13th Feb 2018

Lenten Moments

Lenten Moments Lenten Moments, our weekly Lenten reflection and prayer resource, continues this year with Issue 9: what

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10th Feb 2018

Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Image courtesy Jarrett Banks Ash Wednesday, a call for us to take stock of our spiritual lives, heralds the start

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25th Jan 2018

Australia Day Prayer

A Prayer for Australia Day 2018  

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5th Jan 2018

Mercy Moments 47: Being Our Best ...

Being Our Best will Make for a Very Happy New Year! As we begin this near year a mindset adjustment may be required ... w

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21st Dec 2017

Advent Moments Issue 4

Final Reflection for Advent The final 2017 edition of Mercy Partners series of reflections for Advent, Advent Moments, i

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1st Dec 2017

Advent Moments Issue 1

New Reflection for Advent Mercy Partners has developed a series of reflections for Advent following the success of Lenten Mom

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30th Nov 2017

Mercy Partners NEWS Edition 35

Mercy Partners NEWS Edition 35, Summer 2017-18 The Summer 2017-18 edition of Mercy Partners NEWS is now available online.

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24th Nov 2017

Mercy Moments 46: It's Time to Head Home

It's Time to Head Home The journey to Bethlehem involved sacrifice and effort for everyone involved. Mary and Joseph

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17th Nov 2017

Presentation Day 2017

Presentation Day 2017 – 21 November We wish all many blessings on Presentation Day On this day when we commemora

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10th Nov 2017

Mercy Moments No 45: The Presentation Yes

The Presentation Yes The Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple on 21 November affords us a double celebration .

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31st Oct 2017

A Reflection for All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day On this special day in our church calendar we remember those who have died. Let’s take the time to c

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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


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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17th Nov 2016


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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19th Oct 2016


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

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4th Sep 2015


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

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2nd Sep 2015


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


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


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! 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


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

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19th Jun 2015


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


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  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


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 Sr Carol Zinn SSJ, recent President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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14th May 2015


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


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 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


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 will be celebrated this week in many Christian Churches. Calle

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9th Dec 2014


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 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 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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