, St Pauls held a special presentation to recognise long serving staff members and presented the several St Pauls ‘old boys’ with a memento of their schooling followed by a morning tea, catered by St Pauls Hospitality students.
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|St Pauls principal, David Bourne, expressed his appreciation to all those who have contributed to the history of the school|
|The Baiada family have a strong relationship with St Pauls and have generously contributed to the school since 1962|
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