05 Feb 2021

Commencement Mass

The customary Mass to celebrate the start of the college year and to induct the Student Leaders will this year have an extra-special flavour about it for our centenary year.
Venue: College Chapel
Time: 9:45am start

05 Feb 2021

10 Sep 2021

Mercy Day & NAIDOC Celebrations

As the official opening date of MSB (the feast-day of Our Lady of Mercy) is during the school holidays, centenary celebrations for the current boarders, day-students and staff will be joined with our annual NAIDOC celebrations which happen towards the end of Term 3 each year. In so many ways, the original mission of the Sisters of Mercy would have been perfectly at home with the goals of NAIDOC and so it is a great way to celebrate both the Mercy spirituality and MSB's current work supporting education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Venue: College Chapel and Bottom Oval
Time: 9:00am

24th - 26th September 2021

CENTENARY WEEKEND

For suggested options for accommodation (both onsite and offsite) please click here.

24th - 26th September 2021

24 Sep 2021

Mercy Day Liturgy

A liturgy in the College Chapel to celebrate Mercy Day (the feast of Our Lady of Mercy), patronal feast of the Sisters of Mercy.
Venue: College Chapel
Time: 5:00pm start

24 Sep 2021

Welcome BBQ dinner

An informal BBQ dinner / meet-n-greet for those who have already arrived in town for the Centenary Weekend.
Venue: Convent BBQ area (behind the College Chapel)
Time: 6:00pm

24 Sep 2021

Commemorative Train Ride

Earlier generations of MSB students arrived to MSB by train into Herberton Station.  So by way of re-enactment, a steam train ride from Herberton Train Station to the Herberton Historic Village will be available for those wishing to participate.
NB: to participate in the train ride you will need to purchase both a ticket for the train and a ticket for the Historic Village (access all weekend).
Venue: Herberton Train Station (shuttle bus from MSB available) 
Time: departures starting 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am
Arrival: Herberton Historic Village (shuttle bus back to MSB)
Prices: for current prices and further information, click here.

25 Sept 2021

MSB College Tours

Guided tours of the College, visiting key historic buildings and sites, will start every half hour commencing 10:00am.
Venue: gathering point is St. Patrick's Church (timber church, cnr Broadway and Moffat St.)
Time: 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am

25 Sept 2021

25 Sept 2021

MSB Mercy Heritage Rooms - Official Opening

The Mercy Heritage Rooms are our museum rooms housing a range of historical artefacts and curiosities from over the decades. In the former convent chapel, artefacts and scenes from convent life are on display. In the former convent Community Room, artefacts and scenes from student and college life are on display.
Venue: Former convent chapel and former convent community room.
Time: opens Saturday 10:00am and Sunday 9:00am.

25 Sept 2021

MSB Mercy Heritage Trail - Official Opening

The MSB Mercy Heritage Trail is a short pilgrimage along a path connecting the significant sites and buildings in the Mercy story at MSB. Printed maps and signage guide you along the Trail.
Venue: starts at St. Patrick's Church
(cnr Broadway and Moffat St)
Time: 11:00am; but self-directed at any other time.

25 Sept 2021

25-26 Sep 2021

Herberton Historic Village Tours

Herberton Historic Village has an impressive range of well-preserved and restored buildings, machinery, objects and other curiosities from Australia's yesteryear. A number of original MSB buildings are now restored and on display at Herberton Historic Village. NB: a ticket for the Historic Village will be required to ride the commemorative train ride because it disembarques at Herberton historic Village.
Venue: Herberton Historic Village 
Time: any time over the weekend
Pricing: For current pricing (passes valid for the whole weekend) and to pre-purchase your tickets online, click here. Alternatively, a small discount (save $3 on adult and children's tickets and $2 on family tickets) has been offered to MSB Centenary visitors but to get this price you will need to ring the Historic Village directly on 07 4096 2002 and mention you're with the MSB Centenary.

25 Sep 2021

Centenary Thanksgiving Mass

For the Sisters of Mercy and for many of our past and current students and staff, the Eucharist (Mass) is central to their spiritual nourishment which in turn nourishes their work at MSB. As we celebrate 100 years of Mercy ministry at MSB we take a moment to gather for a special thanksgiving Mass for the gift of MSB and for all those who have been part of its story over the decades.
Venue: College Chapel
Time: 5:00pm, Saturday 25 Sept 2021

25 Sep 2021

25 Sep 2021

Centenary Gala Dinner

The moment we've all been waiting for ... good food, good drink and good times with past and current MSB students and staff and Sisters of Mercy over many decades. Bookings and payment will be essential for this event so ensure you secure your seat early via this website.
Venue:
TBA
Time: 6:30pm
Price: $50 per head (a range of beverages will be on sale)
Bookings and payment: To confirm your seat at the Gala Dinner, simply click on either the PayPal button or Debit/Credit Card button below. Ensure you provide all requested details, including email address or phone number so we can send you a confirmation of your booking. Group bookings (friends/family sitting together) should be made using the one booking form and ensure you complete the relevant sections of the form. Full payment for the number of seats will need to be made when booking. A confirmation will be sent to you confirming the group booking. Someone from MSB may phone you if any follow-up on the location of your group's seats is required.

Meal Options
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26 Sep 2021

Centenary Labyrinth - Official Opening

Since ancient times, labyriths have been used for prayer, reflection and meditation in a number of spiritual traditions. Christianity also adopted labyrinths for certain prayer and meditation exercises. Prayer with labyrinths also holds a place in the Religious Education curriculum. We are building a large (15m x 15m) labyrinth in a peaceful location adjacent to the Sisters' cemetery and with superb views across the Herberton valley. Past and current students/staff may have their names immortalised in our Centenary Labyrinth buy purchasing a personalised paver which will then be placed in the labyrinth. To find out more, click here or place an order:

Paver Options

26 Sep 2021

Term 4 Week 3, Friday

Awards Night

Awards Night

Term 4 Week 3, Thursday

Graduation Liturgy

Graduation Liturgy of the Centenary Year Senior Class.

Term 4 Week 3, Thursday

Term 4 Week 8, Thursday

Closing Liturgy

Closing Liturgy of the Centenary Year.