Sixty years of history and tradition of St Augustine’s College, Brookvale, intersected with its promising future last month with a jubilee Mass and the blessing of the new buildings and facilities that have signified a new era for the school.
The Bishop of Broken Bay, Bishop Peter Comensoli, presided over the school’s 60th anniversary Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral on 25 February.
The Bishop of Broome, Bishop Christopher Saunders, an Old Boy who graduated from St Augustine’s College in 1967, and the Augustinian prior provincial, Fr Dave Austin OSA, concelebrated the Mass.
More than 1200 current students, who were joined at the Mass by former pupils and staff, received commemorative ties and lapel pins marking the jubilee.
The congregation, including Premier Mike Baird, then returned the college for the blessing and opening – including an Aboriginal smoking ceremony – of more than $14 million in new facilities.
The school is opening its doors again to showcase the new buildings on Friday, 11 March, for the annual college open day.