Damascus College blesses four new buildings

DAMASCUS College has blessed four of its new buildings, including its first ever purpose-built chapel, in a ceremony held last Friday.

The new buildings are part of a $15 million upgrade which have consolidated the college to one campus in Mt Clear. 

Bishop Paul Bird officially blessed the new chapel, which will be named Our Lady of Mercy Chapel.

Damascus College principal Matthew Byrne said the chapel would provide a space for quiet reflection and prayer.

“The names chosen recognise the significant history of the college so that current and future students understand the charisms on which the college was founded,” Mr Byrne said.

The Bishop Connors Wing for year 9 and 10 students, which was constructed in 2012, was opened by Bishop Peter Connors. 

Damascus College governor Father Adrian McInerney opened the Catherine McAuley Wing for year 7 and 8 students, the most recent refurbishment project at the college.

Former co-governor Sister Veronica Lawson opened the Valdaw Ward Auditorium, a 150-seat performing arts auditorium, as well as the Genevieve McDonald Science Wing.