Mother’s Day at Mater Maria Catholic College is always a very significant event. It was particularly so this year. What pleased us most about the event this year was the very strong response from so many mothers to find or make the time, on a chilly morning in May, to be present at our Blessing. It was the strongest attendance at a Mother’s Day Blessing that we have had to date and we know that many mothers re-arranged other important schedules so that they could be free to attend the event at our College with their sons and daughters.
The blessing was led by Mr Halliday our Director of Evangelisation and Catholic Formation, along with our very capable leaders, College Captain Luke Peterson and College Vice captain Jessica Muir. Our Assistant Principal, Ms Gabie Stojanovski, was upset to miss this special event due to COVID-19. In her place, our new Director of Pastoral Care, Ms Michael Woodhill, read a poem which reflected on the importance of being a mother.
The highlight of our Mother’s Day Blessing is always the very public display of love and affection that is demonstrated between our students and their mothers. Such expressions of affection and care are always a vivid reminder for us who work in a Catholic school that education is so much more than the delivery of knowledge; It is always about enabling the full flourishing of the students in our care, and that is what mothers do so well. To observe a mother’s love, even more to experience it, is an education and a blessing for us all.
The morning was a wonderful opportunity for our students to celebrate and show appreciation for their mums and join in prayer for the wonderful gift that they are to our families.