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Campion hosts 15th Graduation Ceremony at Parramatta Cathedral

20 Dec 2022

Campion celebrated its 15th graduation on Thursday, as graduands and their families and friends gathered at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta for the ceremony.

Former television presenter and journalist Chris Uhlmann gave the Occasional Address, giving a unique insight into his own experience at Campion’s Toongabbie campus, formerly a Marist seminary, where he trained for several years as a seminarian.

After sharing some funny anecdotes, Mr Uhlmann impressed upon the graduates their responsibility in defending the Western tradition, “to learn from our mistakes and redeem our heritage”.

“Do not lie in shadows,” he said. “You need to give place to your ideas – you are the hope of the future.”

The Graduation Mass was celebrated by Melbourne Archbishop the Most Rev Peter Comensoli, and the graduation conducted by Campion chairman and deacon Rev Dr Adam Walk.

The college medal was awarded to Gareth Cassidy, and the valedictory speech given by outgoing Campion College Student Association president Genevieve Colman.

See a gallery of photos below (more to come soon).