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.

Thanksgiving Mass for MSC presence in Alice Springs
Trinity Sunday, 2007

 

Read more: Homily by Fr Tim Brennan, Provincial

 

The Superior General, Father Mark McDonald MSC, is currently visiting the MSC communities in Papua New Guinea from 1st to 18th June. He will join the Australian Provincial, Father Tim Brennan, in Alotau for the celebrations on the Feast of the Sacred Heart marking the 75th Anniversary of...

Read more: Visit of MSC Superior General to Papua New Guinea

 

Over the next few months there will be a number of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Mission of Eastern Papua - today the Diocese of Alotau, Papua New Guinea.  

Read more: 75th Anniversary of MSC Mission in Milne Bay PNG

This year the members of the Chevalier Family are celebrating the Centenary of the death of their Founder, Father Jules Chevalier, who died in Issoudun, France, on 21st October 1907. It was there that he had founded the Society of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 1854. At the time of his...

Read more: CHEVALIER YEAR 2007


On the 26th February 2007, five Australian Missionaries of the Sacred Heart celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their religious profession at Douglas Park on the 26th February 1957. The five are representative of the great diversity of the ministry of the Australian Province. Bishop Edmund...

Read more: Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession

During a special Eucharist on Sunday June 3rd, the MSC – after 78 years of ministry in the Centre - handed over the pastoral responsibility for the parish of Alice Springs to the SVD. 

Read more: MSC Farewell To Alice Springs

It’s not everyday a school can boast that one of their Year 12 students competed on the world stage at the Commonwealth Games. However, this is exactly what Daramalan can lay claim to with 2006 Year 12 student Lauren Boden competing in the 400 metre Hurdles at Melbourne last year. Lauren is just of the many success stories from Daramalan College in Dickson.

 

Read more: More Than Just Sport at Daramalan College

In this report Father Paul Stenhouse MSC describes the celebrations on the Island of Sideia marking the 75th Anniversary of the Arrival of the First Australian Missionary, Father Frank Lyons MSC, 22nd April 1932.

Read more: 75th Anniversary Celebrations on Sideia


As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of F. X. Gsell and of the ministry of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in the Northern Territory, today’s liturgy offers us a powerful icon of these events in the person of the prophet Elijah and in his journey through the desert to Mount Horeb.

Read more: Father General's Homily for the MSC Centenary in Australia

 

The Holy See recently announced the appointment of Bishop John Ribat MSC, a member of the Papua New Guinea MSC Province, as Coadjutor Archbishop to Archbishop Brian Barnes OFM of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Born at Volavolo, ENBP in 1957, Bishop Ribat was ordained bishop in 2001 and...

Read more: Bishop John Ribat MSC appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Port Moresby


One hundred years ago, Father Francis Xavier Gsell MSC arrived in Darwin. His arrival followed two earlier missionary efforts to establish the Catholic Church in the Northern Territory, where the diocese of ‘Victoria’ had been established as early as the 1840s. The first missionary to work in the Northern Territory was Don Angelo Confalonieri, who arrived in the remote settlement of Victoria at Port Essington in 1846, only to die two years later. In 1882 the Jesuits attempted a second missionary endeavour in 1882 in Darwin, but had to withdraw in 1902. In 1904, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart were entrusted with the responsibility for the Church in the Northern Territory and Father Gsell as appointed as Apostolic Administrator. He wrote of his arrival:

Read more: Centenary of the Arrival of Father Francis Xavier Gsell MSC in Darwin