Christmas cards brighten festive season

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Christmas will be a little brighter for inmates at Woodford Correctional Centre thanks to the efforts of Our Lady's students. 

The Year 7 and 8 students made Christmas cards for the prisoners who will decorate and give them to loved ones.

They also raised money and donated toiletry items for people leaving prison to help them transition back into the community.

Their efforts were recognised by Sr Chris Symonds of the Josephite Order at College Assembly this week. 

Sr Chris works as a chaplain at Woodford Correctional Centre and volunteers at MacKillop Gate Ministry, which aims to assist prisoners as they re-enter society. 

Sr Chris said she was reminded of the students' real and active love by the scripture verse she had heard that morning - 

'If a person who was rich enough in this world's goods saw that one of his brothers or sisters was in need, but closed their heart to them, how could the love of God be living in that person? My children, our love is not to be just words or mere talk, but something real and active.'

                                                                                                            John 13: 17-28