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Enrolments now open! Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)

Enrolments now open! Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) John Henry Institute is offering free training in Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) course, commencing 26 October.   This course qualifies you in caring and supporting people in Aged Care, Home Care, Disability & Community Services which is currently one of the fastest growing sectors with high [...]

2020-10-15T14:33:02+10:00October 15th, 2020|

St Thérèse of Lisieux – Memorial Feast Day October 1st

St Thérèse of Lisieux - Memorial Feast Day October 1st St Thérèse of the Child Jesus, known as the “The Little Flower”, St Thérèse of Lisieux - inspired our parish earlier this year when we had the honour of the visit of her relics and the relics of her parents Saints Louis and Zelie. Thérèse was a [...]

2020-09-29T15:02:08+10:00September 29th, 2020|

St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle is the new name for CCA and Centacare

St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle is the new name for CCA and Centacare From today, the names of Catholic Care of the Aged (CCA) and Centacare will change to St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle. St Agnes’ Catholic Parish CEO Adam Spencer said the name change has been a culmination of joint organisational and operational activities between the [...]

2020-09-16T12:18:45+10:00September 16th, 2020|

Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows A mother is only as happy as her saddest child Every life climbs its Calvary. Every life has its quiet sorrow, which cannot be shared in full with anyone else.  This concealed pain is the very real drama that plays out behind the curtain of the duties and distractions of everyday life. Jesus [...]

2020-09-16T12:02:16+10:00September 16th, 2020|

Pastoral Care trio complete intensive course in professional practice

Pastoral Care trio complete intensive course in professional practice Congratulations to Steve Jenkins, Beth Anderson and Jeff Coade from the St Agnes' Care and Lifestyle Pastoral Care team who completed their Clinical Pastoral Education run by the Hunter Centre for Clinical Pastoral Education in late July 2020. They completed the intensive course over a six-month period. Beth, [...]

2020-09-17T09:09:16+10:00September 9th, 2020|

Fr Paul’s surprise visit

Fr Paul’s surprise visit Every morning since Fr Paul began recording and sharing his Gospel Readings and Reflections at the beginning of the COVID restrictions, the residents at St Agnes’ House have enjoyed nourishing their faith by listening to them or watching them. On Friday 21 August, as Fr Paul’s video reflection (featuring Matthew 22: 34-40 and [...]

2020-09-02T10:08:28+10:00September 2nd, 2020|

Safeguarding in Lismore Diocese

Safeguarding in Lismore Diocese With National Child Protection Week (NCPW) just around the corner, we are reminded of the need to put children first. Putting children first means prioritising the safety and wellbeing of children. The NCPW campaign aims to bring abuse and neglect out of the shadows and put child wellbeing on the national agenda. Open [...]

2020-09-02T08:25:50+10:00September 2nd, 2020|

St Teresa of Kolkata (Feast 5 September) – a special lady who listened to God’s calling

St Teresa of Kolkata (Feast 5 September) - a special lady who listened to God’s calling It was on 10 September 1946 during a train ride from Calcutta to Darjeeling for her annual retreat, that Mother Teresa received her "inspiration, her call within a call." On that day, in a way she would never explain, Jesus' thirst [...]

2020-09-02T10:10:59+10:00September 2nd, 2020|

Marjorie & Sharmain’s technicolour tree-coat at Emmaus

Marjorie & Sharmain’s technicolour tree-coat at Emmaus Marjorie Bailey, a resident at Emmaus on Colonel Barney Drive, and Sharmain Peterson, who is part of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) team, have made a colourful, living art exhibition using their knitting skills to yarn-bomb some of the trees in the garden at Emmaus. Alan Pretty, Residential Manager [...]

2020-08-27T15:33:22+10:00August 27th, 2020|

The Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2020-21, To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia

The Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2020-21, To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia The Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is released ahead of the Church’s Social Justice Sunday, celebrated on August 30 this year. Given the challenges our country and the world are facing due to COVID-19, the issue of mental health is very much [...]

2020-08-26T14:52:38+10:00August 26th, 2020|
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