2017 Edmund Rice Day

On Friday 12th May the College gathered to celebrate a Mass honouring the founder of the Christian Brothers, Blessed Edmund Rice.

The Mass was celebrated by Fr Don Richardson, Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, and featured wonderful singing from the choir. A number of Christian Brothers were guests of honour at the Mass. Staff who have served more than ten years at the College were acknowledged with a presentation and Br Anthony Whelan, an Old Boy of the College, delivered the keynote address. Br Whelan spoke of the vital role played by women in the life of Blessed Edmund Rice, in forming his character and encouraging his vocation. Edmund Rice drew strength during times of struggle from the example of his mother, his wife, his daughter, and from Our Lady.

Following Mass all students enjoyed a lunch provided by the College and cooked by senior students. The entire community then gathered in the Hall for the tenth renewal of Cathedral’s Got Talent, presided over by Mr Ciaschetti. The quality of the acts was uniformly very high. Special mention goes to the winners Blake McCarren and Oliver Jackson; second placed Corey Tuifua; and Kendal Kim and Jarrod Houbert, third.

The crowd were particularly thrilled with the vocal stylings of Mr Khoury and the surprise appearance of Jerome Murillo (Class of 2016), cup-stacker extraordinaire. Jerome drove from Canberra in order to wow the crowd, and he received a huge ovation on appearing and when completing his act.

Many thanks to all the staff involved in the running of the Mass and the coordinating of activities, particularly Mr Ciaschetti.