In gratitude for the ANZACs

27 April 2015 | General Interest

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This year, Australia commemorates the ANZAC Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. The ANZAC Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians. Therefore, in gratitude for our ANZACs we hosted a beautifully led ANZAC morning service in our Chapel.

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We remembered not only the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorated more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women. To contribute our own personal appreciation our meaningful tribute in our Chapel incorporated prayer, ritual, music and rich symbolism. The Last Post was played followed by a procession to our Lone Pine where we laid our wreath of remembrance and poppies in our field.

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At recess, the College Vinnies Conference hosted an ANZAC fundraiser; selling an ANZAC Package for $2 consisting of a Hot Chocolate with an ANZAC biscuit and badge. We also had on offer for $1.50 the ‘100 Years Anzac Centenary Coin’. All proceeds were directly donated to the care and welfare of aged war veterans.

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Our cherished wish each and every year is that we strive for peace and justice. We pray for peace in our own hearts, in our families and communities: may we learn to resolve conflicts and be peacemakers in our daily Liturgy lives. Jesus, Prince of Peace pray for us.