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We, Missionary Sisters of Service, keep busy in our various communities. We host and attend events, are busy with different projects, and happenings. On this page, you’ll find links to all our latest news and events, reflections and books.

December 2020 Newsletter out now

December 2020 Newsletter out now

Our latest December 2020 newsletter, together with our mission entity, Highways and Byways - A Community of Service, is out now! As the photos show, not even our combined MSS/ Highways and Byways staff Christmas lunch could keep people from reading the latest issue,...

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16 Days campaign to end gender-based violence

16 Days campaign to end gender-based violence

Each year Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Persons (ACRATH) participates in the United Nation’s 16 Days Campaign to end gender-based violence. The campaign begins on 25th November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,...

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John Wallis Memorial Lecture unpacks Fratelli Tutti

John Wallis Memorial Lecture unpacks Fratelli Tutti

Our mission entity, Highways and Byways - A Community of Service, hosts an annual John Wallis Memorial lecture in honour of our founder Fr John Wallis. The Hobart Branch of Highways and Byways is pleased to announce that the 2020 memorial lecture will feature Dr Gemma...

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Small grants program now open! $3000 grants available

Small grants program now open! $3000 grants available

We're excited to announce that our mission entity, Highways and Byways - A Community of Service has opened the next round of its Small Grants Program. There are $3000 grants up for grabs around the theme, 'Healing the Land - Healing Ourselves - Together'. 2020 has...

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Invitation to host fundraising dinner at home

Invitation to host fundraising dinner at home

With COVID restrictions easing in Victoria, and case numbers remaining low (or zero) across Australia, we're so pleased that shared meals can finally be a reality again! With this in mind, we invite you to host a Highways and Byways Fundraising Dinner, which raises...

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MSS Community
 safeguarding information and commitment

MSS Community
 safeguarding information and commitment

The Missionary Sisters of Service recognise the inherit dignity of all people and are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is safe, supportive, caring and nurturing for all children and adults at risk. In line with new national standards, together...

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On the road with Marie Murphy MSS

On the road with Marie Murphy MSS

When it comes to the Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS), it’s a good idea to get a map of Australia out for reference! It’s not long before the Sisters start reeling off names of remote towns in outback Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania as...

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Inundating the world with the energies of Love

Inundating the world with the energies of Love

A big thank you to all who joined our online Zoom meditation on October 4, marking the Feast day of St Francis of Assisi, and praying for the healing of our suffering world, and for an outpouring of love upon all of humanity. About 60 people from a variety of...

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MSS signs open letter to Prime Minister Morrison

MSS signs open letter to Prime Minister Morrison

The Missionary Sisters of Service are pleased to join with more than 300 organisations from across Australia in signing an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling for more safe, secure and affordable housing. This initiative has been led by...

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