St Mary’s community Donald will welcome eight members of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions congregation as they visit Donald for the weekend of July 16 & 17, 2022 to celebrate the centenary of the arrival of the first Sisters to Donald in 1922. This visit will also include time at St Mary’s Primary School during the morning of Monday, July 18.
Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s, Donald at 10.30am on Sunday, July 17, after which a short presentation on the history of the Order and its association with Donald, will be given by Sister Catherine Brabender, Province Leader of the Order.
From 12.00noon there will be a lunch for all members of our parish to be held at the Mount Jeffcott Hotel in Donald. The Sisters will join us for that lunch.
Everyone is welcome to join us in Donald from 10.30am on this Sunday morning. Past students of the Sisters, and members of the wider East Wimmera Parish, are especially invited to attend. For those who would like to attend the lunch, please RSVP to Enid Brasier, ph. 0407 366 328.
If you would like to be a part of the event from afar, the Mass and short presentation afterwards will be streamed on YouTube from 10.25am. The link to our YouTube channel is St Mary’s Catholic Church, Donald, Australia – YouTube
For any further enquiries please contact Michael Flagg, ph. 0407 270 587.