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What an Assumption “Mass-ive” Success!

A very special day for a very special figure in each and everyone’s hearts today, our mothers.

On one of the important feast days linked to our College’s special character, a service held in the Auditorium celebrated these special people, women who, through love and sacrifice, shape us into who we are today. This day was a celebration of mothers, most of all, Mary, the mother of all humankind, and her Assumption into Heaven.

It was a also a very special day for three members of the College teaching staff. Mrs Louise Stickland, Mrs Chris Sullivan and Miss Kate Bradley were received as full members of the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion. Miss Bradley was also baptized during the Mass, by Bishop Dunn.

This Mass was celebrated by Bishop Patrick Dunn, who was in fact wearing the cross of Bishop Pompallier, who first celebrated Mass in New Zealand on Saturday 13 January 1838 in the Hokianga. It was at this Mass that our first Bishop dedicated Aotearoa to the protection of Mary under the title of her Assumption.

Furthermore, the Mass was attended by the student leaders of various colleges of the east Auckland area, spreading the spirit of our school and the sacredness of this day to our wider community. Combined with a special procession with an African flair to amazing performances from the Choir, Kapa Haka and Worship Band all adding to a memorable Mass enjoyed by all!