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The life of Saint Agostina Petrantoni

The life of Saint Agostina Petrantoni Birth: 1864 Death: 1894 Beatified: Pope Paul VI on November 12, 1972 Canonised: Pope John Paul II on April 18, 1999 Olivia Pietrantoni was born and baptised 27 March 1864 in Pozzaglia Sabina, about 50kms north-east of Rome. Olivia, later known as “Livia”, believing she had a vocation to religious life, [...]

July 13th, 2020|

Micro stories mean major success story for St Peter’s Primary

Micro stories mean major success story for St Peter’s Primary Three Year 5 students from St Peter’s Primary Port Macquarie were nominated in the Top 10 Finalists from 20,000 entries received for Storython, an online event for students across Australia and New Zealand. Storython challenges Australian and New Zealand students from Year 3 to Year 8 to [...]

July 6th, 2020|

John Henry Institute Graduate Mitchell Everingham

John Henry Institute Graduate Mitchell Everingham Ex-student from Newman Senior Technical College (NSTC), Mitchell Everingham, became the first apprentice to complete their trade training through the John Henry Institute (JHI) engineering apprentice program and is now a fully qualified engineering tradesperson. Mitch, apprenticed to Birdon Marine, has completed the MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade having [...]

June 29th, 2020|

Vale Tom Quinn

Vale Tom Quinn A tribute by Jim O’Brien Tom Quinn passed peacefully into eternal life on Wednesday, 10 June with his loving family supporting him. He leaves his wife, Terry, his daughter Therese, son Daniel, their partners and families. Born in the Sydney suburb of Epping on 15 November 1934, Tom was educated in Epping and Eastwood [...]

June 24th, 2020|

Kathleen Briscoe Scholarship Expression of Interest Open!

Kathleen Briscoe Scholarship Expression of Interest Open! This scholarship offered through The St Agnes’ Foundation is an amazing opportunity for families to help them financially with the burden of tuition fees during secondary schooling with St Agnes’ Parish Schools. Are you in Year 6 at a St Agnes’ Parish School, St Joseph’s Primary Wauchope or Laurieton? Do [...]

June 9th, 2020|

St Agnes’ Catholic Parish schools back full-time from 25 May

St Agnes’ Catholic Parish schools back full-time from 25 May Students enrolled at St Agnes’, St Joseph’s and St Peter’s primary schools and St Joseph’s Regional College, MacKillop College and Newman Senior Technical College will return to school classrooms full-time from Monday, 25 May. Coordinating Executive Officer for St Agnes’ Parish Education, Stephen Pares, says the staged [...]

May 22nd, 2020|

New ‘Parish Giving’ webpage launched

New 'Parish Giving' webpage launched The Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions have required all of us to adapt to many new ways of doing things. Our Parish Giving is no exception – we have created a new webpage on our website for both our Planned Giving Program and our fundraising for Special Appeals. Our current Appeal (which should be [...]

May 21st, 2020|

Jesus chose to walk

Jesus chose to walk A short reflection on the Ascension by Sr Anne Hannigan RSM I think perhaps it is no small thing that Christ – even in his resurrected form – chose to spend his last days walking on terra firma with his friends and family. Often in the scriptures, (the Gospels) we read of Jesus [...]

May 20th, 2020|

The Road to Emmaus

The Road to Emmaus As we move towards the end of the Easter Season, with the Feast of Pentecost on 31 May, it is appropriate to be reminded of, and to celebrate, the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). This story known as the Road to Emmaus or the Walk to Emmaus [...]

May 13th, 2020|