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Australian Prime Minster visits DLS Caringbah

Australian Prime Minster visits DLS Caringbah

“WIYANGA NGABAMARA”

Friday 19 November was a very special day for all Lasallians at De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah as the college community and invited guests gathered for the blessing and opening of the college hall including teaching and learning facilities.

The building has an Aboriginal name; “Wiyanga Ngabamara” which translates as “Mary the Mother of God.” The Marian name sits well with Our Lady of Fatima Parish which is adjacent to the college.

Invited guests included Archbishop Fisher OP, Hon Scott Morrison Prime Minister and local Member, Tony Farley Executive Director Sydney Catholic Schools, Fr Moises Tapia Assistant Priest, local clergy and other guests including Br David Hawke Visitor and Br John Pill.

Archbishop Fisher in his homily focussed on the Gospel theme “you are the salt of the earth” while Prime Minister Morrison addressed the students urging them to value their beliefs. Both the homily and address were inspiring.

The impressive Commonwealth funded building was blessed by Archbishop Fisher OP and opened jointly by him with Prime Minister Morrison and Tony Farley.

The function concluded with a group photo with the students at the Prime Minister’s request.

Please click this link to view the recording. 

Congratulations to Peter Buxton Principal and all at De La Salle.

 

Posted by Br David Hawke on 29 November 2021