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Thank you for supporting the Maytime Fair

Rain, hail or shine, thank you to all of our amazing supporters and volunteers who braved the elements and came to the Jesuit Mission Maytime Fair on Saturday 6 May.

There was entertainment for parents and children with a huge array of food, music, rides, arts and crafts, games, plant stalls, book stalls, a wine auction, sport, face painting, raffles, showbags and lots more.

“Above all there was a tangible sense of community spirit. Each year the Maytime Fair is a powerful reminder of the positive impact we can make together as one Jesuit family, serving our sisters and brothers in need around the world," said Helen Forde CEO of Jesuit Mission.

Schools, parishes, teachers, students and long-time supporters came together to uplift vulnerable communities in over 10 countries.

We are truly grateful for the commitment of you all, your year-round preparation and support on the day makes this wonderful event possible. 

“There was a real sense of community coming together throughout the day. Fair goers arrived on foot or by the courtesy bus, shuttling from a nearby carpark. People came with enthusiasm, undaunted by early rain, streaming up the College’s circular drive," said Julian Butler SJ, chaplain at Xavier College.

A special thank you to Xavier College, who have been generously hosting the event on their school grounds for over 70 years, since 1952.

“We are at our best as a Jesuit Province, made up of vowed Jesuits, the ministries in our care and those who partner with us in our mission, when we recognise the ways in which we can work together out of our shared identity. We can be so much more than the sum of our parts if we share and collaborate as we seek to join together in the building of the Kingdom of God." – Fr Quyen Vu SJ, Provincial of the Australian Jesuits

See you all next year!

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