MacKillop Catholic College is part of the Parish of Bellerive and Father Peter O’Loughlin is our Parish Priest.
Father Peter has a pivotal role in ministering to our students. He is a calming and cheerful presence, and officiates at our formal Commissioning and Thanksgiving liturgies, and conducts Mass on the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop each year.
Father Peter is a member of our College Ministry Team, which plans and directs the Liturgical, prayer, retreat and outreach experiences of which our students are invited to be a part. He has been our guest on many occasions in the Religious Education classroom, particularly with the Year 8 “Priesthood” unit.
Over the years, Father Peter has conducted class masses, prayer services and special liturgies. In addition, the Sacramental program is run through the Bellerive Parish, as are joint Parish-College masses throughout the year. Father Peter’s enthusiasm and involvement with MacKillop Catholic College reinforces the Eucharistic and parish dimensions of College life, benefiting staff and students alike.