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2016 Parramatta Marist High Commencement Mass
The 2016 Commencement Mass was celebrated by Fr Walter Fogarty, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Westmead. The concelebrants were Fr Bob Bossini, Dean and Parish Priest of the St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Fr Luis Fernando, Parish Priest of St Monica's Parish, North Parramatta, Fr John Paul Escarlan, Assistant Priest of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. The Mass was attended by Mrs Sophie Ryan, Director of System Performance for Parramatta Holroyd from the Catholic Education Diocsese of P, Marist Brothers from the La Valla Community and parents.
The theme of the Mass was Mercy. Pope Francis has called the Church to a special Jubilee Year of Mercy. “Mercy”, the Pope says, “is the name of our God”. The God who asks us not to judge and condemn, but to forgive and to love, and to do this over and over again. This is the challenge that we are being called to every day; in our thoughts, by what we say, and by our actions.
The commissioning of the 2016 school leaders concluded the Mass, where previous school captains presented the new leaders with their badges.