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  The Annual Mercy Connect Dinner Dance was held this month. The Dinner Dance was virtual, with ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns occurring and as such, taking an innovative approach, the Virtual Dinner Dance was designed so that participants could celebrate together, within their own homes and catch up with friends and staff, without the

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October 28, 2021

    In 2020, McAuley made the decision to escalate the conversation about and focus on the correlation between, homelessness and family violence. Working with stakeholders from across the sector, we began to lead a project to examine what more can be done to further an approach called ‘Safe at Home.’   ‘Safe at Home’

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  On 31st August 1875, a group of pioneering nuns from Ennis, Ireland arrived in Singleton to establish a Convent of Mercy.   One of those who made the journey was Maggie O’Connell, later known as Sr. M. Aloysius. At the time she was a seventeen year old postulant who had heeded the call to

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  McAuley Community Services for Women CEO Jocelyn Bignold OAM has been chosen as a Westfield Local Hero at Westfield Airport West. Jocelyn’s dedication was recognised and positioned her as one of the three top finalists.   Jocelyn has spent her career working in support of women and children who have experienced family violence and women

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  The Institute, in collaboration with Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Earthcare, is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for emerging leaders in Integral Ecology. It is part of response to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform  in hearing the cry of Earth and the cry of those rendered poor,   This fully-funded, 12 month (part-time)

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  On Friday October 15, Institute Leader, Eveline Crotty RSM launched the Integral Ecology Policy, along with the Institute making a commitment to the  Laudato Si’ Action Platform – a seven year program of seven goals being taken up by Catholic organisations around the world.   The policy is part of the Institute’s commitment to respond

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  MacKillop Family Services staff were commended for going  above and beyond to support vulnerable children, young people and families at award events held during National Child Protection Week earlier this month.   At the Victorian Protecting Children Awards (VPCA), a MacKillop residential care team received the Robin Clark Making a Difference Award for their

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    On Sunday September 26, Young Mercy Links South Australia and Victoria joint in a virtual training session with Erfan Daliri, a social change consultant and CEO of Kind Enterprise. The Diversity Engagement programme is designed for those who wish to connect and communicate more genuinely and effectively with newly arrived migrant, refugee and

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