Our Lady of Mercy College | Catholic Independent Girls School Parramatta

Father Daughter Mass a special time for reflection and connection

On Friday September 1, 2017, fathers, grandfathers and uncles filled the Mother Mary Clare Dunphy Chapel for annual Father Daughter Mass - a special time of reflection and a chance to give thanks for those men who have walked with their daughters and provided support and encouragement.

Thank you to Fr Walter, Mrs Scanlon, Mrs Luksic, Liturgy and Mercy Action Leaders and students who assisted with the Mass and to Mr David Dwyer (father of Emily in Year 12) who shared his reflections on being a Mercy father, husband and friend. The OLMC Parents and Friends Association generously provided the pastries, sweets and cup of tea for morning tea after the Mass.

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Mercy

"Mercy …not only bestows benefits, but receives and pardons again and again…"

Catherine McAuley

Mercy is defined as empathy or love that manifests itself in action that is practical and thoughtful, warm and open, respectful and enabling.

Compassion

"Let charity then be our badge of honour…so that it may truly be said, there is in us but one heart and one soul in God."

Catherine McAuley

Compassion is a non-judgmental understanding of another’s need, which results in unselfish giving to meet that need.

Justice

"Never speak with contempt of any nation, profession, or class of people…"

Catherine McAuley

Justice is the treatment of each person with fairness in relation to the equality of all, and the maintenance of a balanced and fair relationship with self and all members of the community.

Dignity

"Now and again bestow some praise."

Catherine McAuley

Dignity is the treatment of each person with respect and the recognition of their inherent value and worth.

Excellence

"There is nothing of greater importance than the perfect discharge of our ordinary duties."

Catherine McAuley

Excellence is the state of achievement of the highest possible standards.

Hospitality

"The proof of love is deed."

Catherine McAuley

Hospitality is the creation of a welcoming, open, inclusive and respectful environment for all individuals, through word and deed.

Stewardship

"We can never say 'It is enough'."

Catherine McAuley

Stewardship is the grateful and responsible celebration of the sacred gifts God has given us to do the work he is calling us to do.

Service

"If we are humble and sincere God will finish in us the work he has begun."

Catherine McAuley

Service is the exercising and ministry of leadership in order to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities.