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.

Celebrating Diamond Jubilee anniversaries

Celebrating Diamond Jubilee anniversaries

In August 2022, we give thanks for, and celebrate the 60-year anniversaries of profession of Corrie van den Bosch, Kath Clune, June Dunford and Lorraine Groves MSS. We also remember Sr Helen Haywood, deceased, who would have also celebrated this significant...

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Australian Plenary Council: The way forward

Australian Plenary Council: The way forward

It has been a significant time for so many people that the 5th Plenary Council of the church in Australia took place from 3–9 July, the first Council in over 80 years. People came from across the country, along with overseas visitors, and there was a great team of...

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Marking Rosary House Day with scones and tea

Marking Rosary House Day with scones and tea

On Friday 8th July 2022, we celebrated the 78th anniversary of the beginnings of our community of women, the Missionary Sisters of Service, formerly known as the Home Missionary Sisters of Our Lady (or the Rosary Sisters, for short!) We wonder whether our founder, Fr...

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Resignation of Company Auditor

Resignation of Company Auditor

Due to the recent restructure of Lawsons Chartered Accountants, we have been advised that Lawsons will no longer be providing Audit Services. We have received the written consent to resignation of auditor from ASIC, and the Notices of Resignation as auditor from...

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My introduction to Fr John Wallis

My introduction to Fr John Wallis

Reflection by Catherine Carr, MSS Coordinator Fr John Wallis was born on 11th June 1910 in the Victorian country town of Yea. On 9th June 2022, 112 years after his birth, at the Melbourne home of his niece Bernadette Wallis, several MSS women and staff gathered to...

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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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