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Dr Sam’s joey ‘Kevin’ is star of the show at Maryknoll

Dr Sam’s joey ‘Kevin’ is star of the show at Maryknoll Dr Sam Bouwer, who does rounds at Maryknoll, has been hand raising a wallaby joey abandoned by its mum. He is following advice of local wildlife rescue services so the 9 month-old joey can, eventually, be released back into the wild. He has been bringing the [...]

2019-12-10T08:03:32+10:00December 10th, 2019|

Emmaus Night Staff Christmas Party – generous hearts raise funds for Bushfire appeal

Emmaus Night Staff Christmas Party – generous hearts raise funds for Bushfire appeal The Night Staff at Emmaus held their Annual Christmas party recently but it was unlike other years in one, big and generous way. Instead of exchanging secret Santa gifts, this year they decided to donate the money to the bush fire appeal instead. According [...]

2019-12-04T07:22:49+10:00December 4th, 2019|

The Francis Retreat home for Fire & Rescue teams during crisis

The Francis Retreat home for Fire & Rescue teams during crisis The current fire season, including October and November, has been very tense for many in our Parish communities. At The Francis Retreat, during what is traditionally one of their busiest times of year, six groups were unable to proceed with their planned retreats and activities. At [...]

2019-12-04T07:16:12+10:00December 4th, 2019|

Here’s the story of a real modern day Prodigal Son

Here's the story of a real modern day Prodigal Son A big thank you to Jim, one of our Pastoral Care Volunteers, for taking the time to write and send in this beautiful true story about how God’s grace worked in the life of one young man – a prodigal son, reunited with his father. A young [...]

2019-12-03T14:00:31+10:00December 3rd, 2019|

Seven ideas for Advent to help you prepare joyfully for Christmas

Seven ideas for Advent to help you prepare joyfully for Christmas With the relentless commercialisaton of Christmas, it can sometimes feel like Christmas starts with the Big W toy catalogue in September and ends with a food coma after Christmas lunch on December 25. For Catholics, the season of Christmas begins with Advent (1 December – 24 [...]

2019-11-28T07:55:38+10:00November 28th, 2019|

Learning about falls the fun way at Emmaus

Learning about falls the fun way at Emmaus Minimising the risk of falls becomes ever more important as we age. The staff and residents of Emmaus took this issue into their own hands by running a fun, informative Falls Prevention Expo across the Catholic Care of the Aged (CCA) facility on Thursday 14 November. CCA Clinical Leaders [...]

2019-11-27T12:27:28+10:00November 27th, 2019|

St Agnes’ Parish Womens Retreat

ST AGNES' PARISH WOMENS RETREAT This fully funded Parish Retreat will be lead by Annie Lawrence. A teacher, gifted retreat leader and mother of 6 children. Together we will explore the beauty of our Mother Mary, her inspiration as the mother of Jesus, and understanding the power of the Rosary and prayer in our [...]

2019-11-25T10:29:38+10:00November 25th, 2019|

St Agnes’ Parish open Youth Hub for those affected by fires

St Agnes' Parish open Youth Hub for those affected by fires St Agnes’ Parish Youth Hub is open over this weekend (16 & 17 November) for anyone affected by the bushfires. Youth Hub Coordinator, Mick Gilmour, says the Youth Hub is offering its facilities for people to rest and recover. “The Youth Hub has laundry and shower [...]

2019-11-18T09:56:48+10:00November 18th, 2019|

St Peter’s senior girls’ relay team takes on the state

St Peter's senior girls' relay team takes on the state The dedication of the senior girls’ relay team from St Peter’s Primary School in Port Macquarie was recognised, as they competed against the best in the state at the NSWPSSA Primary Athletics Championship, held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on Thursday. “The girls’ performance was [...]

2019-11-08T13:14:56+10:00November 8th, 2019|

Meet Tanya Slavin, our new Volunteer Coordinator

Meet Tanya Slavin, our new Volunteer Coordinator (Tanya pictured on the left with Sue Reid on right from Villages) Tanya could you please tell us a little about yourself and how long have you been in Port Macquarie. Sure! I am originally from Inverell but I completed my high school years here in Port [...]

2019-11-11T11:00:31+10:00November 6th, 2019|