Welcome to Bernie's Two Minute Friday where we will invite you to take a couple of minutes out from your busy schedule to read about what is happening in the world - all with a St Bernard’s Old Collegians focus.
22K for 2K22
The St Bernard's College Foundation is looking to raise $22,000 for the start of 2022. This would allow us to achieve our goal of raising $100,000 for the St Bernard's College Scholarship and Bursary Fund.
We are encouraging Old Collegians to consider one of the following gifts for our 22K for 2K22 campaign.
With your help, we can continue to provide Catholic boys of Essendon the opportunity to fulfil their dreams at St Bernard’s College.
Remember Gifts are tax deductible.
After another tough year with managing lockdowns, remote learning, and all the pivoting we have all experienced, We have done the hard yard's and now the light is at the end of the tunnel!
We hope everyone gets a chance to see friends. family and loved ones over the Christmas break, and we are looking forward to a big 2022
From all of us at the College, the St Bernard's Foundation & The Old Collegian Association
Many Thanks to Fr Kevin Burke who provided these wonderful snaps after Fr Kevin’s 50 + 1 Anniversary Mass.
The top photo shows Michael Perrett, John Sharkey and Peter Tyrell all from the same year as Kevin (Class of 1961).
The second photo is of Kevin and his 3 brothers Peter SBOC 58 (Front Right), John SBOC 61 (Back Left) and Gerard SBOC 64 (Front Left) of course Kevin is sitting in the front middle.
Kevin also had two nephews attend the College Nicholas SBOC 2004 who is (back row second right) and Christopher SBOC 2006 who is standing back row middle.
The College and wider racing community have been deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Chris Caserta's (SBC 2012)
Chris disappeared during a late-night swim at Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast on Wednesday.
Volunteers and emergency services continued their extensive air, land and sea search for Mr Caserta at about 6am this morning.
The operation, which had lasted more than 34 hours, had been unsuccessful until about 8.30am, when volunteers located a body about 200 metres offshore from Main Beach, which was confirmed to be Chris
Rest In Peace Chris. You will be greatly missed, You will ALWAYS be a Bernard's Boy.
St Bernard’s College mass for Deceased Old Collegians - Postponed
Our mass for Deceased Old Collegian's, which was planned to take place on Saturday, 4 December, has regrettably been postponed due to a positive COVID case at the College
We will keep our Community informed about the next step from here
Next year, we plan to tweak the format of the mass slightly for a more inclusive mass, we will release details as they are confirmed
In this week's around the College, All of our College Captain's come together for a final video address for 2021 & renewed excitement for 2022
With these young men leading us into 2022, its going to be a great year!
We've added an update personal details page to our website to make it easy for Old Collegians to provide updated contact details to the College. Ensuring your contact details are up to date with the College is essential to continue to receive our publications and invitations to Old Collegian events, such as the Reunions.
We received quite a few updates after the last edition, be sure to keep them coming in!
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