Get up to date with our April 2021 newsletter

Get up to date with our April 2021 newsletter

We are excited that our April 2021 MSS and Highways and Byways – A Community of service newsletter is now available for reading. The April edition of Highways and Byways features an array of inspiring and uplifting stories about the important and practical work...
MSS Whyalla foundation celebrates golden jubilee

MSS Whyalla foundation celebrates golden jubilee

March 31 marks the 50-year anniversary of the foundation of the Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS) in the Port Pirie Diocese. On this date in 1971, Sisters Frances McShane and Helen Haywood MSS (deceased) arrived in Whyalla. They had stayed with the Good Samaritan...
MSS meeting the challenges of today

MSS meeting the challenges of today

“…like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8 In Frederick Street, Launceston,...
Reflection for World Day of Social Justice, February 20

Reflection for World Day of Social Justice, February 20

Our friend Andrew Hamilton SJ has kindly share this reflection to mark World Day of Social Justice on 20th February. In Australia the World Day of Social Justice goes pretty much unnoticed. It is swamped by the start of the school year, the gathering speed and urgency...
Catholic Religious Australia against COVID-19 vaccine nationalism

Catholic Religious Australia against COVID-19 vaccine nationalism

The Missionary Sisters of Service are members of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA). CRA has recently put out a media statement expressing its opposition to the stockpiling of COVID-19 vaccines by wealthy nations and supports an equitable distribution of vaccines...
An unexpected gift, Fr John Wallis portrait on canvas

An unexpected gift, Fr John Wallis portrait on canvas

We are excited to show off a beautiful new gift that is gracing the wall of our MSS office in Melbourne. Jeff Byrne has been a director of our Highways and Byways – A Community of Service Board for the past seven years. During this time, we’ve been so grateful to Jeff...