On Friday 31 May, College staff and students celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Angela Merici. A special College community Mass was also held, celebrated by Fr Emil Milat and Fr Josh Scott. As this year marks 60 years since the beginning of the College, the Mass reflected on the College’s past, present and future journey from Canberra Catholic Girls’ High School in 1959, to Merici College in 2019 and beyond, with a special focus on the six Houses and the Founding Orders. At the conclusion of Mass, the Christian Service Learning Program awards were presented to more than 100 students for 50 hours, 100 hours and 150 hours of completed Christian Service. Tess Carlton and Jade Esler, both Year 12 students were each presented with the St Angela Merici Award; the fourth and fifth recipients of this award since the program’s inception five years ago. Throughout the day, students remembered St Angela as an educator of women from all classes of society. They participated in a Kahoot competition and reflected on St Angela’s love and sensitivity in serving others and her deep understanding of God’s love for all which continues to influence Merici students as they follow her vision. A fiesta was held in the afternoon with each House holding a stall which included food stalls, carnival games, baby photo competition, face painting, a disco and bubble soccer. We would like to thank our House and Vice Captains for organising the stalls.