Singleton Mercy named Port Stephens Woman of the Year
After fifteen years as the Pastoral Assistant for the parish of
The award was given for her involvement in palliative nursing care, women’s counselling groups, programs with other churches and for the building of a caring team in the parish.
Sister Paula is truly a woman “for all seasons” and a much loved presence throughout the Port Stephens area. Her ready laugh and generosity of spirit (not to mention the way she can whip up a cake for a party) have made her a welcome guest at happy occasions while her compassion and understanding have comforted and strengthened those in need. Wherever she is her deep faith and her commitment to the spirit of Mercy shine through.
Though Sister Paula retired from her position in the parish at the end of last year, she is still in the parish, living and working with the people at the
She sums up her new life, “I still visit people and like to think my house is always open and a place of hospitality.”
From: Sister Margaret Sinclair RSM (Local Communications Facilitator, Singleton)