Our Lady of Mercy College | Catholic Independent Girls School Parramatta

Class of 2016 welcomed back to College for special Alumnae Event

On Friday July 28, we welcomed back our Year 12, 2016 girls for the Alumnae Welcome event. 

It was great to see so many familiar smiling faces as the girls caught up with each other, spoke to their teachers, picked up their Misericordia, enjoyed afternoon tea and took a walk through the Ailsa Mackinnon Community Centre. The girls heard all about the post OLMC opportunities available to them as young Mercy women from Christine Robertson, the President of the Alumnae Committee, Sister Mary-Louise Petro, Congregation Leader of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, Gabby Scanlon, Coordinator of the Young Mercy Network, Marie Wood and Principal Stephen Walsh.

Thanks to the Alumnae Committee for their support of this event, to the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta for your support and attendance and to the Year 11 girls who acted as hosts for the event and the Flute Ensemble who provided entertainment.

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"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.