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.

Spirituality

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

SOME GLIMPSES OF MSC MINISTRY

Visitors to the site sometimes wonder what MSC are doing, where they are.

Here are some glimpses.

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Peter Hendriks, parish priest of Nightcliff, Darwin, First Communion.

And from the NT to the highlands of PNG

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Brian Cahill, Tarpini, PNG, fund-raiser, with a...

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SOME GLIMPSES OF MSC MINISTRY

Visitors to the site sometimes wonder what MSC are doing, where they are.

Here are some glimpses.

p hendriks first communion

Peter Hendriks, parish priest of Nightcliff, Darwin, First Communion.

And from the NT to the highlands of PNG

brian cahill tapini cheque

Brian Cahill, Tarpini, PNG, fund-raiser, with a...

Read more: SOME GLIMPSES OF MSC MINISTRY

IN MEMORIAM, GREG McCANN MSC, PHOTOS AND STORIES

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Requiem Mass was celebrated at Kensington Monastery on Thursday April 27th, followed by burial at St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park. For memories, we reprint some of the stories told by his nephew, Greg, on the occasion of Uncle Greg's 100th...

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Do you know the Australian congregation of Sisters, The Missionary Sisters of Service?

This year they are celebrating 75 years. And their Melbourne celebration is being hosted by the MSCs at Blackburn parish.

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Here is some history well worth knowing. (Story by Fiona Basile and photos)

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SOME SIGNIFICANT JULY DAYS FOR THE CHEVALIER FAMILY, 2019

July seems to have been a mission establishing month: MSC in Yule Island, PNG; MSC in Bangalore, India; MSC in Canada; MSC Sisters in Peru.

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It is also a month of memories of murdered MSCs, in Indonesia during World War II, of Peter To Rot...

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CHEVALIER FAMILY FIRST FRIDAY, SOCIAL JUSTICE INTENTION

 

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We join the Chevalier Famiy around the world in their focus and intention for July.

 

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BEEN TO CROYDON MONASTERY LATELY?  MANY TRANSFORMATIONS

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The feast of the Sacred Heart brings back memories of where many of us (older rather than younger) absorbed Heart Spirituality (despite the cold).

Opened in 1939, sold to the archdiocese of Melbourne in 1991, and becoming the parish...

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HINDMARSH PARISH: FAREWELL TO BILL BRADY MSC

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Over nine years ago, Bill Brady was appointed to Hindmarsh. He has served as parish priest and as Community Leader of the Adelaide Community.  As the MSC withdraw from Hindmarsh, he is making his way to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish,...

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CELEBRATING HEART SPIRITUALITY

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART, 2019

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* In our Christ centred and incarnational spirituality, God in Jesus loves us with a human heart.

*Our spirituality is grounded in the belief of God’s love for us: the heart of Jesus is the Heart of God.

*An incarnational...

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CELEBRATING THE SACRED HEART, BY WAY OF CONTRAST

How did you celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart?

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Here are two stories – by way of contrast.

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Each year, Fr Terry Bowman hosts an evening Mass for the Chevalier family in Melbourne and for parishioners of St Thomas, Blackburn.  And,...

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OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART SHRINE SURIGAO CITY

On the eve of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, a focus on Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

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A beautiful 3-meter relief of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in stone. In MSC Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Shrine & Spirituality Center, Canlanipa, Surigao...

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