On our Founders Page we will be taking a look back to the days when St Peter’s was just a pipedream and at those who made that dream come true.
Writing in the first edition of The Rock, the parish priest of the time, Monsignor (then Father) Finlay, remembers that in the 1950s the Sisters of Mercy had provided a Catholic education in Gore for 80 years, but people expressed concern that the Sisters had to teach “big boys” and some also said that “boys need a man teacher”, so a Brothers’ school was proposed. This would be a Catholic secondary school for the boys of Gore and surrounding parishes.
“This was fine talk but what a task lay ahead! We had no land, no buildings, and no money!” wrote M. Finlay.
It is a testament to his drive and commitment that, with many dedicated helpers, by 1969, the funds were raised, land was bought, and St Peter’s College was built and opened.
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