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The relics of St Therese of Lisieux to visit Port Macquarie

The relics of St Therese of Lisieux to visit Port Macquarie The relics of St Therese of Lisieux (the little flower) and her parents (Sts Louis and Zélie Martin) will visit St Agnes’ Catholic Church in Hay Street for a short time (12noon-5.45pm) on Wednesday 19 February. Over the next four weeks, short articles and links will [...]

2020-01-15T13:35:14+10:00January 15th, 2020|

Women connect to faith at beautiful retreat

Women connect to faith at beautiful retreat An enduring vision of our beloved friend, Jenni Searson came to fruition on Saturday 7 December when 60 ladies gathered at the beautiful Francis Retreat Centre in Bonny Hills to participate in the inaugural Parish Women’s Retreat. Timed to coincide with the season of Advent, the theme of Mary, Blessed [...]

2020-01-02T14:50:54+10:00January 2nd, 2020|

Memoir Project brings reconnection to residents and students

Memoir Project brings reconnection to residents and students Year 10 students from St Joseph’s Regional College had the opportunity to work with the residents from St Agnes’ Hostel, Maryknoll and Mount Carmel which are all a part of our Catholic Care of the Aged (CCA) facilities. Some of the most socially isolated people in our society are [...]

2019-12-16T14:40:34+10:00December 16th, 2019|

Honouring Denise McLoughlin’s 30 years of teaching at St Agnes’ Parish schools

Honouring Denise McLoughlin’s 30 years of teaching at St Agnes' Parish schools Denise McLoughlin’s 30 years of teaching service for St Agnes' Parish schools was recognised in a celebration held in her honour on Friday 13 December, at St Peter’s Primary School in Port Macquarie. Classes of children performed at the special assembly, followed by a function [...]

2019-12-12T09:41:19+10:00December 13th, 2019|

Nomination for Joshua Wright and his work in Indigenous Education

Nomination for Joshua Wright and his work in Indigenous Education Joshua Wright has been nominated by his TAFENSW Community Services teacher, Rebecca Miles, for a TAFENSW Excellence Award in the category of Health Wellbeing and Community Services Student of the Year, Trainee of the Year and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award. These [...]

2019-12-12T14:55:10+10:00December 12th, 2019|

St Peter’s Primary School ends the year on a high

St Peter's Primary School ends the year on a high Today (Tues 10 Dec) St Peter’s Primary School, Port Macquarie celebrated the end of the school year, with an end of year blessing, a choir performance and announcement of the new school leaders for 2020. Over 500 students, staff, parents, grandparents and family members came together in [...]

2019-12-12T09:58:06+10:00December 12th, 2019|

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|