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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 [...]

June 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 [...]

May 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 [...]

May 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 [...]

April 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 [...]

April 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 [...]

April 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 [...]

April 15th, 2019|

Wellbeing in our Villages – Sue Reid April Focus Article

Wellbeing in our Villages - Sue Reid April Focus Article This suggests to me that “wellbeing” can mean so many different things to a person; however, every interpretation is still valid as a unique measure of wellbeing to an individual. Interpretations of wellbeing also change with age. Health and independence are key examples of contributors to [...]

April 15th, 2019|

National Catholic Social Services Conference to be held in Port Macquarie 19-20 February

National Catholic Social Services Conference to be held in Port Macquarie 19-20 February More than 160 delegates will gather for the Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) National Conference, to be hosted by St Agnes’ Parish, at Rydges Port Macquarie on Tuesday and Wednesday (19-20 February). The conference, to be emceed by journalist, Genevieve Jacobs, features speakers such [...]

March 17th, 2019|

Riley Dietrich takes on a meaningful ambassador role

Riley Dietrich takes on a meaningful ambassador role On Thursday morning, 7 March, Riley Dietrich a year 11 student from St Joseph’s Regional College, captured the attention of over 60 local business representatives as he delivered a speech at the Port Chamber Breakfast Luminosity Youth Summit Launch about his experiences and subsequent opportunities from attendance at [...]

March 14th, 2019|

Students at MacKillop College run homework program to support those in need

Students at MacKillop College run homework program to support those in need Picture sourced from Port News A group of dedicated students at MacKillop College in Port Macquarie are helping students in the community who need some extra support. Run out of McCosker House, the high school students run a fortnightly homework club designed to [...]

March 14th, 2019|

Bishop Greg’s Lenten Message 2019

Bishop Greg's Lenten Message 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters, “What are you doing for Lent?” That’s the question Catholics often ask each other in the 40 days leading up to Easter. I would like to ask a different question. “Why do something for Lent?” So often from Ash Wednesday until Easter, we take on a regime [...]

March 12th, 2019|
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