On Saturday 12 August a Bicentennial Mass celebration was held in St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta to mark 200 years since the foundation of the Marist Brothers and the Marist Dream – that all the dioceses of the world would be Marist.
This Bicentenary Mass was celebrated by Bishop Vincent Long, Bishop of Parramatta and Fr Bob Barber SM, Provincial of the Marist Fathers and Priests from the local Church. Br Peter Carroll, Provincial of the Marist Brothers and Leader of the Australian Association of St Marcellin Champagnat gave the occasional address and recognised Brothers significant Jubilees.
Marist College Eastwood was well represented in the mass student choir; and by staff and parents. Congratulations to Sean (702), Jayden (905) and David (1004) who were the lead cantors and did an outstanding job.