Students can become saints through ‘love and truth’

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The amalgamation of All Saints’ schools from Kindy-Year 12 makes for a huge annual feast day Mass. PHOTO: SCS/G Portelli

More than 2000 staff, students and parishioners gathered at All Saints Catholic College in Liverpool for their feast day Mass on November 1.

The impressive outdoor Mass brought students from All Saints Catholic Primary School (K-6), All Saints Catholic College (7-10), and All Saints Catholic Senior College (11-12), as well as parishioners from Liverpool’s All Saint’s Parish.

In his homily, parish priest Father Paul Monkerud asked the listeners to seek “love and truth”, which is the motto of the school which was originally founded as a primary school by the Sisters of Charity in 1879.

He also urged those gathered, especially the students, to remember that all are called to be saints, to be inspired by Christ and strive for excellence.

Father Paul Monkerud blesses students with holy water at the 1 November Mass. PHOTO: SCS/G Portelli

Newly-ordained priests Father Joseph Murphy and Father Matthew Meagher concelebrated the Mass, assisted by seminarian Roberto Keyakos.

After Mass, special guests and parishioners enjoyed morning tea in the hall while the students celebrated the rest of the feast day with talent quests and fun activities.

“The day was a visible sign that All Saints is a united strong community built on the tireless efforts of those before us to ensure that we can all enjoy an excellent education in a community focused on excellence, inspired by Jesus and guided by our shared faith in Him,” said All Saint’s Primary school principal Christine Scanlon.

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