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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.

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 of our...

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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...

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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,...

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Beryl Gleeson: counting her blessings each day

Beryl Gleeson: counting her blessings each day

At 86 years of age, Beryl Gleeson MSS is “more content now” than she’s ever been. Having entered the Missionary Sisters of Service community in August 1969 at age 34, she says now is a time for enjoying each moment, counting the blessings, and being at ease in “not...

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13th Anniversary of National Apology

13th Anniversary of National Apology

February 13 marks the 13th Anniversary of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's National Apology to the Stolen Generations. The Missionary Sisters of Service acknowledge that our ministry throughout Australia and beyond takes place on the sacred land and waterways of the many...

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World Day for Consecrated Life

World Day for Consecrated Life

Today, February 2nd, we celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life. February 2nd is also the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This day was chosen by Pope John Paul II to mark the World Day for Consecrated Life because it reflects how consecrated people offer their...

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