Mercy Day Masses

Sep 24, 2010

The Sisters of Mercy are a significant presence in Our Lady of Victories Parish. In 1918 the sisters founded Villa Maria College. In 1956 Our Lady of Victories parish school was opened with a day one roll of around thirty pupils.

September 24 is celebrated as the feast of Our Lady of Mercy. This feast is known to us as “Mercy Day”. It was a privilege to celebrate Mercy Day Masses this week with the staff and students of both OLV primary and Villa.

In these Masses, the students get a taste of the beauty and simplicity of the Liturgy. Their prayerfulness and their awareness of God’s presence with them is evident.

I am grateful to all parents and school staffs who work with these young people to help them to appreciate the beauty of the Mass.

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