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


Fr Roger Purcell msc2

With the sudden death of Adrian Meaney, many of us wondered who could succeed him. Adrian achieved a great deal with the Office, assisting many communities around the world.

Projects director, Sean Donovan, and Donations manager, Sally Omar, provide continuity with their considerable experience.

The new director is Roger Purcell MSC. Since his ordination in 1976, Roger has spent most of his life in Papua New Guinea, on mission, working with the Movement for a Better World, working in Diocesan Pastoral Planning.

Here is a short description of an interview with him from 2015. He is speaking at some length, over 20 minutes. It is a fine opportunity to get to know Roger and his mission perspective.

You can watch the video on Youtube by Googling the line below.

roger video

“Papua New Guinea is a young country – only 250 years old with a population over 7 million – caught between modernity and the traditional ways. The Catholic Church, a missionary Church, is growing, with one out of three Papuans Catholic. To know more Mark Riedemann interviews Fr. Roger Purcell MSC whose work also includes a Catholic renewal program for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.”

To view the video, Google:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7NMOlO-3bY