Mother's Day Breakfast

On Friday 7 May, Penola Catholic College hosted its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast. After a year of not being able to gather in large groups, it was fabulous to gather together for a special celebration in the lead up to Mother’s Day on Sunday 9 May. It was a wonderful morning commencing in St Joseph’s Chapel with mass celebrated by Father Tony Cox and then moving into the ASH.

Penola staff and some student helpers hosted approximately 330 people for breakfast. It was very uplifting and moving to see so many mothers sharing breakfast with their children and mingling with other parents and staff. The Parents and Friends ran a raffle and once again worked tirelessly to raise funds for the College. The mothers and children enjoyed the Mum Song, a funny take on all the many, many jobs in a mum’s life!

As you would appreciate, an event like this requires a lot of organisation and helpers. A big thank you to Fr Tony and the Faith and Mission Team; all the maintenance staff, the student helpers and the many staff, both teaching and non-teaching, who were on deck at 7.00am to begin cooking under the guidance of master chef Mr Cottom and the many staff involved in the preparation for the day. By the responses that I have included below, it certainly seems to have been a great success and we look forward to seeing mums again next year and the dads at the Father’s Day Breakfast on Friday 3 September.

Mrs Angela Xidias.

Good morning Angela, I attended the Mother’s Day breakfast yesterday and I am so grateful and happy to say it was the best Mother’s Day breakfast I have ever attended, the thought that went into the presentation of the tables, the gifts and atmosphere was beautiful, breakfast was lovely and so filling it set me up for the day. The morning was an absolute credit to everyone who was involved. I look forward to seeing everyone next year.

Dear Ms. Xidias,
Just a quick note to say ‘Thank you’ so much to you (and your team of helpers) for the lovely Mother’s Day Breakfast on campus this morning – I felt very spoilt! I hope that you have a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday and that your loved ones will spoil you as well.
Ms. Carolyn Drenen