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20th Sep 2017

Mercy Day

Mercy Day, 24 September 2017 Mercy Day commemorates the opening of the first House of Mercy in 1827 in Dublin,

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1st Sep 2017

Day of Prayer and Season of Creation Prayer and Action Month

Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home was published in 2015, and Pope Francis declared September 1 a 'Day of Prayer

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10th Aug 2017

Feast of Saint Clare of Assisi, 11 August

On Friday 11 August we celebrate the Feast of Saint Clare of Assisi Read more about Saint Clare

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4th Aug 2017

Celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, 4 August

In celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August 2017 we are given an opportunity

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14th Jul 2017

Welcome to Mount Alvernia College!

Mercy Partners Welcomes Mount Alvernia On 12 July, the Missionary Franciscan Sisters at Kedron took an historic step by t

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23rd Jun 2017

Prayer for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

MIA Prayer Intentions: Refugees and Asylum Seekers As we near the end of Refugee Week in 2017 we offer this prayer from M

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21st Jun 2017

Feast of the Sacred Heart

The Feast of the Sacred Heart will be held on 23 June this year Following is a Call to Prayer for the Feast of the Sacred Hea

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2nd Jun 2017

A Prayer for World Environment Day

World Environment Day is held each year on 5 June In the spirit of this year's theme, 'Connecting People to Natur

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26th May 2017

National Sorry Day

Sorry Day Prayer Friday 26 May is National Sorry Day. The first National Sorry Day was held on May 26, 1998 and has been o

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24th May 2017

Pentecost

Celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit A prayer to celebrate the end of the Easter season with Pentecost Sunday on 4 Ju

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24th May 2017

Prayer Intention: Manchester Tragedy

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the recent Manchester attack. We share this prayer from Mercy Internat

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12th May 2017

Theological Framework Launch, Brisbane

Mercy Partners conducted its second regional Theological Framework launch in Brisbane this week.   Theologian

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8th May 2017

Mothers' Day 2017

Prayer and Reflection for Mothers' Day One hundred years from now It will not matter what your bank account was, Th

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28th Apr 2017

Celebration of Labour Day

Celebration and Prayer 1 May is the celebration of Labour Day, an annual public holiday that celebrates the eight-ho

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26th Apr 2017

Remembering Nano Nagle

Remembering Nano Nagle Nano Nagle died on April 26, 1784 – 233 years ago. This prayer highlights why we remember Na

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21st Apr 2017

Remembering ANZAC Day

Lest We Forget A prayer of remembrance Lord God, help us this day to remember the sacrifice of the first ANZACs, Austr

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10th Apr 2017

Lenten Moments issues 7 and 8

Lenten Moments  Our last two Lenten Moments for 2017 focus on the influence of Christ the Light in our lives and Jesus&r

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3rd Apr 2017

Lenten Moments issue 6

Lenten Moments  Part 6 of our reflection series for Lent invites us to make space in our lives for prayer, reflection an

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27th Mar 2017

Lenten Moments issue 5

Lenten Moments  Part 5 of our reflection series for Lent celebrates appreciating the love of God through the practice of

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20th Mar 2017

Lenten Moments issue 4

Lenten Moments Part 4 of our reflection series looks at Lent and the opportunity it presents to conduct a personal

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13th Mar 2017

Lenten Moments issue 3

Lenten Moments Part 3 of our reflection series for Lent discusses the practical help we offer to all in the human family

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10th Mar 2017

Theological Framework Launch

Mercy Partners launched its Theological Framework in Rockhampton this week. Theologian Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer ad

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3rd Mar 2017

Lenten Moments issue 2

Lenten Moments Part 2 of our reflection series for Lent examines our communities and the support we give to others. R

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27th Feb 2017

New Lenten Prayer Reflection

Lenten Moments Ash Wednesday heralds the start of Lent this week and God’s call for us to take stock of our lives and r

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17th Feb 2017

Valentine's Day – Loreto Nursing Home

Last week the ladies at Loreto Nursing Home in Townsville celebrated Valentine’s Day with a sing-a-long and special lunch.

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16th Feb 2017

Townsville Board Induction

Inaugural Board Induction Evening On Monday 13 February Mercy Partners held its inaugural Board Induction evening for new lea

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10th Feb 2017

Message from Pope Francis: World Day of the Sick, 2017

Message for the Twenty-fifith World Day of the Sick, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters, On 11 February next, the Twenty-fifth

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27th Jan 2017

Mercy Partners 2017 Calendar

Mercy Partners 2017 Calendar Copies of the calendar were dispatched from the office this week and should arrive in mi

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27th Jan 2017

Congratulations to Mercy Partners Councillor

Congratulations must go to Mercy Partners Councillor Daryl Hanly who received an OAM at the recent Australia Day awards

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4th Jan 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

New Year 2017

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17th Nov 2016

YEAR OF MERCY CLOSING RITUAL

A Ritual for the Closing of the Year of Mercy The Year of Mercy will come to an official end on Sunday November 20 (the Feast

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16th Nov 2016

PRESENTATION DAY – MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Reflection for the Feast of the Presentation On this day when we commemorate the life of Nano Nagle, we also gratefully c

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11th Nov 2016

FORMATION COMMITTEE MEET

Mercy Partners Formation Committee met over two days this week to plan for Formation priorities and events for 2017. (L-R)

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19th Oct 2016

COUNCIL MEETS WITH MINISTRY REPRESENTATIVES

Council Meets with Board representatives from St Rita's College, Clayfield St Rita’s College, Clayfield Board Chair

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3rd Aug 2016

A PRAYER FOR THE OLYMPICS

A Prayer for the Olympics Gracious and Loving God We celebrate and give thanks for this global sporting occasion when at

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13th May 2016

PENTECOST SUNDAY

Pentecost Sunday is often called the birthday of the Church. For the ancient Israelites, Pentecost (meaning ‘fiftieth&r

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23rd Mar 2016

EASTER 2016

Easter 2016 – Love Overcame By Julie Palmer Love overcame Emerging from a cold tomb All the truth, majesty and

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4th Sep 2015

NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK 2015

Download the Truth, Justice, Healing Council Press Release on National Child Protection Week 2015

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2nd Sep 2015

101ST WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

Sunday August 30, 2015 was the celebration of the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees with the theme Church without frontie

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19th Aug 2015

MERCY GLOBAL ACTION GATHERINGS

Invitation … Sisters of Mercy Brisbane, North Sydney and Parramatta, and Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and P

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30th Jul 2015

WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

Thursday 30 July is both World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and International Day of Friendship The Inte

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8th Jul 2015

PRAISED BE!

Praised Be! An event sponsored by Earth Link … Saturday, August 15, 9.30am-12.30pm at St Vincent’s Centre, 125 Q

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6th Jul 2015

CHURCH GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

FROM BROKEN BAY INSTITUTE … Broken Bay Institute Lifelong Learning Presents Church Governance & Leadership Earl

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19th Jun 2015

NATIONAL REFUGEE WEEK

National Refugee Week, June 14th – 20th What can you do to mark Refugee Week in your parish or place of work? How ca

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20th May 2015

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART - JUNE 12, 2015

The Feast of the Sacred Heart This year the Feast of the Sacred Heart, which is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost, falls on

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20th May 2015

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY – JUNE 5

World Environment Day  The world celebrates World Environment Day on June 5. We are all asked to stop and ask o

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15th May 2015

YEAR OF MERCY

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Pope Francis has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy starting on th

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15th May 2015

CAROL ZINN: THE POWER OF GOSPEL WORLDVIEW

Carol Zinn: The Power of Gospel Worldview Sr Carol Zinn SSJ, recent President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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14th May 2015

PENTECOST

Pentecost Sunday Pentecost Sunday – May 24 – marks the end of the Easter Season in the Christian calendar and cel

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22nd Apr 2015

ANNUAL GATHERING 2015

Mercy Partners Annual Gathering – Claim the Date! This year’s focus – Healing the Earth: Everyone’s R

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26th Mar 2015

THEOLOGY OF MISSION RETREAT – Rockhampton, March 2015

Theology of Mission Retreat Happy are those who love God …  They are a light in the darkness for the upright; the

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10th Feb 2015

ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday This week the Church celebrates Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten Season and a time for spiritual rene

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9th Jan 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mercy Partners Leadership Formation Retreat The next Mercy Partners Leadership Formation Retreat will be held in Rockhampton

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5th Jan 2015

THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

The Feast of Corpus Christi The Feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated this week in many Christian Churches. Calle

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9th Dec 2014

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Christmas Message Pope Francis preached the goodness and tenderness of God, as he celebrated the first Christmas since his el

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9th Dec 2014

COUNCIL UPDATE

Council Update This week will see a change in leadership for Mercy Partners. Mr Garry Everett, who has been Acting Chair s

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21st Nov 2014

Presentation Day, 2015

Presentation Day Marlette Black pbvm says, “Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Presentation Sisters, had two major d

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24th Oct 2014

Leadership Formation Retreat

Catholic Identity The Leadership Formation Program on Catholic Identity was held at Robertson Garden” Brisbane from Oct

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29th Sep 2014

MERCY DAY CELEBRATIONS

Mercy Day Celebrations Last week we celebrated Mercy Day with a morning tea in the office. The Oceania Province Leadership Te

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16th Sep 2014

Mercy Partners Council Visits Townsville

Mercy Partners Council met in Townsville on Tuesday September 9, and hosted a Cocktail gathering for staff and Directors of the

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4th Aug 2014

Annual Report 2013

Mercy Partners Annual Report, 2013 is now available. Select here to read the report.

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31st Jul 2014

Director of Formation Program

This full-time position is now advertised with Mercy Partners, Nudgee, Brisbane Background | Qualifications and experience&nb

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24th Jul 2014

Annual Gathering, July 18-19 2014

Our annual gathering in Cairns around the value of “respect – giving voice” was a very valuable experience for

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19th Jun 2014

Transfer of Ministries

In historic and moving ceremonies, the Presentation Sisters of Queensland transferred their two secondary Colleges for girls to

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7th Apr 2014

Sr Mary Wright ibvm visits Brisbane

Canon Law …  On Saturday, 5 April, about 40 delegates from Mercy Partners ministries and other Apostolic Public J

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4th Apr 2014

Leadership Formation Retreat

The Mercy Partners Leadership Formation Retreat took place this week (Wednesday April 2nd – Friday April 4th) at Robertson

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4th Apr 2014

Annual General Meeting

This week has been a busy one for Mercy Partners. On Tuesday April 1st, Mercy Partners had its Annual General Meeting with the S

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19th Mar 2014

Mary Reynolds visits Brisbane

Mary Reynolds rsm, Executive Director of Mercy International Association, Dublin, presented Mercy: Our Heritage and Our Res

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10th Feb 2014

New website for Mercy Partners

Mercy Partners has launched a new, content-rich website. The new website is designed to provide more information on Mercy Par

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6th Feb 2014

Visit by Mary Reynolds rsm: 17 March 2014

Mary Reynolds is Executive Director of Mercy International Association, Dublin. In a two-part presentation about Mercy heritage

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6th Feb 2014

Visit by Mary Wright ibvm: 5 April 2014

Mary Wright is a Loreto sister and canonist, currently based in Melbourne. She has had considerable experience developing public

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31st Jan 2014

Next formation retreat: April 2-4 2014

The retreat 'Leadership and Governance in a Catholic Ministry' runs from 2 to 4 April 2014. ​  

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