Thank-you Marylou and Happy Retirement! Jul 13, 2021
Happy Retirement to Marylou!
In 2021 Marylou decided her 70th birthday marked her retirement date. She is looking forward to spending time with her family and friends and doing a little volunteering on occasion.
Marylou has been a large presence in her faith and in the parish community. Marylou started work in 1988 at St Kevin’s School. She started as the Tuckshop Convenor. Later, Marylou taught typing to children with cerebral palsy. While working at St Kevin’s she was also the coordinator of the Art Show.
In 1993 Fr Bill Morris asked her to fill in as the Parish Secretary as Lyn Borin wanted to have long weekends. Marylou worked on Fridays and Mondays. She also started working at Centacare at night time. In 1996 Fr Michael McCarthy asked if she would like to become the Parish Wedding Coordinator as there were 80 – 90
weddings a year at the time and needed someone to coordinate the heavy workload. In 1998 Marylou took on a full time position at Centacare and worked there until 2009 when she was asked by Fr Dan Ryan to come and help out once again with Parish administration.
Marylou has been a reader, a mass assistant at St Vincent’s church, Sacred Heart 9am, helped out with Baptisms, Sacramental programs, many weddings and funerals. On one occasion Marylou led the singing at mass when the organist and singer were absent. She will continue to assist at the 5pm Vigil Mass.
May God bless you, Marylou. Thank you for the countless acts of kindness, work and organisation over many years. All the very best for this next exciting chapter, and we are grateful that we will continue to be blessed by your participation in the Parish community.
Sincerely, The Parish Team and all the Parish community.