Shane Taylor
Head of Faith and Mission

As we continue celebrating the joy of the Easter season, we enter May, a time traditionally dedicated to honouring Mary. While historians debate the origins of our May tradition, what matters is the example Mary provides for all people and the chance to reflect on her life.

As a school named in honour of Mary, the title 'Our Lady of Mercy' and its associated feast held special significance for Venerable Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. She valued this day so much that she chose it to open her first House of Mercy, entrusting its work to God's merciful care. As we celebrate Mary this month, may the words in our school song ‘Duce Maria’ remind us of her role as our Mother, leader, and guide.

So, we pray…

Mary, mother of Mercy and Love,

You answered God's call and brought Jesus into the world. Help us follow your example and accept God's plan for our lives.

We ask for your guidance as we face choices and challenges. Sometimes, we feel lost or uncertain. Help us trust God like you did, even when we don't know the outcome.

Mary, we know you were with Jesus through His life, from His birth to His resurrection. Be with us as we walk our own paths, giving us strength and courage to do what's right.

Watch over our families and friends. Keep them safe and united in love. Show us how to bring light and kindness into the world, like you did when you visited Elizabeth and sang your song of praise.

Thank you for being our mother and friend and always listening to our prayers.

We ask you to stay with us as we grow in faith and love.