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We are privileged to have three Congregations of Religious Women in our parish

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Sisters of St Joseph

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Presentation Sisters

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Sisters of Mercy

Go to website for Sisters of St Joseph

Here is a short excerpt:

"We, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, often called the Josephites ('Brown Joeys'), were founded in Penola, South Australia in 1866 by an Australian woman Mary MacKillop, and an English priest
Reverend Julian E Tenison Woods. From the beginning the Sisters lived among the ordinary people in houses of two or three throughout the various colonies, providing education and support for the children and families living in isolated areas and city slums. We have always had a centralised structure so that the Sisters could travel, regardless of geographical borders, to the places where there were great needs and no one else available to help.

The Centre of the Congregation is at Mary MacKillop Place, Mount Street North Sydney where Mary MacKillop's tomb is enshrined in the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel.

Today there are about a thousand of us living and working throughout Australia (South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia) and New Zealand, as well as Ireland and Peru.."./span>

Go to website for Presentation Sisters' Lismore Congregation

"As Australian Presentation Women

We live the mission of Jesus

in the spirit of Nano Nagle

in a world in need of hope.

We recognise our connection with

Presentation Sisters in

Australia and around the world.

We commit ourselves to act on

Congress and IPA Directions for Mission

in ways that are relevant

to our particular situation especially

with regard to

Reconciliation and Care for the Earth.

As Lismore Presentation Women

at this particular time in our history

We stand with those made poor

and those who are alienated

in Society and within the Church."

Go to website for the Sisters' Grafton Congregation

Here is a short excerpt:

"Parish Ministry is a work of the sisters today, which includes many opportunities for traditional mercy ministry including visitation of those in need in their homes, hospitals and aged care facilities. Sisters in Parish Ministry are involved in sacramental programs, support of the bereaved, parish liturgy, teaching children in state schools, engaging with adults seeking faith development and personal growth opportunities.

Several Sisters are directly and indirectly involved in education ranging from administrative and leadership roles, to face to face teaching in the classroom. Some of this takes place in the Lismore diocese and some in the Archdiocese of Sydney, as well as in the State Prison System. Care of the Aged is of special concern and finds expression in the work of sisters in direct care roles in aged care facilities and in the community."

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PRESENTATION SISTERS FAREWELL FROM BALLINA PARISH


Sister Aileen Larkin R.S.M. celebrates Diamond Jubilee


 

 
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