Religious life

Sr Rita Fitt receives Australia Day honour

January 26, 2019

Photo by Daniel Hopper.
A big congratulations to Sr Rita Fitt SGS on receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) today for service to secondary education.

Sr Rita—a Good Samaritan sister—works tirelessly as the family liaison coordinator at St Mary Star of the Sea College in Wollongong.

On receiving the award, Sr Rita said, “I’m honoured. It’s a very lovely award. This is exciting but humbling. I am so blessed to have been part of this tremendous college at St Mary’s for the last 15 years.

“I’m interested in the whole family. Most of my ministry is reaching out each day from the college to the home. It’s important families are supported by the college.”

Among her many outreach and pastoral care activities, Sr Rita provides meals to families in their time of need and also visits HSC students at home to encourage them in their study time before final exams.

Over the years, Sr Rita has been recognised for her hard work—receiving a Pastoral Care Award from Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong and a Good Samaritan Award from St Mary of the Star of the Sea College.

Congratulations Sr Rita on a well-deserved honour!

“I am quite certain that the One who began this good work in you will see that it is finished when the Day of Christ Jesus comes” (Philippians 1:6).

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