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Friday, 09 June 2017 12:51

Presentation Sisters bid farewell to Iona Presentation Primary School

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presentation sisters farewell ionaThe Iona Presentation Primary School community last week came together to commemorate the handing over of the school to Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe sdb.

The handing over marks 110 years of responsibility for the school by the Presentation Sisters.

The occasion was marked with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and concelebrated with Frs James D’Souza, Chris Ross and Rodrigo Ponte, in addition to the blessing of a ‘Presentation’ Garden and abstract mosaic.

Archbishop Costelloe thanked the Presentation Sisters for the wonderful gift of their presence at the school over many years and the Church in Western Australia.

“I do want to say at the start, seeing that with so many of the sisters here today, we need to make a big fuss of them.

“To show them how grateful we are for all the wonderful gifts they have given, especially to this school, the big school up the road and also to our church in WA,” Archbishop Costelloe said.

Special acknowledgement was given to the traditional owners of the land and symbolic offerings were brought to the front by staff and students to honour Presentation Order founder, Nano Nagle.

Read the full article here by Natashya Fernandez, which includes Perth Archbishop Costelloe's message and photos of the event at the archdiocesan website.

(Photo by Natashya Fernandez shows Congregation Leader of the Presentation Sisters in Western Australia Sr Kathleen Laffan (left) with Archbishop Costelloe and Iona Presentation Primary School Principal Jennifer Anderson participating in the celebrations.)