As the feast of Jeanne-Marie Chavoin approached, two Sydney Marist colleges, Cerdon College Merrylands and Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich, celebrated Foundress Day. At each college students, staff, parents and a group of Marist Sisters gathered to celebrate Eucharist. Those gathered were reminded that like Jeanne-Marie Chavoin, foundress of the Marist Sisters, we are called to bring the peace and love of Christ to the world in Mary’s way.
Following the Mass at Cerdon College the Chavoin Shield was presented. Each year this shield is presented to the House which has gained the most points in the four categories of Sport, The Arts, Academic and Service endeavours. There was great joy when McOscar House was named as the 2012/2013 winner of the Chavoin Shield. McOscar House is named after Sr Doreen McOscar, the first principal of Cerdon College, who recently began her 100th year.
At Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich following the Mass a ceremonywas held during which the new College leaders for 2013/2014 were presented with their badges of office. The outgoing leaders then handed over the symbols of leadership to the new leaders.