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November 01, 2018

  A happy and successful event took place on Monday, September 24, Our Lady of Mercy Day. This was the annual gathering of Year 4 students and their teachers from the local Mercy Schools : St John’s Lambton; St Thereses’s New Lambton; St Columba’s Adamstown; St Patrick’s Wallsend and St James’ Kotara. During the past

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This month’s video profile explores the life and ministry of Ballarat sister Geraldine Mugavin RSM. Geraldine shares her journey from school teacher to Catholic prison ministry, as well as reflecting on the changes in religious life.    Click on the arrow below to watch the video.     Messages to: Geraldine Mugavin RSM CLICK HERE TO

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    Breda O’Reilly RSM attended the recent World Meeting of Families 2018 Congress in Dublin. Breda gives an account on each day’s activities as well as the notes she took from each of the talks:    In his letter for the World Meeting of Families 2018, Pope Francis asked that the event and its

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  Mercy Connect held their annual Open Day on Friday 28 September at St. Johns in Thurgoona.   They opened their doors to families and local community members to come and visit Mercy Connect, and meet the staff and participants who make the local organisation a wonderful place to be involved with.   For the

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October 25, 2018

  World Homeless Day took place recently on 10 October, people around the world raised awareness of homelessness and drew attention to the needs of the homeless people in their countries, cities and towns.   MacKillop provides homelessness services in Sydney including the Blacktown Hills Youth Homelessness program which supports young people aged 16-25 years

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Bernie Evens RSM recently featured in interviews with both CathNews and the Western Advocate regarding her wonderful work with refugees.    Below is the interview which appeared in the Western Advocate:         NOT every new Australian trying to make a life in regional NSW has a Catholic nun with 60 years’ experience

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  There’s no denying that football has a special power to bring people together. In the rural New South Wales town of Gulargambone, it’s been the new focus of four Aboriginal fathers who have come together to establish an Under 12’s Rugby League team.   When the Gulargambone community expressed a desire to create the

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  A 54-bed inpatient mental health unit has been officially opened at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The building is named after Sister Mary Clare Moore, friend and confidante of Sister of Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley. Sr Mary Clare Moore was a dedicated nurse, who worked alongside Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.   The purpose-built building, which was

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  A delegation from the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) made a pastoral visit to Australia in September. They wished to encourage attendees in their interfaith activities in the spirit of Pope Francis who has stated that interreligious dialogue is an indispensable condition for peace and is a duty for all believers.  

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  The Sisters of Mercy were recently invited to attend the Blessing of All Saints’ Theatre and Rovena Duffy RSM had the privilege of representing the Sisters at this event.   The Theatre is the final chapter of the building works which had been planned for St Andrew’s School in 2001. The founding Principal Mrs.

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  Mr Craig Holmes has recently resigned from his position as Principal of Sacred Heart College Kyneton, effective from the end of the 2018 school year. Craig has been appointed as the Principal of Thomas Carr College Tarneit within the Archdiocese of Melbourne.   “On behalf of Mercy Education, I offer Craig our warmest congratulations,” said

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  On Sunday 23 September 2018, the Sisters of Mercy gathered at The Range to celebrate two very important events. Firstly it was the 90th birthday of Sr M Andrina Ryan, and secondly, the next day was Mercy Day – recently celebrated by Sisters of Mercy in commemoration of the opening of the first House

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