13 August 2008
After one hundred and six years of tradition in Casterton the Sisters of Mercy were officially farewelled by a large gathering of friends, Church leaders and local dignitaries.
Bishop Peter Connors celebrated the Eucharist and paid tribute to the Sisters for their contribution to the Diocese, particularly in education in earlier days.
Both were presented with a beautiful leadlight image of the Mercy Cross from the Parish.
The farewell was preceded by a cemetery walk to honour the pioneer Sisters, Sister M Marcella Sheahan, Sister M Joseph Rowan, and Sister M Veronica Mathews who are buried in the Casterton Cemetery.