Category: Our Catholic Identity

Blessing of the Bell

Tuesday 6 September 2015 marked a significant milestone in the development of our Chapel of St. Mary of the Cross. After months of planning and preparation the Chapel bell arrived, was blessed and installed. The bell has been gifted to us by the Parish of St. Andrews. Before the bell was hung it was blessed… Read more »

Catholic bishops condemn victimisation of women in detention

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE Catholic bishops condemn victimisation of women in detention and offer support for Abyan and other refugees who are pregnant in difficult circumstances Media Release 22 October 2015 Australia’s Catholic Bishops have condemned victimisation of women in detention and offered the Church’s support to help Somali refugee Abyan who was said to… Read more »

Western Bulldogs EAL Cup 2013

EAL Boys Cup On the 7th of August Mackillop College’s Multicultural Football Team competed in the annual Western Bulldogs EAL Boys Cup. MacKillop has competed in all previous competitions and had finished runner’s up on occasion. This year the team made history by winning its first EAL Cup. The team was made up of boys… Read more »

Visit of Bishop Lako, Bishop of Southern Sudan

Yesterday, the College hosted Bishop Santo Lako, Bishop of Southern Sudan. Anumber of other visitors came including Monsignor Roko Taban, Fr. Samuel Akock and members of the Catholic Education Office. The Bishop is currently touring around Australia following the ordination of the first Sudanese born Australian priest, Deacon George Piech Meat. Bishop Santo Lako sought… Read more »

Adults and Kids Together

Ten year nine students from St Mary’s Campus participated in a research project partnership with Deakin University and Catholic Care. The project, called Adults and Kids Together (AKT) brought young African students and their peers together with elders in the community, to document their life story. Over a number of weeks, students travelled to Catholic… Read more »

Yr 9 St Mary’s Campus – “Food Day” Fundraising

As part of the St Mary’s program the Campus Senate members have organised two campus food days. The dim sim day was held in conjunction with the dodge ball tournament. This gave spectators something great to eat while watching their classmates compete. Thanks to the help of staff and students, these two days went along… Read more »

Vinnies Winter Sleepout

On June 20th, MacKillop’s College captains invited students and staff to rise to the challenge of experiencing what it is like to be homeless for one night in winter by holding a St Vinnies School Sleep Out. Over 35 students participated from every year level, including the seven college captains who conducted a workshop on… Read more »

AJASS Student Pilgrimage

Two Year 10 students, Kiandra Sarpi and I (Cameron Terrill) were selected through an application process to participate in the Association of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools (AJASS) student pilgrimage to Adelaide, which was held last week from Wednesday 2nd May through to Saturday 5th May. The pilgrimage began in Melbourne and on our journey to… Read more »

Celebration for our Sisters on St Joseph’s Feast Day

Sisters Geraldine and Carmel sit down to their annual celebration on St Joseph’s feast day, March 19. Mr Steve Varga and Mr Pascal Roulant have organised a special lunch for our Sisters over many years. We pray that St Mary of the Cross and St Joseph are with our Sisters as they continue on their… Read more »

2012 – Easter Mass Timetables

The 2012 Easter Mass timetable for our three parishes, St Andrews, St James and St Peters can be found on under Information > Newsletters on our MacKillop website