“Seek first the poorest and most neglected of God’s vineyard.” – Mary MacKillop, 1900.
This week we celebrate the feast of Mary MacKillop, the first Australian Saint. She was bold, daring, resilient, resourceful, courageous, faith-filled and friend to all. She encountered many obstacles throughout her life, but she faced with them courage. Mary’s youthful legacy encourages us to rise above the challenges, make friends with people from all walks of life, follow your passion, never give up, pray and trust in God and always remember to “Seek first the poorest and most neglected of God’s Vineyard”.
This week the St Joachim’s Mini Vinnies organised a small fete after school. There were games to play, second-hand toys to buy, fabulous fresh vegetables and herbs from our veggie garden as well as many other fun activities.
Our beautiful St Joachim’s community supported this event and we raised a wonderful $817.85 which will be sent to the St Vincent de Paul Society to support those less fortunate.
Ms Zeeta Andrew, St Joachim’s RE Coordinator, would especially like to congratulate our Mini Vinnies for their enthusiasm and willingness to make a difference in our world.