Last Friday, May 21 was the 30th anniversary of Josephite Sr Irene McCormack’s
death whilst serving as a missionary in Peru after 25 years of service to Catholic
education in WA. Born in the Wheatbelt town of Trayning, Sr Irene is our very
own, an inspiration for our West Australian Catholic community.
The link below is to a prayer video compiled by student leaders from 4 Catholic
schools in Perth who reflect on the gift of Sr Irene’s life as a life offered for love
of God and love for the poor of our world. As our young leaders powerfully
suggest, hers is a life and legacy for all of us to honour and feel affirmed in our
own calling to be followers of Christ in our everyday lives.
We invite parishioners to reflect on this prayer video during this weekend or on
any other appropriate day that follows in remembrance of Sr Irene and all those
who offer their lives for love in overseas missionary service, especially during
these COVID-19 times.