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1st Sep 2018

Caring for our Common Home

From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. Pope Francis has declared Sep

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7th Aug 2018

FEAST DAY OF ST MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP, August 8

Celebrating the Gift of Mary MacKillop (St Mary of the Cross) to our Church and to our World Foundress of the Sisters of

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7th Aug 2018

FEAST OF ST CLARE OF ASSISI, August 12

St Clare (1193 - 1253) was born into one of the wealthy families of Assisi in Italy. She encountered Francis of Assisi, hearing

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8th Jul 2018

NAIDOC WEEK: 8-15 July 2018

As we celebrate NAIDOC week let’s give thanks for the blessings of wisdom, creativity and deep spirituality from our Indig

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12th Jun 2018

Refugee Week (17-23 June)

Prayer for Refugee Week Photo: © Reuters In one hundred years time  people will look on the cruelty and injus

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25th May 2018

National Sorry Day, 26 May 2018

On this National Sorry Day we remember the words of Pope John Paul II on his visit to Alice Springs in 1986.   Image:

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17th May 2018

Pentecost 2018

Pentecost Blessings In 2018 Pentecost is celebrated on Sunday May 20. On this sacred day we rejoice in the gift of the H

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4th May 2018

Elizabeth Hayes, 2018

Prayer for Elizabeth Hayes On May 6 we commemorate the death in 1894 of Elizabeth Hayes, Franciscan woman and foundress

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27th Apr 2018

Nano Nagle 2018

Remembering Nano Nagle, 26 April A woman who gave her all for the poor who shone her light into the dark corners of hu

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24th Apr 2018

ANZAC Day 2018

Prayer for ANZAC Day On this national day of remembrance We pause to remember: the courage, dedication and self-sacri

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12th Apr 2018

Welcome to Mercy Community

Welcome to Mercy Community Ltd On 11 April, the Brisbane Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy took an historic step by tr

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24th Mar 2018

Palm Sunday, 25 March

Thoughts for Palm Sunday On Palm Sunday, we are forced to remember the distance between apparent public success and perso

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19th Mar 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March

Prayer for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Photo: © 123RF/Alex Maxim Remind us God o

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16th Mar 2018

St Patrick's Day, 18 March 2018

Prayer for St Patrick's Day Photo: © Andreas F. Borchert, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index

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16th Mar 2018

St Joseph's Day, 19 March 2018

Prayer for St Joseph's Day Artwork: Wikipedia, St Joseph, 1847, by William Dyce On this day when we cele

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8th Mar 2018

International Womens' Day, 8 March 2018

Prayer for International Women's Day Artwork © Kaye Redman Compassionate God On this day we remember the speci

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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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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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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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