The Marist family, and broader community, have once again joined together to generously and thoughtfully support Marist Noel 2023.
Many have contributed financially ‘A Marist Noel’. To each and all of these, we are grateful.
We have other Marist communities that have contributed in other ways. The families and staff of St Gregory’s Junior School, Campbelltown, have donated gifts to our Noel campaign.
Over several weeks in Term 4, the gifts swelled in number beneath the tree, in the College foyer:
Pat O’Reilly, Marist180 Director Mission, Inclusion and Identity and Robyn Bowen, Religious Education Leader of Learning, surrounded by gifts.
Additionally, 10 Year 10 Students, and teacher Mr Robert Almeida, spent several hours wrapping gifts at La Valla. Their focused, energetic, positive and collaborative teamwork was excellent-and made such a difference to the logistics of getting items sorted, wrapped and ready for distribution.
Mr Robert Almeida, and Marist College Kogarah students
Our hope is to capture the Christmas spirit for the children and young people in our residential care homes through the common practice of gift giving. Sadly, for many of them, Christmas is an unpleasant reminder that they are in someone else's care, displaced, and disconnected from family to celebrate the festive season with. Christmas can be that time where feelings of sadness, loneliness and being the forgotten ones in our society become overwhelming.
Elves at work!
Through ‘A Marist Noel,’ our children and young people have shared their dreams, aspirations, and desired gifts for Christmas. To help make their dreams come true, we need and welcome further contributions. If you can assist, please visit: