St Agnes’ Catholic Parish

John Henry Institute (JHI) graduates celebrate

John Henry Institute (JHI) graduates celebrate Sixty-one students of the John Henry Institute (JHI) gathered with their families and staff at St Agnes’ Catholic Parish Hall on Thursday 20 October to celebrate the completion of study at the JHI Graduation ceremony for 2022. JHI has significant experience in providing quality vocational education and training, that is compliant [...]

2022-11-23T08:03:26+10:00November 23rd, 2022|

Celebrating the Feast of Christ the King

Celebrating the Feast of Christ the King The Feast of Christ the King is the last Sunday of the Church year which means we focus on the final and glorious things to come! It also means that the following Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. When we say Jesus is a king, we mean a few [...]

2022-11-16T13:24:22+10:00November 16th, 2022|

Homelessness Support at the Community and Youth Hub

Homelessness Support at the Community and Youth Hub St Agnes’ Parish Community and The Youth Hub, in partnership with these other local community service providers, are holding “drop-in service” days in November for those in the community doing it tough. It will be open from 7am to 2pm and will offer a free breakfast and lunch at [...]

2022-11-15T07:37:09+10:00November 15th, 2022|

Retreat helps participants find peace in simplicity of the Gospel

Retreat helps participants find peace in simplicity of the Gospel The Francis Retreat in Bonny Hills was the perfect venue for the ‘Returning to the Simplicity of the Gospel’ retreat held on Sunday 30 October. Attended by 78 enthusiastic participants, the retreat was organised and facilitated by Leanne and Shane Hyland, who are parishioners of St Agnes’ [...]

2022-11-09T09:49:55+10:00November 9th, 2022|

Our Season of Pastoral Community Renewal

Our Season of Pastoral Community Renewal   We have commenced a time of renewal for our pastoral community.   The word ‘renewal’ means many things to many people. In this context, it's not about 'throwing the baby out with the bath water' rather it is about finding new ways to acknowledge what we already do and other ways to [...]

2022-11-08T14:04:08+10:00November 2nd, 2022|

Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary Many of us would recall from our childhoods, family members clasping their rosary beads and sitting quietly in prayer each day. We may even own a set or two ourselves (some being precious family heirlooms). The Rosary is primarily a scriptural prayer. This was summarised by Pope Pius XII (papacy: 1939- 1958) who said [...]

2022-11-08T14:04:36+10:00October 25th, 2022|

Bishop drops into Trainee check-in workshop

Bishop drops into Trainee check-in workshop  Ten students from Newman Senior Technical College, who are part of the Parish’s School-based Traineeship program, attended a Check-in Workshop held in the Parish Hall at the Parish Administration Centre on Thursday 15 September.   The event coincided with a visit to the parish by Bishop Greg Homeming, who was pleased [...]

2022-09-29T09:49:49+10:00September 28th, 2022|

National Police Remembrance Day: Fr Paul Gooley reflects

National Police Remembrance Day: Fr Paul Gooley reflects  National Police Remembrance Day (29 September) is a day for police and our community to pause and honour officers whose lives have been lost while performing their duty. It is also a time to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances. Police Remembrance [...]

2022-09-21T09:13:18+10:00September 21st, 2022|

Residents’ visit Newman to see trainees on their own turf

Residents’ visit Newman to see trainees on their own turf A small group of residents from Emmaus and St Agnes’ Site (SAS) visited Newman Senior Technical College on Monday 5 September accompanied by Lifestyle coordinators, Geri Buckland (Emmaus) and Liz Charles (SAS) and Leonie Wardrop (Parish Human Resources), who works closely with the Parish’s school-based trainees.   Invited [...]

2022-09-14T16:11:45+10:00September 8th, 2022|

Emmaus Village on Track to Deliver Innovative Model of Care

Emmaus Village on Track to Deliver Innovative Model of Care St Agnes’ Catholic Parish’s realisation of an innovative care model that answers the needs of people living with dementia is on track for completion in mid-2023 says St Agnes’ Catholic Parish CEO Adam Spencer. Previously known as the ‘Memory Support Village’, the name was recently changed to link [...]

2022-08-25T09:15:34+10:00August 25th, 2022|
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