Our News

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.

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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Mary Cleary MSS, on life and mission

Mary Cleary MSS, on life and mission

This year, Mary Cleary celebrated the diamond jubilee (60-year anniversary) of when she first joined the MSS. She was 22 years old, and had moved from her hometown of Warwick, a town about 130 kilometres south-west of Brisbane, Queensland, to join the community down...

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2022 Bruny Island Pilgrimage

2022 Bruny Island Pilgrimage

As we gathered on Bruny Island, off the southern coast of Tasmania, for four days of pilgrimage, we acknowledged that we walked on the traditional land of the Nuenonne People of the south-eastern tribes. In this spirit, some of the MSS hosted new staff and board...

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Rest in Peace Marie Carroll MSS

Rest in Peace Marie Carroll MSS

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Marie Carroll MSS died in the early hours of the morning on 20 September 2022, in Toowoomba, Queensland, aged 92 years. We extend our condolences to Marie's family and friends, and to our community of women who are...

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John Wallis Lecture, 6 October 2022`

John Wallis Lecture, 6 October 2022`

The 2022 John Wallis Lecture is taking place on Thursday 6 October, both in person and via Zoom! All are invited to hear guest speaker, Elissa Roper, presenting on the topic, Baptismal Responsibility, a Spirit-led Church for Today's World. An especially exciting...

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Season of Creation Sunday Pauses

Season of Creation Sunday Pauses

September 1 to October 4 is the Season of Creation, with the theme 'Listen to the voice of Creation'. During this time, Pope Francis invites us to 'reaffirm [our] personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has...

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August 2022 eNewsletter is out now

August 2022 eNewsletter is out now

We are excited to share that the August 2022 newsletter for Highways and Byways - Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together (featuring news from the Missionary Sisters of Service), is also its inaugural eNewsletter. Highways and Byways, with the MSS, publishes a...

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2022 Yarck to Yea – Walk Run Ride, August 27

2022 Yarck to Yea – Walk Run Ride, August 27

After a two year hiatus due to Covid-19, we are pleased to announce that our mission entity, Highways and Byways – Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together, is once again hosting the Yarck to Yea Ride-Walk-Run. We encourage you to don your walking and/or riding...

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Frances McShane MSS, a life of service and welcome

Frances McShane MSS, a life of service and welcome

Frances McShane MSS was born in Broadmarsh, Tasmania and is one of nine in the family. She joined the MSS in 1960 and was professed on the Feast of the Assumption, 15 August 1963. Reflecting on her time as an MSS and some of the stories that remain close to her heart,...

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