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ANZAC Eve Mass - St Francis Xavier Cathedral


As a recipient of the 2018 Premier’s ANZAC School Spirit Award, Year 10 student Lila was invited to read the biographical story she penned about the Docking brothers from Pinaroo South Australia.

Lila recalled how they had enlisted, fought and died together in the trenches of Bullecourt France during World War One. Her moving tribute to the brothers encapsulated the true ANZAC spirit of courage, mateship and sacrifice that so many young Australian men showed during that conflict. A truly inspiring story.

Fr Philip Marshall led the Vigil MASS which was attended by many ADF personnel, past serving men and women, teachers and students from various metropolitan and state Catholic schools. At the conclusion of the MASS the congregation were invited to proceed to the War Memorial on North Terrace led by Fr Philip and a traditional piper. In what was a moving service members of the congregation were reminded of the bravery of those who have served and still continue to serve today.

Angie Selga
History Faculty

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