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How we Protect our Residents in our Villages – Sue Reid

How we Protect our Residents in our Villages - Sue Reid The NSW Parliament passed the Retirement Villages Amendment Bill last year with reforms designed to better protect residents and prospective residents of retirement villages. The reforms coming into effect from 1 July are based around improving: emergency and safety procedures; an understanding of residents’ contracts; [...]

2019-07-02T11:15:08+10:00July 2nd, 2019|

Participants benefit from Mental Health First Aid Training

Participants benefit from Mental Health First Aid Training Mental health issues affect 1 in 5 Australians and can have a significant impact at work and at home. To support our staff and volunteers, St Agnes’ Parish delivered the nationally accredited, two-day training on 17 & 18 June for Mental Health First Aid. The training provides practical [...]

2019-06-27T08:29:40+10:00June 27th, 2019|

Fiji Trip of a Lifetime for Newman Students

Fiji Trip of a Lifetime for Newman Students On Sunday June 2 our journey to the Yasawa Islands in Fiji began. Arriving eagerly at the airport in the early hours of the morning our excitement and anticipation began to rapidly unfold. Two flights later the buzz and curiosity of going to a new country was becoming very [...]

2019-06-19T14:42:06+10:00June 19th, 2019|

CCA Village Open Day well received by the Community – Sue Reid

CCA Village Open Day well received by the Community - Sue Reid The recent refurbishment of our villas was particularly well received. People were pleasantly surprised that the refurbishment has included a focus on contemporary designs and functional layouts with great opportunity to add those special touches to call it home. Residents have said they feel safe [...]

2019-06-05T09:25:33+10:00June 5th, 2019|

Beautiful Mass Rejoices in the spirit of our Volunteers

Beautiful Mass Rejoices in the spirit of our Volunteers St Agnes’ Parish celebrated National Volunteers week with a special Mass and supper on Wednesday evening (22 May) to bless and thank the people who help with our various Parish ministries. Karen Carpenter, General Manager Human Resources, welcomed everyone to the celebration, and acknowledged the contribution of our [...]

2019-05-29T11:38:36+10:00May 29th, 2019|

St Joseph’s Regional College Port Macquarie celebrates its 50th anniversary

St Joseph's Regional College Port Macquarie celebrates its 50th anniversary A special Mass and morning tea was held at St Joseph's Regional College on Friday morning (May 10) as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Current and past students, parents, and staff gathered for the event. Students came together and shared food as a part of the [...]

2019-05-13T12:16:30+10:00May 13th, 2019|

You’re invited to our CCA Villages Open Day!

You're invited to our CCA Villages Open Day! With over 40 years of understanding the needs of older Australians, CCA has built a community of independent living villages that is vibrant, caring and welcomes everyone. We understand that care needs change over time and our residents have peace of mind, knowing that CCA will look after [...]

2019-05-01T08:58:49+10:00April 30th, 2019|

Stations of the Cross 2019

Stations of the Cross 2019 On Good Friday, 19 April, students and families gathered at MacKillop College for the Stations of the Cross ceremony. The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last [...]

2019-04-23T11:51:28+10:00April 23rd, 2019|

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|

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|