Students and staff of Red Bend Catholic College in Forbes have farewelled the Marist Brothers after 94 years of faithful service. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
College principal Stephen Dwyer said in a livestreamed liturgy in November that the Marist Brothers had made an “amazing contribution” since 1926 when the first Marist school opened in Johnson Street.
“As the Marist Brothers conclude their time at the College at the end of the 2020 year, we are grateful for their presence and we are inspired to continue to enliven the Marist spirit to those in our care,” Mr Dwyer said.
Also recognised in the ceremony was the contribution of Marist Brothers in other schools in the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes in the towns of Parkes, Forbes, Bourke and Broken Hill.
Marist Province of Australia provincial Br Peter Carroll said that the brothers were saddened to be leaving but that Marists are used to “welcomes and farewells, comings and goings”.
“We do our bit and we move on,” Brother Carroll said. “Most of us don’t stay in one place for very long … [but] we’re very grateful for all we have received over 94 years.”
Red Bend College farewells Marist brothers (The Catholic Weekly)