St Patrick's College Strathfield

Cherishing A Mothers’ Love


On Friday 12 May, we assembled at Rosehill Gardens to honour and cherish the incredible life-giving presence of our mothers and acknowledge the profound bond that exists between a mother and her son. Commemorating motherhood within the celebration of the Eucharist serves as a reminder that the love bestowed upon us by our mothers, is akin to the unfathomable love of our creator God, for us all.

Our mothers not only care for us from the day we are born; they shape our lives in profound ways as living embodiments of love: patience, kindness, compassion and generosity. They teach us to be resilient in the face of adversity. Through their own actions, they show us what it means to love others, and they inspire us to live our lives with purpose and meaning.

Our celebration of the Eucharist showcased how the EREA Touchstones can be applied to the role of mothers. Our College Orchestra and Choir brought great beauty to our gathering with their leadership in the music for the Mass, and Fr Jack, as always, gave heart to our time together through his words.

After the Mass, our mothers were treated to a delightful morning tea, creating an opportunity for them to unwind, indulge, and relish in the blessings of our tight-knit community. It was a wonderful occasion for them to enjoy the company of one another and take a well-deserved break.