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.

Rest in Peace, Maureen Hickling MSS, 1954 – 2021

Rest in Peace, Maureen Hickling MSS, 1954 – 2021

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Maureen Hickling MSS. Maureen died peacefully on 15 October, at Palm Lake Care, Beachmere in Queensland. RECORDING OF FUNERAL MASS LIVESTREAM Maureen's funeral was held on Thursday 21 October in the Little...

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Praying for all involved in Australia’s Plenary Council

Praying for all involved in Australia’s Plenary Council

The Missionary Sisters of Service are praying for all participating in the First General Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, which begins today on 3 October (concluding on 10 October). Archbishop of Perth Timothy Costelloe SDB, the President of the...

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Cheryle Thomson MSS, a continued presence of love

Cheryle Thomson MSS, a continued presence of love

A continued presence of love In celebration of Cheryle Thomson MSS’s life, ministry and 'official retirement', about 70 people from the Catholic parish of Whyalla, South Australia, gathered for a celebration lunch. People from across the Diocese of Port Pirie have...

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2021 John Wallis Walk, Hobart

2021 John Wallis Walk, Hobart

Each year our mission entity Highways and Byways - A Community of Service hosts the 'Yarck to Yea' Walk Run Ride fundraising event in Victoria. Funds raised go toward Highways and Byway's fabulous work in supporting people and communities experiencing hardship and...

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Celebrate the Season of Creation with MSS

Celebrate the Season of Creation with MSS

All are invited to celebrate with the Missionary Sisters of Service and friends, the 'Season of Creation', from 1 September to 4 October. During this time, on each Sunday, we will host a 40-minute 'pause' at 4:00pm to reflect on the wonder of our Cosmos and its...

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Rest in Peace Carmel Hall MSS, 1931-2021

Rest in Peace Carmel Hall MSS, 1931-2021

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Carmel Hall MSS in Hobart, Tasmania. Carmel died around 6.15pm on 16th July. Funeral details below. 'It is a remarkable gift that Carmel has died on her Feast day, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. This would bring her...

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MSS celebrate 77-year anniversary of foundation

MSS celebrate 77-year anniversary of foundation

In a great spirit of joy and gratitude, the Missionary Sisters of Service celebrated 77-years of going out into the highways and byways on 8 July. Following our long-held tradition, we celebrated our Foundation Day, ‘Rosary House Day’, as it was originally known, with...

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Until we see, a reflection

Until we see, a reflection

Corrie van den Bosch has written a reflection for Contemplative Evolution Network (CEN), of which she's a member.  CEN is a network of people who seek to change the violent and hurting situations in our world through the power and intention of contemplative time...

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MSS celebrate 50 years of service in Port Pirie Diocese

MSS celebrate 50 years of service in Port Pirie Diocese

The Missionary Sisters of Service celebrated the 50-year anniversary of its foundation in the Diocese of Port Pirie, South Australia, with a special Thanksgiving Mass on Saturday 29th May. The Bishop of Port Pirie Diocese, Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS DD celebrated the...

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