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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|

MacKillop College acknowledges Sorry Day with Mass

MacKillop College acknowledges Sorry Day with Mass On 26 May, MacKillop College commemorated National Sorry Day with a Mass that allowed staff, students and families to come together to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations survivors and to reflect on how all Australians can play a part in the healing process. The volunteers for the Mass, who were [...]

June 7th, 2022|

As office closes, RSS team’s amazing work will be long remembered

As office closes, RSS team's amazing work will be long remembered The Recovery Support Service (RSS) office closed on 31 May after more than 12 months assisting people who were affected by severe flooding in March 2021. A huge thank you to the RSS team for the amazing work you have done during this period. The ripple [...]

June 2nd, 2022|

Parish Community gathers to appreciate our volunteers

Parish Community gathers to appreciate our volunteers The St Agnes’ Catholic Parish community gathered for midday Mass on Friday 27 May, as part of National Volunteers’ Week celebrations, to recognise the contribution volunteers make to the life of our Parish. The Mass, beautifully celebrated by Fr Roland Agrisola, and subsequent light refreshments were attended by about 100 [...]

June 1st, 2022|

RSS Supporting the community and local businesses

RSS Supporting the community and local businesses The Recovery Support Service (RSS), which winds down on 31 May, hosted three wellbeing days to support flood effected victims in our community.Not-for-profit organisation, GIVIT, support the days by funding the total cost ($4,500) to fill gifts bags with items purchased from local market businesses, which continue to be affected [...]

May 26th, 2022|

RSS Wellbeing Day at The Francis Retreat sparks joy

RSS Wellbeing Day at The Francis Retreat sparks joy While for many the floods of March 2021 seem a long time ago to those who experienced the devastation first hand it may take them years to recover. The Wellness ‘Returning to joy’ workshop held at Francis Retreat on Tuesday 26 April was the second in a series [...]

May 18th, 2022|

‘Rejuvenate Garden & Mind’ workshop hits the mark

‘Rejuvenate Garden & Mind’ workshop hits the mark Toni Holmes from the Parish Recovery Support Service (RSS), in partnership with Head Heart and Hands and Port Macquarie Community Gardens Inc “The Lost Plot’, developed the ‘Rejuvenate your Garden and Mind’ Workshop, free for RSS clients as part of community recovery efforts, tapping into research that shows gardening [...]

May 10th, 2022|
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