Way of Mercy Cross and Relics’ travel throughout the Diocese

16/9/2016
St Oliver’s Primary Principal Barbara Young said the ceremony provided students, teachers and parents a valuable opportunity to share testimonies about how they show their faith.
The Way of Mercy Cross and Relics provided St Bernadette's Primary, students, teachers and parents a valuable opportunity to share testimonies about how they show their faith.

On Monday 8 August 2016, hundreds of students, parish members and Catholic Education staff from around the diocese gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral, North Parramatta for the official Way of Mercy launch. 

This marked the beginning of a three month journey (8 August - 13 November) carrying carrying the symbolic cross of mercy and the relics of Mary MacKillop and Mother Teresa from the Cathedral to the churches, schools and communities across the diocese.

The following is a list of all the schools who received a visit from the cross and relics.

St Oliver’s Primary, Harris Park - 9 August
St Patrick’s Primary, Blacktown - 15 August
Patrician Brother’s College, Blacktown - 16 August 
St John Vianney’s Primary, Doonside - 17 August
Nagle College, Blacktown - 18 August
St Michael’s Primary, Blacktown South - 19 August
Maronite College of the Holy Family, Harris Park - 24 August
McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains - 29 August
Bethany Catholic Primary, Glenmore Park - 30 August
St Bernadette’s Primary, Lalor Park - 6 September
St Andrew’s Primary, Marayong - 15 September
St Andrew’s College, Marayong - 15 September
St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba - 16 September

St Oliver’s Primary Principal Barbara Young said the ceremony provided students, teachers and parents a valuable opportunity to share testimonies about how they show their faith. 
The Cross being set up at St Oliver
The Cross being set up at St Oliver's.



‘A representative from each class brought forward their class candle which was lit from the Way of Mercy Candle and placed in front of the Cross,’ Barbara said. At the conclusion of the Ceremony, each student, teacher and parent was given the opportunity to come forward to venerate the Cross.’ 

McCarthy liturgy was set during pioneer Australia and how the McCarthy family in 1825 responded to the Door of Mercy being opened in Rome by Pope Leo XII.
McCarthy liturgy was set during pioneer Australia and how the McCarthy family in 1825 responded to the Door of Mercy being opened in Rome by Pope Leo XII.

‘Yaama gulbiyaay ganu. Ngiani gumali-dhaay. Dhirraay ngianingu maran ngaragaay winangoy gunnimaa,’ was the greeting led by Erin Ash as McCarthy indigenous student performed a welcome dance and smoking ceremony mentored by Brandon Huges. The indigenous welcome shaped the rest of the liturgy as McCarthy prepared for the Way of the Cross. The liturgy was set during pioneer Australia and how the McCarthy family in 1825 responded to the Door of Mercy being opened in Rome by Pope Leo XII. 

Bethany Year 6 student leaders were invited to attend the Caroline Chisholm College celebration in the Church, where they received their own mercy crosses
Bethany Year 6 student leaders were invited to attend the Caroline Chisholm College celebration in the Church, where they received their own mercy crosses

Bethany Catholic Primary RE Coordinator Melanie Elmer said the ceremony was an excellent way for students and staff to be reminded of their faith by seeing such a physical presence. 

‘During the morning Year 6 student leaders were invited to attend the Caroline Chisholm College celebration in the Church, where they received their own mercy crosses,’ Melanie said. 

At St Bernadette’s Primary, Lalor Park the entire school community joined hands to offer much needed prayers for members of the school community that have unwell family members.
At St Bernadette’s Primary, Lalor Park the entire school community joined hands to offer much needed prayers for members of the school community that have unwell family members.

At St Bernadette’s Primary, Lalor Park the entire school community joined hands to offer much needed prayers for members of the school community that have unwell family members.

See see gallery to the right for images of the cross and relics visiting schools. 

The following is a list of all the schools yet to received a visit from the cross and relics.

St Agnes Catholic College, Rooty Hill - 21 September
Our Lady of Lourdes, Seven Hills - 23 September
Mary Immaculate Primary, Quakers Hill - 10 October
St Joseph's Primary, Schofields - 10 October
St Clare’s Catholic College, Hassall Grove - 17 October
Good Shepherd Primary, Plumpton - 18 October
St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning - 18 October
Sacred Heart Primary, Mount Druitt South - 19 October
Holy Family Pre School, Emerton - 20 October
Holy Family Primary, Emerton - 20 October
St Aidan’s Primary, Rooty Hill - 20 October
Loyola Senior High School, Mount Druitt - 8 November
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