The Year 4 students at St Patrick’s Primary School Swansea are currently studying the history of the Catholic Church both in Australia and in our Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
On Thursday 24 July, the students visited the Bishop’s Chancery, the Diocesan offices and Sacred Heart Cathedral. With Alyson Segrott as their tour guide, the students learnt about the various ministries undertaken by those who work in the offices. Bishop Bill was most generous with his time, and he gave the students many insights into the daily work that his job entails.
Sr Louise Gannon rsj gave the students some interesting architectural and historical insights into the Cathedral, and Helene O’Neill finished the day with a game that brought to life the parable of the mustard seed. Thanks to Alyson, Bishop Bill, Sr Louise and Helene, as well as John Donnelly, Tracey Edstein and Teresa Brierley who addressed the students about the important work that they do.
Article and photos courtesy of Peter Green, Principal of St Patrick's Primary School Swansea.