Eileen O’Connor’s birthday (February 19) was marked with a very special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Thomas Church, Lewisham for the students, staff and parents of Eileen O’Connor Catholic College, Lewisham. Concelebrants were Sydney Catholic Schools Chaplain, Fr Gary Perritt, and Parish Priest, Fr Sam Lynch. The Mass was also attended by Assistant Priest at St Mary’s Cathedral and the Master of Ceremonies to the Archbishop of Sydney, Fr Lewi Barakat; Executive Director National Catholic Education Commission, Jacinta Collins; and members of OLN. It was a wonderful celebration, with four students confirmed during the Mass. All students were given a copy of the book, Eileen O’Connor, Little Mother Down Under and staff were given a special centenary coin. The Mass was followed by a light luncheon hosted by the school executive. Eileen O’Connor Catholic College provides holistic educational services for young people with moderate intellectual disabilities or complex learning needs.
Srs Gabriel Bast ole, Kerry Macdermott oln, Pauline Fogarty oln, Margaret Mary Birgan oln and Sr Gaye Reynolds rsc (second pew) at the Mass honouring Eileen O’Connor’s birthday.