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  Liam Gubbins, who spends some of his time providing administrative support at Melbourne’s Mercy Hub, has recorded his debut EP – ‘Changes’.   Released under the pseudonym, Gub, ‘Changes’ is a six track EP that covers his journey through a break-up.   Liam told Forte Magazine last year, that it was a topic he

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    Not even the impacts of a cyclone will interrupt services at Seville Mercy Conference Centre in Cairns, with bookings and activities still going ahead despite Tropical Cyclone Niran.   The cyclone has caused power outages to over 140,000 homes and businesses across Cairns and surrounds, including Seville.  However, thanks to the back-up generator

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  When COVID hit in March 2020 Mercy staff and volunteers were assisting over 90 Mercy clients to obtain their weekly or fortnightly groceries. With the cessation of all volunteer services and aiming to limit our staff’s exposure to shopping centres and supermarkets we needed to come up a with a plan how we could

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  I write this to remind people of the ongoing ill-treatment by our government of asylum seekers coming to Australia.    Some years ago, I spent time on Christmas Island as a Pastoral Care worker for people arriving by boat seeking asylum. There I heard the story of an intelligent young man from one of

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A remote parish in southern Papua New Guinea, Torembi lies on the swamplands of the Sepik River. In the 1950s it was only accessible by plane, and was chiefly known for its mosquitos, and its isolation. When Bishop Arkfeld put out a request to the Sisters of Mercy to establish a mission in the area,

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  Rod Cole-Clarke, the Manager of Seville Conference Centre in Cairns recently attended a two-day small business networking event that provided workshops and consultation from local business experts. It also provided an opportunity to informally share about the wonderful facilities at Seville.    Topics covered included financial, marketing, recruitment and a wellness perspective.  Rod was

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  In late 2020, the Institute Leadership Team announced some changes to focus both on animating ministry in the Sisters’ communities and also to continue preparation for the transfer of incorporated ministries to the future PJP, to be named Mercy Ministry Companions.   Sr Annette Schneider RSM, the Governance Formation Coordinator, and Jonathan Campton, Executive

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  It’s been a tough 12 months for aged care residents, but continued vaccinations provide great hope. Since last Thursday, residents from Mercy Health’s 34 residential aged care homes have begun to be vaccinated. Among the first of the residents vaccinated were a grateful Edith Gonsalvez  and Claire Ignatius RSM.   Edith Gonsalvez, a resident

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  After pivoting to a busy online schedule last year due to COVID-19, the Mercy Hub has reopened on Nicholson Street, Carlton North. It means they will be able to offer an enhanced program of events and increased focus on providing support and outreach to vulnerable communities in Melbourne’s inner-city.   Mercy Hub Coordinator, Margaret

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    Changes are taking place at Seville Mercy Conference Centre, in Cairns Queensland to ensure all clients and visitors remain COVID-safe.   The hospitality industry across Australia has seen enormous changes over the last 12 months due to COVID-19.  Seville has stepped up to meet each of those challenges and has implemented COVID-safe procedures

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  ‘Are you kidding me?’ was Natalie’s first response when she was contacted by McAuley housing worker Carolyn and asked if she’d consider moving into the new apartment complex.   After years of transient housing and homelessness, she still can’t get her head around the idea that she now has her own place and can,

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