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St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Loving and Provident God,
We give you thanks
for the life and goodness of
Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
You placed within her heart the desire
to promote the love of Jesus
in the lives of little children
through education.
Her loving and compassionate heart
led her to a life of service to the poor,
and to the neglected men, women
and children of society.

Inspired by her example
may we follow in her footsteps
with a joyful heart and live by her motto:
“Never see a need without
Doing something about it.”

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St John the Baptist, pray for us.


This is the ministry of Fr Richard Healey, pastor of St Paul’s Catholic Parish, based in Albion Park, a southern suburb of the city of Wollongong.
Fr Rick is also Director of Vocations and Chaplain to Catholic Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
This website includes homilies, resources for prayer, liturgy and film reviews. More information is available at frrick!me blog.