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The Feast of Mary of the Cross MacKillop

The Feast of Mary of the Cross MacKillop Mary Mackillop (1842-1909) is renowned for her generous approach to all endeavours, a women of courage who worked tirelessly to ensure all children were educated , she especially looked out for the poor and those in need. A famous quote of Mary’s is “Remember we are but travelers here” [...]

2020-08-05T13:58:56+10:00August 5th, 2020|

St Martha – Feast 29 July: Patron Saint of Cooks, Housewives, Servants, Waiters and Waitresses

St Martha - Feast 29 July: Patron Saint of Cooks, Housewives, Servants, Waiters and Waitresses Megan Barber from our Parish Communications team reflects on what St Martha means to her: Tell the truth… when you think of Martha and Mary in the bible (Luke (10: 38-42) … do you think of Mary as ‘the good sister’ and [...]

2020-07-29T08:47:48+10:00July 28th, 2020|

St. Mary Magdalene – an example of God’s grace and mercy

St. Mary Magdalene – an example of God’s grace and mercy St Mary Magdalene (whose feast is on 22 July and is featured in Fr Paul’s Gospel Reflection), is one of the greatest saints of the Bible and an example of God's mercy and grace. The precise dates of her birth and death are unknown, but we [...]

2020-07-21T15:19:18+10:00July 21st, 2020|

Café collaboration means great coffee for locals

Café collaboration means great coffee for locals St Agnes’ Catholic Parish and Agostina’s Fine Food have come together to establish a new café within St Agnes Village in Lochinvar Place, Port Macquarie. St Agostina café was officially opened and blessed by Parish Priest Father Paul Gooley on Thursday 16 July. “The idea of a café in this [...]

2020-07-22T09:29:27+10:00July 17th, 2020|

The life of Saint Agostina Petrantoni

The life of Saint Agostina Petrantoni Birth: 1864 Death: 1894 Beatified: Pope Paul VI on November 12, 1972 Canonised: Pope John Paul II on April 18, 1999 Olivia Pietrantoni was born and baptised 27 March 1864 in Pozzaglia Sabina, about 50kms north-east of Rome. Olivia, later known as “Livia”, believing she had a vocation to religious life, [...]

2020-07-13T13:56:21+10:00July 13th, 2020|

Micro stories mean major success story for St Peter’s Primary

Micro stories mean major success story for St Peter’s Primary Three Year 5 students from St Peter’s Primary Port Macquarie were nominated in the Top 10 Finalists from 20,000 entries received for Storython, an online event for students across Australia and New Zealand. Storython challenges Australian and New Zealand students from Year 3 to Year 8 to [...]

2020-07-06T08:35:26+10:00July 6th, 2020|

John Henry Institute Graduate Mitchell Everingham

John Henry Institute Graduate Mitchell Everingham Ex-student from Newman Senior Technical College (NSTC), Mitchell Everingham, became the first apprentice to complete their trade training through the John Henry Institute (JHI) engineering apprentice program and is now a fully qualified engineering tradesperson. Mitch, apprenticed to Birdon Marine, has completed the MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade having [...]

2020-06-29T10:17:41+10:00June 29th, 2020|
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