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Unique way of celebrating feast day


Catholic schools associated with the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart showed their creativity as they celebrated the feast of the Sacred Heart on June 19.

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College has a long tradition of celebrating the feast of the Sacred Heart with its partner primary schools, namely St Brigid’s (Kilburn), St Gabriel’s (Enfield), St Martin’s (Greenacres) and this year Immaculate Heart of Mary (Bowden).

Like OLSH, all of these schools were founded by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Customarily, one or two year levels from OLSH attend one of the partner primary schools to celebrate the feast day Mass followed by a morning recess and activities.

This year, given the gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 something a little different and unique took place.

Student leaders from all OLSH partner primary schools came to the college on Monday June 15 when the Mass for the feast of the Sacred Heart, celebrated by new Kilburn-Clearview priest Fr Selva Raj, was filmed and shared for viewing on the actual feast day of June 19.

In his homily, Fr Selva (pictured), spoke of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which “invites us to love Jesus and to love our neighbours” and “challenges us to love others as Jesus loved, selflessly, unconditionally and sacrificially and express this love in humble and loving service to others”.

“No burden is too heavy when it is given in love and carried in love. If you really love everything, love people, if you really love your teachers and if you really love your subjects it is not a burden,” he said.


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