Announcing an Online Retreat from St Mary's Towers.

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Online Retreat 15-20 June 2020  - Meeting God in Silence and Solitude

St Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park

Presenter:  Michelle Vass

 

When Elijah meets God at Horeb, not in the dramatic signs of wind, earthquake and fire, but...

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MSC Parish Mission Formation Team, the past and an unexpected future

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Narita Perotta, Dominic Gleeson, Gerard McCormick, Marian England, Michael Hangan.

The team met in early February - and the pandemic has stopped further meetings. But here is the report of the meeting - and some of the...

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A Family Story.   The Trincas.  OLSH Parish, Randwick

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Although Paul and Eileen Trinca originated in opposite directions from Sydney, they decided to settle in the Randwick area in 2006 ahead of starting their family.  They are blessed to have three adoring children Mollie 12, Harry 10, and...

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MSC Mission Office Relocation

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Roger Purcell, MSC Mission Office Director, has sent some photos.

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In late 2019 we were offered a new site for our Office in the Chevalier Resources Centre in what was known as the “Blue Room”. This is a beautiful big room, with large windows and a great...

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 MSC in Vietnam and Beyond: Mark Hanns MSC

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At the request, encouragement, prompting and arm-twisting of our Provincial superior to go to Vietnam to run a retreat and summer school for our seminarians, and despite my protestations that I was lacking the necessary qualifications, I surrendered...

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MSC around the world, the Community in Venezuela, 2020, Pandmemic and Ministry

Venezuela is a country of great difficulties in recent years, some political upheaval, the challenge to the president, international support for the Opposition Leader, sanctions, poverty...  The MSC have been in...

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Laughter in times of pandemic stress.

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With some relaxation of restrictions in some parts of Australia, there is some relief.  But laughter is a great relief in times of stress.

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Research has shown that the health benefits of laughter are far-ranging. Studies so far have shown that...

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Midweek photo stories  

At Cuskelly House

Recently, the Blackburn community sent some tongue-in-cheek photo suggestions as to what to do in lockdown time.

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However, they did take some time in May to celebrate Brian Gallagher’s 58th anniversary of profession (photo by Anh).

A Ted Merritt...

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Laudato Si Week, May 16th-24th

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The Pope is inviting communities across the world to join him in celebrating Laudato Si’ Week from May 16-24 this year. 24th May 2015 was the date of the Encyclical.

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“I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our...

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Keith Michael Fox RIP: Tribute to a Lay Missionary

Fr Malcolm Fyfe has sent this story of a man who gave much of his active life as a Lay Missionary in Port Moresby and Darwin.

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It is with great sadness that we share the news that Keith Michael Fox died Friday, May 15th, at his home address...

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Interview, Greg McEnnally MSC, Ministry in China.

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Greg McEnnally celebrated his Golden Jubilee of Ordination last weekend.  This interview with the Catholic Weekly took place in 2018.  He speaks about his years in China. He has also published three books on his experiences.

 

He had to say...

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