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‘United as one body’ Parish offers practical help and hope in the aftermath of the floods

‘United as one body’ Parish offers practical help and hope in the aftermath of the floods The Parish is liaising with over 50 local families affected by the floods, as well as those who drop into the Pop-up Pantry, to support their recovery. Many, who have lost some, or all, of their possessions, cars, homes, treasured mementoes [...]

2021-04-15T14:19:49+10:00April 15th, 2021|

Flood support for Riverside Village

Flood support for Riverside Village During the March flood event 40 - 50 residences at Riverside Village (256 Hastings River Drive) were absolutely swamped by floodwater. During the crisis some residents were taken to hospital and alternative accommodation was found for many others. About half of the 'swamped residents', many of whom were not insured, returned over [...]

2021-04-08T11:01:41+10:00April 8th, 2021|

Annual Kindergarten Information Night a big hit 

Annual Kindergarten Information Night a big hit Last Tuesday 30 March, over 130 people attended the Information Night for Kindergarten in 2022 across St Agnes’ Catholic Parish primary schools at St Agnes', St Joseph’s and St Peter’s. Of the attendees about 50% were new families sending their first child to our schools. It was held at St [...]

2021-04-06T11:39:54+10:00April 6th, 2021|

Pop-Up Pantry helps with flood relief

Pop-Up Pantry helps with flood relief St Agnes’ Catholic Parish has set up a Pop-Up Pantry to assist those recovering and rebuilding after floods hit the local area. St Agnes’ Catholic Parish Director of Mission Anne O’Brien said the Pop-Up Pantry is here to help locals with non-perishable food and other supplies to help after the floods. [...]

2021-03-31T13:52:23+10:00March 31st, 2021|

Parish repurposes retreat to help flood victims

Parish repurposes retreat to help flood victims St Agnes' Catholic Parish has repurposed The Francis Retreat at Bonny Hills for temporary accommodation for residents from Laurieton/Dunbogan and surrounds that have been displaced by floods. St Agnes' Catholic Parish CEO Adam Spencer said this was one of the outcomes from working with the NSW Government's Disaster Preparedness Group, [...]

2021-04-06T11:28:52+10:00March 29th, 2021|

Flood Disaster Relief – Update from our CEO, Adam Spencer

Flood Disaster Relief - Update from our CEO, Adam Spencer As you know many of our employees, businesses and members of our community are suffering under the current flood disaster.  They are constantly in our prayers and thoughts and as such, we are working hard to determine how we can assist them and the broader community. Since [...]

2021-03-25T09:12:30+10:00March 24th, 2021|

COVID Vaccine Roll Out in our Residential Services 

COVID Vaccine Roll Out in our Residential Services Residents at St Agnes’ Site and Emmaus were selected as some of the first aged care services to receive the Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program. At St Agnes’ Site, 115 vaccinations were done on Monday 8 March and at Emmaus, 147 vaccinations were completed on 11 March. Health Care [...]

2021-03-24T07:36:36+10:00March 24th, 2021|

Ember Days: what are they? How are they connected to sustainability?

Ember Days: what are they? How are they connected to sustainability? The Catholic Church celebrated Autumn Ember Day on Friday 5 March (2021). The word ‘ember’ in this context does not mean a glowing or smouldering piece of coal or wood but a ‘recurring period’. In Australia we celebrate both Autumn and Spring Ember Days. While the [...]

2021-03-10T07:07:07+10:00March 10th, 2021|
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