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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 [...]

September 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 [...]

September 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, [...]

September 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 [...]

September 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 [...]

September 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 [...]

September 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 [...]

August 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 [...]

August 26th, 2020|

Technology enables ‘contact-free’ giving

Technology enables ‘contact-free’ giving In pre-covid times, passing the plate at Mass was a symbol of communal giving and charity within parishes across the nation and the world. Now, with the need to protect the health and safety of our whole community paramount, many parishes (including St Agnes’ Parish), have turned to technology to enable those who [...]

August 19th, 2020|

Introducing Rachael…

Introducing Rachael… Rachael Kama wears several hats to support the faith development of youth in Lismore Diocese. She is the Parish Youth Coordinator for St Agnes’ Parish, Youth Ministry Development Officer for the southern part of Lismore Diocese, and is Music Ministry Liaison Officer for the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office. Rachael is a gifted musician who finds [...]

August 19th, 2020|

Residents’ Prayer Hub an inspiration for us all

Residents’ Prayer Hub an inspiration for us all At the blessing of St Teresa of Kolkata chapel in Emmaus, Bishop Greg Homeming said to the residents that at this stage of their lives they are probably doing the most important work that they have ever done – praying for others and the world. Residents at St Agnes, [...]

August 19th, 2020|

St Agnes’ resident Bob Humphrey turns 100

St Agnes’ resident Bob Humphrey turns 100 Bob Humphrey has only been a resident at St Agnes’ Hostel for a short time, since September 2019, but that didn’t stop him enjoying a wonderful 100th Birthday on 13 July. Like many others celebrations during the COVID, Bob’s was broken down into a couple of smaller events to meet [...]

August 12th, 2020|
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