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Over 200 years, Catholic schools have educated millions of Australian students.

Explore our website to see just some of the moments from generations past and our school communities as they are today. 

Join in the celebration

National Mass – 24 May

If you are unable to attend a Cathedral or school Mass to celebrate the Bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia, join us on Monday 24 May 2021 from 10.15am AEST on the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians – Patroness of Australia.

The National Mass will be live streamed from a number of sites:

  • SYDNEY – St Mary’s Cathedral – 10.15am AEST via link 
  • BROKEN BAY – Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral – 10.30am AEST via link
  • TOOWOOMBA – St Patrick’s Cathedral – 10.30am AEST via link
  • HOBART- St Mary’s Cathedral – 11.30am AEST via link
  • ADELAIDE – St Francis Xavier Cathedral – 10:00am ACST via link
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What’s happening

Tell us what’s happening in your state, territory or school community to celebrate 200 years of Catholic education. 

Bicentenary celebration commemorative magazine

Read our first edition of ‘Faith in the Future’ highlighting stories and coverage of the Bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia.

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Local celebrations

Our 1,755 Catholic schools across Australia are distinct and diverse. From metropolitan cities to rural, regional and remote parts of Australia, our schools meet the individual needs of their students differently, but with the same shared mission of an excellent, faith-based education. 

On our Resources page there are a list of suggested activities so diocesan and school communities can celebrate the Bicentenary of Catholic education in their own distinct ways. 

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