Jaricot House Mass 2024

I am delighted to share the success of the Jaricot House Mass, led by Fr Greg Walsh on Wednesday 21st of February. As we gathered to honor Pauline Jaricot, our house patron, the Mass provided a wonderful opportunity to mark the commencement of the school year by celebrating the values that unite us. For parents, it was a special occasion to witness their children’s involvement in the life of the College, to develop connections with the House tutors and mix with other families of the Jaricot community.

Being new to the College and new in the role of Jaricot House Coordinator, I was humbled by the warm and heart felt welcome from students, parents, carers and staff and the strong sense of belonging and unity that exists within the House. Through heartfelt prayers, inspiring readings, and beautiful musical performances, we were able to strengthen our bonds and reaffirm our commitment to living out motto ‘striving together’. 

I acknowledge our students who contributed to the success of this special event, including our Liturgy Captain, Isabella Cicciari, Co-Captains, Alessia and Jaime, our talented choir and musicians, including Molly, Grace, Sofia (who performed the Ave Maria), Ava and Maria (who played piano). The students who led us in prayer, processions and helped with technology and ushering, including Sarah, Charlize, Bianca, Joelle, Billie, Navika, Molly, Emily, Elka, Stephanie, Charlotte, Livia, Allegra, Elisia, Elizabeth, Erica and Ruby.

After the Mass, we enjoyed a lovely supper on Cerdone Plaza, provided by the hospitality students and I thank staff and students who helped with the supper preparations, including Ms Cleggett and Mr Watts. All House tutor teachers contributed to the Jaricot House spirit, supporting their students and connecting with parents. I thank our College Principal, Dr. Anne Ireland, and the College Leadership Team for the opportunity to host this special occasion. 

Miss Luisa Navanteri, Jaricot House Coordinator
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