St Agnes’ Catholic Parish

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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 [...]

November 23rd, 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 [...]

November 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’ [...]

November 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 [...]

November 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 [...]

October 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 [...]

September 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 [...]

September 21st, 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 [...]

August 25th, 2022|

Fr Paul celebrates 15 years as Police Chaplain

Fr Paul celebrates 15 years as Police Chaplain Fr Paul received some unexpected recognition when he recently attended the annual training conference for the NSW police chaplains, who were gathering in person for the first time since the COVID pandemic began in early 2020. While at the conference all Chaplains who served between 1 July 2019 and 31 [...]

August 17th, 2022|

Three Parishes participate in Images of Jesus Virtual Learning course

Three Parishes participate in Images of Jesus Virtual Learning course Thirteen parishioners from Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Alstonville, Macleay Valley Catholic Parish and St Agnes’ Catholic Parish are participating in a Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) course called ‘Images of Jesus’. The five-week course is being facilitated online by Julie Worch who lives [...]

August 4th, 2022|
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