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St Mary’s students and staff stage their first expo tonight

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November 24, 2017

ST MARY’S Primary School student Patrick Caffery has the whole world in his hands.

And tonight his little world will go on display at the inaugural St Mary’s Parish Expo.

‘‘It’s a world with all the churches across the world all over it,’’ Patrick said.

As part of the art competition, students were asked to create what the church (St Mary’s Parish) meant to them.

Pastoral associate Christine Sebire expects a good turn out for the expo and has one simple want when it finishes.

‘‘I’d like to be able to say they’ve met parishioners they haven’t met before and have found a way to be actively involved in the parish,’’ Ms Sebire said.

There will be about 30 stalls on display, including ones selling charity items, plus lots of food from all over the world on sale.

‘‘People could pick up the perfect Christmas present,’’ Ms Sebire said.

‘‘We would love for the community to come and see what happens at the parish.

‘‘All the different parish groups will have stalls, showing what they do within our community.

‘‘The whole idea of it is for parishioners to get to know one another better and then understand how they can be helping the community.

‘‘The groups within the parish are really the crux of what we do.

‘‘While a lot of people think of church as going to mass, for us, mass is a celebration. In essence the church is to serve our community and we do that very well.’’

Everyone is encouraged to head to the expo where Ms Sebire expects there will be something for everyone including live music and performances from students involved in St Mary’s Got Talent.

The night will finish with the parish’s annual general meeting. The expo will run from 5pm-7pm at the parish centre on Anstruther St.

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