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Fr Paul’s Easter Message

Fr Paul's Easter Message The above image was one of the first taken from inside Notre Dame Cathedral not long after the fire it experienced this week was brought under control. For me it is a very powerful symbol of what Easter is all about. On Palm Sunday we experienced the joy of the entrance of [...]

2019-04-18T10:59:08+10:00April 18th, 2019|

JHI Apprentices help build Girl Guides space

JHI Apprentices help build Girl Guides space The John Henry Institute (JHI) in partnership with the Wauchope District Girl Guides have partnered to progress a community service project hoping to deliver much needed additional space and facilities for the Wauchope Girl Guides troop. The project was also generously supported by PGH Bricks and Adbri Masonry, with the [...]

2019-04-17T09:06:02+10:00April 17th, 2019|

Sylvia is a loving example of service before self

Sylvia is a loving example of service before self Parishioner, Mrs Sylvia Arnett celebrated her 108th birthday with a morning tea and a special blessing from Fr Peter at Garden Village on Monday April 11. Sylvia, born in 1911 in Bannaby near Goulburn, is Port Macquarie’s oldest resident as well as being the eleventh oldest person in Australia [...]

2019-04-15T15:20:41+10:00April 15th, 2019|

Wellbeing in our Villages – Sue Reid April Focus Article

Wellbeing in our Villages - Sue Reid April Focus Article This suggests to me that “wellbeing” can mean so many different things to a person; however, every interpretation is still valid as a unique measure of wellbeing to an individual. Interpretations of wellbeing also change with age. Health and independence are key examples of contributors to [...]

2019-04-15T11:28:58+10:00April 15th, 2019|

National Catholic Social Services Conference to be held in Port Macquarie 19-20 February

National Catholic Social Services Conference to be held in Port Macquarie 19-20 February More than 160 delegates will gather for the Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) National Conference, to be hosted by St Agnes’ Parish, at Rydges Port Macquarie on Tuesday and Wednesday (19-20 February). The conference, to be emceed by journalist, Genevieve Jacobs, features speakers such [...]

2019-04-08T09:32:28+10:00March 17th, 2019|

Riley Dietrich takes on a meaningful ambassador role

Riley Dietrich takes on a meaningful ambassador role On Thursday morning, 7 March, Riley Dietrich a year 11 student from St Joseph’s Regional College, captured the attention of over 60 local business representatives as he delivered a speech at the Port Chamber Breakfast Luminosity Youth Summit Launch about his experiences and subsequent opportunities from attendance at [...]

2019-03-18T07:41:23+10:00March 14th, 2019|

Students at MacKillop College run homework program to support those in need

Students at MacKillop College run homework program to support those in need Picture sourced from Port News A group of dedicated students at MacKillop College in Port Macquarie are helping students in the community who need some extra support. Run out of McCosker House, the high school students run a fortnightly homework club designed to [...]

2019-03-14T07:38:46+10:00March 14th, 2019|

Bishop Greg’s Lenten Message 2019

Bishop Greg's Lenten Message 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters, “What are you doing for Lent?” That’s the question Catholics often ask each other in the 40 days leading up to Easter. I would like to ask a different question. “Why do something for Lent?” So often from Ash Wednesday until Easter, we take on a regime [...]

2019-03-14T07:43:26+10:00March 12th, 2019|

Christian charity ‘must start with God’

Christian charity 'must start with God' On a day when tributes to the late Fr Leo Donnelly featured prominently, Bishop Homeming issued his challenge – and invitation – at the Catholic Social Services Australia national conference. This year’s conference is being held in Port Macquarie because of Fr Donnelly’s work over almost 50 years in the New [...]

2019-02-20T13:27:27+10:00February 20th, 2019|

Beloved and renowned, Fr Leo Donnelly, farewelled by thousands at Requiem Mass

Beloved and renowned, Fr Leo Donnelly, farewelled by thousands at Requiem Mass Reverend Father Leo Donnelly, Emeritus Parish Priest of St Agnes’ Parish of Port Macquarie, passed away aged 91 at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney on 23 January and was laid to rest after a Requiem Mass attended by more than 1500 people on 1 February, [...]

2019-02-07T08:34:58+10:00February 7th, 2019|
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