Marymead still welcomes all
Marymead is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with Mass at Holy Trinity Curtin and lunch at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden on June 21. Catholic Voice looks back at the journey over the years…
MARYMEAD was established by The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary who came to Canberra in 1960 with a plan to set up residential care services for children and families in temporary crisis.
The population at that time was a young one, and family support to help raise these children was often far away.
In 1960, there were no services providing either long or short term out-of-home care for children and teenagers in the ACT.
Against that background, the Franciscans used their financial resources, gathered supporters, formed a fundraising auxiliary and acquired an 11-acre paddock in Narrabundah. Marymead opened in 1967.
Full story on Catholic Voice Newspaper. Grab your copy at the mass or download here.