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.

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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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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