St Agnes’ Catholic Parish

Sue joins JHI as Health Trainer

Sue joins JHI as Health Trainer Sue Creech is new to the John Henry Institute (JHI) and is excited to be working part-time as the Health Trainer. She is a mum of two and grandma to two lively youngsters. She lives in the bush between Port and Kempsey, along with her hubby, dogs, cats and chickens, not [...]

2022-06-08T07:49:52+10:00June 8th, 2022|

MacKillop College acknowledges Sorry Day with Mass

MacKillop College acknowledges Sorry Day with Mass On 26 May, MacKillop College commemorated National Sorry Day with a Mass that allowed staff, students and families to come together to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations survivors and to reflect on how all Australians can play a part in the healing process. The volunteers for the Mass, who were [...]

2022-06-08T08:51:14+10:00June 7th, 2022|

As office closes, RSS team’s amazing work will be long remembered

As office closes, RSS team's amazing work will be long remembered The Recovery Support Service (RSS) office closed on 31 May after more than 12 months assisting people who were affected by severe flooding in March 2021. A huge thank you to the RSS team for the amazing work you have done during this period. The ripple [...]

2022-06-02T12:26:50+10:00June 2nd, 2022|

Parish Community gathers to appreciate our volunteers

Parish Community gathers to appreciate our volunteers The St Agnes’ Catholic Parish community gathered for midday Mass on Friday 27 May, as part of National Volunteers’ Week celebrations, to recognise the contribution volunteers make to the life of our Parish. The Mass, beautifully celebrated by Fr Roland Agrisola, and subsequent light refreshments were attended by about 100 [...]

2022-06-01T15:32:33+10:00June 1st, 2022|

Fr Paul’s 8 tips to feed your faith

Fr Paul’s 8 tips to feed your faith Faith is like a seedling; without food, water, and protection it will always struggle to grow to maturity. It is not a rigid, solid, never-changing thing; Faith is fragile and precious. For those who are unsure who God is, and what faith might mean to them, it can be [...]

2022-06-01T15:28:48+10:00May 31st, 2022|

RSS Supporting the community and local businesses

RSS Supporting the community and local businesses The Recovery Support Service (RSS), which winds down on 31 May, hosted three wellbeing days to support flood effected victims in our community.Not-for-profit organisation, GIVIT, support the days by funding the total cost ($4,500) to fill gifts bags with items purchased from local market businesses, which continue to be affected [...]

2022-05-26T07:55:31+10:00May 26th, 2022|

RSS Wellbeing Day at The Francis Retreat sparks joy

RSS Wellbeing Day at The Francis Retreat sparks joy While for many the floods of March 2021 seem a long time ago to those who experienced the devastation first hand it may take them years to recover. The Wellness ‘Returning to joy’ workshop held at Francis Retreat on Tuesday 26 April was the second in a series [...]

2022-05-19T07:44:31+10:00May 18th, 2022|

‘Rejuvenate Garden & Mind’ workshop hits the mark

‘Rejuvenate Garden & Mind’ workshop hits the mark Toni Holmes from the Parish Recovery Support Service (RSS), in partnership with Head Heart and Hands and Port Macquarie Community Gardens Inc “The Lost Plot’, developed the ‘Rejuvenate your Garden and Mind’ Workshop, free for RSS clients as part of community recovery efforts, tapping into research that shows gardening [...]

2022-05-10T08:01:22+10:00May 10th, 2022|

Newman College Set To Commence Building Upgrades Thanks To Parish And Grant Funding

Newman College Set To Commence Building Upgrades Thanks To Parish And Grant Funding Newman Senior Technical College is set to construct specialised learning spaces to replace current demountable accommodation thanks to a significant Parish funding contribution and a grant of $2,298,886 from the NSW Government’s Building Grants Assistance Scheme. Newman Senior Technical College Principal Mark Nunan said the building [...]

2022-04-14T15:37:18+10:00April 14th, 2022|

Harry Takes Our Shoes To Feet That Need Them

Harry Takes Our Shoes To Feet That Need Them On Thursday 24 March 2022, Harry Harris, a support worker at IMAGE House (which is part Community Services at St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle) reached out to the Parish’s Communications team asking for help to promote a drive to collect shoes and take them to people who needed them [...]

2022-04-14T08:35:21+10:00April 14th, 2022|
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