Mission's annual Card Day attracted more players than ever this year, with word
evidently spreading about the enjoyment that this event brings to supporters
buoyed by the success of the annual Indian Bazaar.
Day has become a highlight on the Jesuit Mission social calendar, with regulars
meeting up to play a variety of card games and enjoy a delicious lunch provided
by the organisers. And, despite the fact that NSW students are on school
holidays, many youngsters turned up to serve the card players who had gathered
at St Ignatius' College, Riverview, for the occasion.
we had students from Loyola Senior High School, Mt Druitt, Loreto Kirribilli,
St Aloysius College, St Ignatius' College Riverview, St Edward's Tamworth, and
McCarthy Catholic College Tamworth helping with the day as part of their
community service program', said organiser Margaret Knapp.
were essential to the success of the day, said Margaret.
the many supporters who give time to cook, serve on tables and clear after the
function', she said.
Farewell Fr Tom Keogh SJ
Jesuit Mission in Melbourne has bid farewell to Fr Tom Keogh SJ, who returned
to Hazaribag in India after three months in Australia.
In his time
in the country, Fr Keogh had a chance to meet and talk with students at Jesuit
schools, and was impressed with their enthusiasm for Jesuit Mission's work.
children were so happy to hear something about Jesuit Mission firsthand', he
said. ‘This great interest among the children has come from the teachers. They
were very aware of what the mission is doing.'
He was also
a special guest at the Indian Bazaar at St Ignatius' College, Riverview in
September, and spent time with the many other volunteers who support the organisation
in Melbourne and Sydney.
Melbourne Manager Stephie Dunstan gave thanks to Fr Keogh for his time in
Australia. But Fr Keogh said the experience was just as rewarding for him.
all the people who are working for the mission and supporting the mission with
their prayers and their financial help, that's been an extraordinary
experience', he said.
experience is one of being inspired.'
A full interview with Fr Tom Keogh
will appear in the next edition of Province Express.