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In the past few months the Institute has welcomed David Penny as its new Executive Leader, Operations. David is responsible for the oversight of the Institute’s property, finance, human resources, legal, technology, administration and support services. With qualifications in Management and Pastoral Theology, combined with experience working in the Broken Bay and Wilcannia-Forbes Dioceses, means David is very well

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  Around fifty Associates and Sisters gathered on Friday June 16 to celebrate the launch of an ebook, ‘Mercy Associates of Ballarat East’, documenting the history of the Mercy Associates of Ballarat East.   Following the welcome and the acknowledgement of Country, all joined in a reflection that followed our Mercy journey from Catherine’s Dublin to

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The Jubilee celebrations of 2017 continue with the most recent honours taking place in Central A and North Community. 50, 60 and 70 year anniversaries marking religious profession were celebrated and focus was placed on each Sisters contribution to the life of the church and the world community.     Bathurst On May 27th 2017, Central A

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    Terry Power, Manager of Formation and Projects, Mercy Ministries FNQ (pictured above front row, left), shares the good work being done by the REACH Youth Group and his recent experience of time spent with them in nature.   “God saw everything that he had made, & indeed, it was very good.” Genesis 1:31   The REACH

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  On Thursday June 11, a mass was held at St Joseph’s Church, Orange to acknowledge the conclusion of the Sisters of Mercy’s work in education in the district after a remarkable 150 years. Five of the six sisters who live in Orange – Carmel Quade rsm, Moira Sullivan rsm, Jo Cook rsm, Margaret Commins rsm and Mary Trainor rsm attended the

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  Theresa Foley rsm and six former nurses from the former Mercy Hospital Cootamundra recently gathered at the Toronto Spirituality Centre to celebrate fifty years since their training and their special bond.   The weekend was a joyous occasion for all former students (Marie Ryan, Jan Kennedy, Sandy Smith, Sue Williams, Hilda Fitzgerald and Vicki Dean) and their mentor Sr Theresa

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  Sisters and Associates gathered recently to assemble care packages for Berry Street, Ballarat, which supports families in crisis by offering therapeutic services and safe places for mothers and children escaping family violence, as well as emergency support for adolescents and men. It follows a tradition of Mercy Associates donating care packages to residents of Lisa Lodge, a service

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  The recent ABC TV series, War on Waste, alerted Australians to the extraordinary amount of plastic we use and send to land fill each day. Our Institute’s ‘War on Waste’ moved to a new level in 2016 with the launch of the Sustainable Living Policy, ‘An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Living’.   Waste is the third of

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  McAuley Community Services for Women (MCSW) are calling for people to join their McAuley High Tea Appeal 2017. The annual appeal gives you the opportunity to host a high tea to support women and children who are escaping family violence and homelessness.   Funds raised from the high tea will go toward supporting the essential

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  Mercy Health continues to excite and support the dreams of the resident of Mercy Place Montrose, offering  them the opportunity to tick amazing experiences off their bucket lists.   Ninety-one year-old resident, and self professed dare devil, Eileen Lee had been thinking about what experience she wanted to tick off her bucket list and after watching her

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