New Oval - New Name

Friday, 26 May 2023

We are pleased to announce the name of the new College oval will be Fitzroy Oval.

To celebrate, we would like to invite all members of the College community to join us for the Grand Opening and Picnic Gala Day. The day will include the blessing of the oval by Most Reverend Bishop Ken Howell, Bishop of Toowoomba, as well as rugby, touch football and soccer matches, good food, drinks and an afternoon of coming together as a community.  

Fitzroy Oval is named in honour of the birthplace of St Mary MacKillop. Born in the family home, ‘Marino Cottage’ in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, on 15 January 1842, Mary spent her childhood and much of her young adult life in Victoria. Life was hard but it was in this house that Mary’s mother, Flora, taught her to believe in the providence of God, in the strong love of family and in the generosity of community. These values, together with a love of music, singing and education gave Mary a heart for others and one dedicated to God.  Some of her adult ministry was spent serving the poor and vulnerable in the slums of Fitzroy at the request of Archbishop Thomas Carr. 

Lunch is on us for this event, so to assist us with catering, please see the below invitation and click here to RSVP by 14 July.  

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We look forward to welcoming you to the College for this special event.