Students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School got a first hand look at the world of politics when they welcomed Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten and Member for Croydon and local SA Labor leader Peter Malinauskas to the school on Tuesday June 12.
She describes herself as “just a little nun from the back blocks” but Sr Anne Gardiner FDNSC AM had some worldly advice for local students from the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart community this month.
One of Adelaide’s newest Catholic schools celebrates its fifth anniversary next month and while reaching the milestone will provide an opportunity to reflect on achievements, the clear focus continues to be providing its students with a ‘safe, supportive and joyous’ learning environment.
They have been described by Pope Francis as a ‘gift’ and a ‘treasure’ and there is no doubt that Catholic grandparents are playing a significant role when it comes to the faith formation of the young in the Church.
Measures to be taken by the Turnbull Government to standardise approaches to child safety and research to help prevent child sexual abuse in the future have been welcomed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
Adelaide Vicar General Father Philip Marshall has expressed his commitment to working closely with the clergy and laity to keep the life and renewal of the Archdiocese moving forward following the standing aside of Archbishop Wilson last week.
Nearly 200 young people from throughout the Archdiocese joined for prayer, song and celebration as part of the Pentecost Vigil held at Queen of Angels Church, Thebarton on Saturday May 19.