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.

MSC PROFESSION CEREMONIES, VIETNAM, JUNE 2017.

Visitors to our website have always been pleased to read stories of the MSC in Vietnam and to see the photos.

June saw profession day, first vows, renewals, final vows - and there were ministry ceremonies of acolyte and lector. (And a credit below...

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FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, 2017

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Blessings to all the visitors to this site celebrating God's love in Jesus' Heart,

It is not easy to find an image of the Sacred Heart that appeals to today's sensibilities. Not so many evoke in us an appreciation of 'Heart Spirituality".  The...

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SOME MSC STORIES - AROUND THE WORLD

 

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Cardinal John Ribat MSC and Fr Victor Roche SVD - at the United Nations Conference on Oceans and a ban on deep sea mining - President and General Secretary of the Federation of Bishops Conferences of Oceania.

BEN FLEMING MIGRANTS CONFERENCE

Ben Fleming MSC attended a migration...

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ADELAIDE MSC COMMUNITY - 2017

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MSC Reflections Days

May, 2017

Moonta Bay, South Australia

Community: Bill Brady, John Rate Paul Cashen, Frank Perry, Noel Mansfield, Chris Murphy, Krish Mathavan

Facilitator: Peter Malone.

We continued our yearly reflection days (retreats) at Moonta bay. We...

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TOM KENEALLY’S CRIMES OF THE FATHER – AND WHO IS THE BLACK-BEARDED MISSIONARY OF THE SACRED HEART?

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Tom Keneally’s novel about sexual abuse in the church, with a Sydney setting, has been available for several months. This is not a review of the novel but some reflections on why the novel...

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KHOI NGUYEN MSC, NEW BOOK, VIETNAMESE: RETURNS – 30 REFLECTIONS

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We have arrived at the next generation of MSC writers.

In his pastoral work in Melbourne as a seminarian, Khoi has worked with Vietnamese children in religious education and with their parents, especially in...

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NOEL MANSFIELD MSC, GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

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Golden Jubilee Of Priesthood, 10th June 2017

Here are some photos of Noel’s celebration. Here is his homily.

NOTE: After the homily comes the speech Noel gave after the Mass – it is his heartfelt story, especially on his illness and the...

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SOME MSC HISTORY: WITH THE BENEDICTINE SISTERS

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Some years ago we featured a list of the MSC Chaplains to the Little Sisters of the Poor at Northcote over many decades. Before the growth of MSC colleges, MSC were chaplains to the Benedictine Sisters at Rydalmere on the Paramatta River.

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MESSAGES FROM MONIVAE:  PETER HENDRIKS MSC

 

Peter Hendriks is Chaplain at Monivae College - he has sent news items indicating the vitality and prowess of the students; items can be found on the Monivae Facebook page.

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Congratulations Sebastian Christie-Crane on your selection for the...

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OUR MSC DEACONS' MINISTRY ON THE WAY TO PRIESTHOOD.

 

Our deacons, Krish Mathavan, Kimi Vunivesilevu and Peter Turuchai (of the PNG Province) have been approved for ordination to the priesthood. They are working in parishes as deacons.

KIMI

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Kimi is working in the parish of Our Lady of the...

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FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE LITURGY NOTES.

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Visitors to Current News on this site may not realise that each week, there are liturgy notes (more than ample) for the coming Sunday prepared by Claude Mostowik MSC. There are many suggestions for prayers, intercessions as well as homilies.  There is...

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