Anzac Day Bunnings Sausage Sizzle and Mothers Day Celebrations

Anzac Day
The Parents Association ran a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Preston on Anzac Day that raised $1,247 on the day which is a fantastic result.

A special thank you to Bunnings Preston for the donation of sausages, bread and drinks.

Also to a special thank you to Biviano & Sons for their donation of the sliced onions.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped out and to everyone that came to support us on the day, we really appreciate all your support.

Mothers' Day Celebrations

Mother’s Day was started in 1907 by Anna Jarvis in West Virginia. Anna wanted to honour her mother’s passing with a public memorial in her hometown. Anna did not attend the event but sent 500 white carnations - her mother’s favourite flower. And it took off from there!

Here at OLMC we celebrated Mother’s Day in the McAuley Hall on Thursday 5 May. The night started with a liturgy celebrating women in the Mercy tradition. We thank the many students involved. I was inspiring and the readings and music just made it more special. This was followed by a supper, a lot of talking, fun at the photo booth, and a raffle with many amazing prizes. We watched as many special memories were made. This was a wonderful way to acknowledge our Mothers, Grandmothers or a special person in our life.

Gemma Hose, the PA President, welcomed everyone and shared her thoughts on what being a mother means to her.

Every Mother’s day it’s awesome that our daughters get to tell us how much they love and appreciate us mums, but nights like tonight also give us as mothers a chance to reflect on how to be the best mothers for our daughters. Because at the end of the day that’s the job we signed up for, to raise our daughters to be mentally, emotionally and physically healthy.
Upon my personal reflection today, for me it came down to being mindful of these few things.
Firstly to have all our thoughts and words come from the heart, leading by example to show our daughters on how to be heart-centered.
It is also to use our intuition and teach our daughters how to listen and use their own intuition.
To always be compassionate, forgiving and accepting of our daughters.
And most important is understanding and listening to our daughters because at the end of the day they are the ones really teaching us, they have given us the opportunity to grow and learn more about ourselves in this most important role of being a mother.
So thankyou daughters for being such delights “most of the time” and I’m sure all of us mothers are looking forward to being truly appreciated and spoilt rotten on Sunday

Raffle Winners
1st Prize Mary Grant
2nd Prize Eydokia Frangoulis
3rd Prize Dani Seabrook

Thank you to our sponsors
We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support.

Chemist Warehouse - Heidelberg
Biviano & Sons
Oroso Poultry
Fernwood - Bulleen
Manhattan Beauty
Daniella Seabrook Photography
Gemma Donnellan Visual Art for Today

So if you're celebrating Mother’s Day with your Mum, Grandmother, or someone special we hope that you have a wonderful day - Happy Mother’s Day

OLMC Parents Association Committee