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FCJ College ANZAC DAY CEREMONY     —24th April 2008

FCJ College held a moving Anzac Day liturgy and ceremony at the College grounds this morning.

Celebrations in the school grounds.Proceedings commenced with a liturgy held in St Joseph’s Church, with a special presentation to the school community by Capt. Matt Dwyer from the Australian Army. Capt. Dwyer gave a moving account with his reflections on the meaning of the Anzac spirit and the relevance and prevalence of this spirit today.  He spoke of the number of Australians whose lives were lost or who were injured during WWI, and gave some personal accounts of his time during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Following the liturgy students moved in silence to the front gardens of the school, where a special ceremony was held.  Students Ellen Versteegen (dressed in an authentic World War I Lighthorseman uniform) and Sinead Bouwmeester led a riderless horse into the ceremony.

Riderless horse being led from the grounds.The Ode was read by Sr Celine Nolan fcJ, followed by the laying of a wreath by School Captains Kirri Brightmore and Patrick Meagher, led by Capt. Dwyer.

The Last Post was played as the Australian flag was lowered to half mast, followed by one minute’s silence, and the Rouse.

The riderless horse was then led from the College grounds, symbolising the end of the ceremony. 

Photo courtesy of the Benalla Ensign

FCJ College Captains joined the Benalla Anzac Day ceremony on 25th April and lay a wreath on behalf of the FCJ College community.

Lest we forget!

Nuestra pequeña Sociedad tiene como fin
     glorificar el corazón de Jesús
           por todos los medios a su alcance…     (Marie Madeleine)