Mercy and St Patrick’s College Cricket girls took to the field in Brisbane on Monday 11 October in the Queensland Cricket T20 StreetSmarts State Challenge Championships.
Our Intermediate Girls were unfortunately defeated. Even though we lost, the girls took so much away from the opportunity to play at this level and to be treated to a trip away courtesy of Queensland Cricket. With their heads held high some of our junior girls took to the field again in our combined Mercy/St Patrick’s team to take on Fairholme College.
This time our senior girls dominated the bowling and restricted Fairholme to 103 runs with Meghan McCartney taking three wickets and some classic catches in the field by Haylee Holdsworth. After losing only one wicket Mercy/St Patrick’s walked away with a very comprehensive win with nine wickets still in hand thanks to the outstanding batting of Isabella Sammut. Scoring 65 runs, Issy carried her bat for the entire game and was rewarded with Player of the Final.
Wow! What a week. After a very rocky start, 29 students, 3 staff and a parent, boarded a plane on Tuesday morning and headed to the Gold Coast. This year we entered five teams into the world’s biggest touch tournament. The competition consisted of over 60 teams in each age group and over 500 teams in total. More than 6000 participants battled it out over five days of exceptional Touch Football.
This was the first time that Mercy and St Patrick’s combined to enter our five teams - 13 Years Boys, 15 Years Boys and Girls, Open Boys and an Open Mixed team.
The 13 boys and 15 girls both made it through to Round 16. The 15 boys were outstanding during their pool games, also only dropping one game. However, they unfortunately missed out on finals by a countback of for and against.
The Vinnies Committee were very busy on Mercy Day selling chocolates, chips, soft drinks and baked goods to a very chilled out student cohort at the Harbour. The Vinnies volunteers worked very hard to keep up with the high demand for treat food and did a fantastic job of promptly serving all. Over $1000 was raised for charity, so a big thank you for your generosity Mercy!
As per the Mercy tradition, the fundraising focus for Term 4 is the Vinnies Christmas Hampers. All students are encouraged to donate the required items via their Homerooms. There will be a prize for the Homeroom with the most number of Christmas hampers - a Homeroom party!! The record to beat for the most number of hampers is 6.
Today as a community of faith we celebrate Mercy Day.
Today is an opportunity to commemorate the day with which Catherine McAuley opened the House of Mercy. We give thanks for the life of Catherine McAuley who had a mission and education vision which centered around being Christ-like to others. Catherine and her community of women commenced their work of Mercy 194 years ago which has since seen the work of Sisters of Mercy expand to over 46 countries around the world.
Congratulations to the ‘Mercy in Action’ Encouragement Award Recipients