The St. Mary’s school community celebrated Mercy Day Mass on Monday 24th September. We celebrated our strong Mercy tradition and Catholic ethos and reflected on how we can continue Catherine McAuley’s legacy of caring and compassion. This year’s school theme, inspired by the recent Papal visit, celebrates ‘St. Mary’s as a Family of Families’. Pope Francis’ words, ‘Please, Thank you and I’m sorry’ are the three central tenets of our theme. The entrance hymn was the official hymn of the World Meeting of Families, ‘A Joy for All the Earth’. As an inclusive school community, we endeavour to be guided by the values of kindness, mercy, respect, patience, understanding and hope.