Marking Our Feast Day at The Marist

Marking Our Feast Day at The Marist

On Friday 6 October, The Marist School community came together for a celebratory Mass to mark Rosary Day 2017. This year also holds a special significance for the school as we commemorate the bicentenary of the Marist Order and the 70th year of The Marist in Sunninghill.

Held in Fourvière Hall, the school’s new major building investment, the Mass was attended by pupils, parents, staff, Governors, former staff and Marist Sisters and leading the service was the Bishop of Menevia, the Right Reverend Tom Burns S.M, on his first-ever visit to The Marist.

During Mass, pupils from both Preparatory and Senior led the readings and prayers with Preparatory musicians and the Choir providing musical accompaniment. Following a blessing of the building by Bishop Tom, a plaque commemorating the dedication was unveiled alongside the blessing of a pear tree which will be planted in the school grounds.

Speaking about the afternoon, Marist Principal, Mr Karl McCloskey said;

“We are truly honoured that the Bishop of Menevia, the Right Reverend Tom Burns, was able to lead us in our Mass today. Marking ‘Our Lady of the Holy Rosary’ (Rosary Day) is always an important date in the school calendar, none more so than in this year as we commemorate 200 years since the formation of The Marist Order and our 70th anniversary in Sunninghill. Our Sisters have been an instrumental part of the school’s history and will continue to help pave the way for The Marist in the future.”