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.

Vale Therese Healy MSS

Vale Therese Healy MSS

It is with both sadness and gratitude that we share the news that one of our sisters has entered the fullness of life. Therese Healy MSS died peacefully late in the evening of 24th June in the presence of family. Therese was 89 years old and will be missed by us and...

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Thank you to our volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers

Having just celebrated National Volunteer Week in Australia (16-22 May), we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers and especially to our volunteers, Mary Williams and Sallie Lang working in the MSS Archives at The Wallis Centre in Hobart, Tasmania....

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MSS and National Volunteers Week

MSS and National Volunteers Week

May 16 - 22 marks National Volunteer Week in Australia, recognising the many and vast ways members of the community give their time and talent in service of others. The theme this year is 'Better Together'. The Missionary Sisters of Service have a long legacy of...

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Farewell and thank you to Liz McAloon

Farewell and thank you to Liz McAloon

We farewelled Liz McAloon, executive officer of Highways and Byways, formerly the John Wallis Foundation, with a small gathering on Monday 28 February. From one day a week and a very small number of small grants through the then John Wallis Foundation, Liz has grown...

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MSS befriend Melbourne City women’s football players

MSS befriend Melbourne City women’s football players

Over the past few months, one of our Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS) based in Melbourne’s outer south-east, Bernadette Wallis, has befriended several young women who play professional soccer for Melbourne City Football Club. Bernadette explained that she was...

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Pondering the wonders of the universe

Pondering the wonders of the universe

Between Christmas and New Year, Corrie van den Bosch MSS spent 'five glorious days' in Victoria’s High Country, in the company of twelve members of the Catholic Walking Club of Victoria. In a reflection written for Contemplative Evolution Network, 'Room in our Hearts...

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Celebrating World Day for Consecrated Life

Celebrating World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2 marks World Day for Consecrated Life, a time to celebrate and give thanks for all who have given their lives in service of the message and works of Jesus Christ. The day is celebrated on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and was originally chosen by...

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