St Stephen's Cathedral Message Stick

This week, as we mark the 16th anniversary of the formal apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples made by former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd on behalf of our nation in 2008, our school received the Message Stick as part of St Stephen’s Cathedral Sesquicentenary Celebrations.

​The Message Stick, an ancient and culturally significant instrument of welcome and acceptance, is travelling around the Archdiocese of Brisbane to herald the 150th Anniversary of the completion and opening of the Cathedral of St Stephen on the sacred lands of the First Nations Peoples of Meanjin, Brisbane.

The Message Stick holds an invitation for parishioners across the Archdiocese to come together on Pentecost Sunday, 2024, at the Cathedral to celebrate this momentous occasion.

© Brisbane Catholic Education, St Thomas' School (2024)