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SPC Care – supporting our community in 2022

By Lorrie Liston   Caring and supporting our community is at the core of everything that St Patrick’s College does. With this clearly in mind, the College’s SPC Care pastoral support program has aimed to provide a caring embrace to many in our community going through tough times in 2022. By the end of the…

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Paddy’s Summer Lunch a great success

A great crowd of around 40 Old Collegians and a couple of former teachers attended the Paddy’s Summer Lunch at the Emerald Hotel, in South Melbourne, last Friday. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up together, following the cancellation of the spring lunch due to COVID concerns at the time. The Paddy Seasonal Lunches…

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Welcoming Class of 2021 back for One-Year Reunion

We were delighted to welcome back our Class of 2021 on Tuesday evening for their One-Year Reunion at the College’s OCA Pavilion. It was a great opportunity for these young men to catch up with their former classmates to see where life has taken them in the last 12 months. Thanks to all who attended…

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Christmas catch-up for the Class of 1974

The Class of 1974 held an informal Christmas party recently at the home of Old Collegian Peter Todd (SPC 1969-74) in Ballarat. We thank fellow classmate Shane Pianta (SPC 1973-74) for sharing the story and photos with us. “On Sunday, 20 November 2022, 12 SPC PY1974 students with their partners caught up with each other…

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Where are they now – Terry Gastin (SPC 1966-70)

We recently reconnected with Old Collegian and former boarder Terry Gastin (SPC 1966-70), who has kindly permitted the College to share his story, which was published in a reunion book produced by the Class of 1970 in readiness for their 50-Year Reunion, which was rescheduled repeatedly over the past two years due to COVID, however…

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Class of 1970 enjoy 50-Year Reunion get-together

We welcomed back our Class of 1970 on Sunday, 23 October 2022 for their long-awaited 50-Year Reunion after several postponements due to the COVID pandemic over the last two years. A Mass was held in the College Chapel and the group enjoyed a tour of the College’s expansive grounds and buildings before settling into the…

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Ray Clarke (SPC 1971-76)

We send our deepest condolences to the family of Old Collegian Ray Clarke (SPC 1971-76) who sadly passed away on 11 November 2022. Ray is the much-loved younger brother of Bernard (SPC 1965-70) (dec) and Graeme (SPC 1966-71). Ray is survived by his wife Margaret, sons Sean and Liam and step son Julian. A memorial…

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Br Douglas (Evin) Zoch (former staff)

St Patrick’s College was saddened by the passing of Brother Douglas (Evin) Zoch on 23 October 2022. Br Zoch was the longest-serving Christian Brother at St Patrick’s College. He made his vows to the Christian Brothers on Christmas Day, 1954 and worked in a number of communities, including St Monica’s, Moonee Ponds; Parade Preparatory, Alphington;…

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John Michael Taffe (SPC 1948)

We have been notified of the passing of John Michael Taffe (SPC 1948) earlier this year on 23 March 2022. A Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Bernards Catholic Church in Belmont. John was the loving husband of Bridget and father of Michael, Brian and Paul and grandfather of six and cousin to Michael Taffe…

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David John Clifton (SPC 1975-76, PY1977)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of old Collegian David John Clifton (SPC 1975-76, PY1977) on 23 October 2022 after an illness. David was the devoted and loving husband of Mary, treasured father and father-in-law of Sam (SPC 2002-07) and Shani, Nick (SPC 2004-09) and Kate and Andrew (SPC 2005-10) and Makala and…

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