On Friday 8 June, the College celebrated Founder’s Day. It is a day when we remember who we are, where we have come from and what we are all about; a day dedicated to the founder of the Christian Brothers who established the College, Blessed Edmund Rice.
In starting our day we celebrated Mass focusing on the core Touchstone of Gospel Spirituality. Through word and song we surrendered ourselves humbly before God showing our acknowledgement that God’s love is ‘strong and constant’ even when ours waivers. The Address spoke of the core of our faith and how we are challenged to ‘have courage and act’ just as Edmund did. Several musical pieces in the Mass demonstrated diversity and expressed beauty for all to appreciate.
Following Mass, the Year 12 students lead a magnificent concert which was both clever and funny, while various members of the community showcased their skills. It expressed the essence of good nature and genuine love amongst all present.
All were treated to a BBQ lunch prepared for us by a wonderful band of parent volunteers. Then, as we gathered together around Breen Oval, we were treated to a performance by the College’s Marching Band to celebrate 90 Years of St Patrick’s College, followed by the Annual Waterford Mile which was won by Jonathan Meaker (Year 8) in the closest of margins.
A great day was had by all as we showcased the community of the College and expressed our gratitude for all that we enjoy.