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 Scholarship recipient announced

MSS Scholarship recipient announced

The Missionary Sisters of Service are thrilled to announce that Monique Saywell is the successful applicant for the 2024 MSS Scholarship in honour of our 80th anniversary of foundation.  This scholarship will enable Monique to undertake a Masters in Theological...

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MSS 2024 scholarship now open

MSS 2024 scholarship now open

We are pleased to announce that the Missionary Sisters of Service Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2024 to mark the 80th anniversary of our founding. This scholarship will fully cover the recipient’s tuition fees for postgraduate study at the...

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August newsletter out now

August newsletter out now

We’re pleased to share with you our latest Highways and Byways – Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together and Missionary Sisters of Service newsletter. Again, we’re diversifying our distribution methods with there being both an online eNewsletter for the MSS, and...

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Pat Kelly, a life of humble service

Pat Kelly, a life of humble service

Pat Kelly was born in Townsville, Queensland, and joined the Missionary Sisters of Service in 1962, aged 23. During her years she has worked in parishes and the Correspondence School and where needed conducted Family Clusters and Effectiveness Training, and...

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Celebrating 79 years since our foundation

Celebrating 79 years since our foundation

On 8th July 2023, our community celebrates our 79th anniversary of the MSS beginnings. We certainly have much for which to be grateful and rejoice in the fact that our mission is still continuing through each one of us and the great work of Highways and Byways -...

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Vale Beryl Gleeson MSS

Vale Beryl Gleeson MSS

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Beryl Gleeson MSS died on Monday 19 June, aged 88 years. We extend our condolences to Beryl’s family and friends, and to our community of women who are mourning the loss of this wonderful woman. The funeral for Beryl...

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Betwixt darkness and light

Betwixt darkness and light

In this powerful and poignant reflection, Corrie van den Bosch MSS contemplates all that we hold, between the light and dark of our world, and our experiences as created beings. A visit to Port Arthur, on the Tasman Peninsula, on Tasmania's east coast, reminds her of...

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MSS at Mission: One Heart, Many Voices conference

MSS at Mission: One Heart, Many Voices conference

Our congregational leader, Stancea Vichie, attended the sixth Mission: One Heart Many Voices national conference held in Sydney from 3-5 May 2023. The conference is held every two years, and is convened by Catholic Religious Australia in conjunction with Catholic...

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April newsletter out now

April newsletter out now

We're pleased to share with you our latest Highways and Byways - Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together and Missionary Sisters of Service newsletter. Again, we're diversifying our distribution methods with there being both an online eNewsletter, and a...

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