Who we are

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, an Australian community, in a worldwide religious congregation.

Ministry Mission

Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.

Peace, Justice, Creation

We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.


We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.

Current News


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Father Vince Carroll is now the sole representative of the MSC at Downlands College.

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Fr Vince hails from Taroom and was a boarder at Downlands (1953-56). He returned to the College as a teacher of Geography and Religious Education (1976-82) and as College Chaplain in 1993. More recently, Fr Vince worked in the MSC Mission in Ofcolaco South Africa. We are truly blessed to have Fr Vince amongst us at Downlands.

Mrs Anne McAttomney, Assistant Principal - Mission has been charged with maintaining the strong MSC presence at the College. Our commitment to education of the heart envelops everything we do at Downlands.

Quality Pastoral Care

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Our Pastoral Care program is based on the teachings of Jules Chevalier and every member of staff is considered part of the Pastoral Care team.

Using clear, direct and open communication, staff model and teach the skills needed to be part of a vibrant community.

We are guided by MSC Constitution #32:

Ours is a spirit of family and true friendship formed by kindness and understanding, by compassion and mutual forgiveness, by gentleness, humility and simplicity, by hospitality and a sense of humour.

Downlands students are involved in fundraising and serving the community through the Jules Social Justice Group and by volunteering at Rosies, the Toowoomba Refugee and Migrant Service and providing breakfast at a local state primary school..

Monthly liturgical celebrations are celebrated at the College. Boarders attend a weekly Sunday mass and early morning mass on a Friday is offered to staff and students.

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