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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 08:17

YTU STUDY TOUR NOVEMBER 3RD TO DECEMBER 3RD

Photo taken by the Bishop of Chartres seconded from his retreat at Bose, northern Italy Realising the Vision 150 years of liturgical renewal With the 50th anniversary of the start of Vatican Council 11 just over the horizon, many will want to honour and celebrate not simply the anniversary itself…
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 06:39

RIP: FR KEVIN McKELSON SAC

Fr Kevin McKelson, veteran Pallotine missionary in the Kimberleys has died in Melbourne where he had retired. From an ABC Radio story at the time of his retirement in 2006: Father McKelson is known as Japulu to his friends and congregation who remember his 52 years in the west Kimberley…
Monday, 05 December 2011 08:06

SOCIAL NETWORKS: PROTOCOLS

Sent by Tim Brennan MSC REPORT                                              BISHOPS COMMISSION FOR MISSION AND FAITH FORMATION Social-Networking Protocol for the Catholic Church in Australia Introduction In the vast world of new technology, a myriad of possibilities for communication has been opened up for evangelisation and for building bridges. The Catholic Church recognises the…
Sunday, 04 December 2011 07:24

FURTHER TRIBUTE TO TERRY WALSH RIP

Both Malcolm Fyfe MSC and Noel Mansfield MSC have sent their tributes to Terry Walsh.  Mark McGinnity, principal of Monivae College, has sent these words from a former student of the college, Nick Floyd. TO SERVE THEM ALL HIS DAYS Terry Walsh is dead.  Over twenty-five years have passed since…
Saturday, 03 December 2011 05:45

IN MEMORIAM: FRANK CRILLEY MSC; LEO HILL MSC

While this website was in abeyance during 2009 and 2010, two MSC priests died and missed being included amongst those who had died.  One was Fr Frank Crilley who died on March 6th 2010.  He had spent many years in Japan as a missionary and had served as superior of…
World AIDS Day Thursday, 01 December 2011 Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. We invite you to read a couple facts about AIDS and to learn a little about some of the work the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (one…
2011 sees the 20th anniversary of the Australian Association for Psychological Type.  It is an association for practitioners and those interested in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI was principally introduced into Australia by the Catholic Education Offices of Sydney (though author, Noel Davis) and Melbourne (through Margaret…
The annual Heart of Life Centre Graduation ceremony took place on November 28th.  The Eucharist was celebrated in the Franciscan chapel at the Yarra Theological Union.  A large congregation of family and friends attended, including John Mulrooney MSC and members of the Melbourne MSC Community. Nine men and women graduated…
Sunday, 27 November 2011 07:14

RIP: BISHOP JAAP DUIVENVOORDE MSC

Msgr. Jaap Duivenvoorde msc, Emeritus Archbishop of Merauke, Western Papua Msgr. Jaap Duivenvoorde msc, Emeritus Archbishop of Merauke, Western Papua (formerly West Irian), was born on the 15th of November, 1928 and entered eternal life on the 16th of November, 2011. He made his first vows in the Congregation of…
Saturday, 26 November 2011 09:10

ASYLUM SEEKERS: BRIDGING VISAS

Peace and Justice Centre (Australian Province)  Director: Father Claude Mostowik msc  The Hon Chris Bowen MP Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Parliament House M1/45 Canberra ACT 2600 Dear Minister Bowen Re: Bridging visas for asylum seekers. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Centre, which represents the Missionaries…
Saturday, 26 November 2011 09:06

JUSTICE: PHILIPPINES

Peace and Justice Centre (Australian Province)  Director: Father Claude Mostowik msc  November 21, 2011 His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III President Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace JP Laurel Street, San Miguel Manila 1005 Philippines Dear Mr President, Re: Use of paramilitaries to harass and threaten communities resisting mining companies…
Friday, 25 November 2011 06:40

HONORARY DEGREE: MARTIN McNAMARA MSC

Last Thursday, the 17th of November, a conference was held in honour of Fr Martin McNamara MSC in St Patrick's College, Maynooth. The conference, entitled Text, Targum and Testament, acknowledged the tremendous contribution of Fr Martin has made in the field of biblical scholarship. In recognition of his commitment to…
Above: Br. John Rose at his Diamond Jubilee Above Br. John Rose in Papua New Guinea After 75 years of missionary service, the Lord called Br. John Rose, MSC to his eternal home on Saturday, November 19, 2011.  Br. John was 95 years old, the oldest member of the MSC…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 19:30

BOOK LAUNCH: AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

   AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME, by Pat Walsh. From Paul Castley MSC, Melbourne. Quite a number of years ago I asked Pat Walsh what inspired him to give so much to defending human rights in East Timor. He said he was so confused about the war in Vietnam…
Monday, 21 November 2011 09:43

OLSH GENERAL CHAPTER

The General Chapter of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart opened in Manila on November 15th. The Chapter motto is, 'Renewed, Let's Go Forth'/ If you wish to follow the news and items from the Chapter, go via the MSC General House website, www.misacor.org  which offers a…
Monday, 21 November 2011 09:23

SIGNIS: TENTH ANNIVERSARY

On 21st November 2001, SIGNIS was established as the official Catholic Church organisation for audiovisual media.  2011 sees its tenth anniversary. In fact, the organisation had been in existence for 73 years in its previous forms.  In the enthusiastic period of Catholic Action in the 1920s, especially influenced by Joseph…
Friday, 18 November 2011 20:02

KLAUS DEMMER MSC

Fr Klaus Demmer MSC is world-renowned Moral Theologian. On the 9th of November, 2011, Father Klaus Demmer MSC was invited by the Gregorian University to offer his Lectio Magistralis entitled “Contemporary Moral Theology: Challenges and Prospectives.” The invitation was to honour Fr Demmer who also celebrated his 80th birthday on…
Thursday, 17 November 2011 19:20

MARTIN McNAMARA MSC

CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF FR MARTIN McNAMARA MSC Martin McNamara MSC is a world-renowned Scripture scholar from the Irish Province. On Thursday, the 17th of November, a conference will be held in honour of Fr Martin McNamara MSC in St Patrick's College, Maynooth. The conference, entitled Text, Targum and Testament,…
Thursday, 17 November 2011 05:45

TERRY WALSH: FUNERAL

End of an Era at Monivae College Terry Walsh 1935-2011 There could not be a history of Monivae written that did not have Terry Walsh prominent in its contents. He spent the past 47 years of his life at the College. Most of these were spent in teaching or in…
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 19:11

IMAGINATIVE AND RELEVANT HOMILIES

Priests urged to use new media Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (pictured), the Vatican's most Senior Culture officer who is currently President of the Pontifical Council for Culture said that if priests did not make their sermons more relevant and interesting they risked their sermons becoming irrelevant. The…
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 07:19

DURING THE AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS AD LIMINA VISIT

"Bishop Eugene tells me that he invited Fr. Mark to the Domus Sanctae Marthae within the Citta' del Vaticano to have lunch together towards the end of the Australian Bishops' Ad Limina visit and he took the opportunity 'to thank Mark on behalf of the Diocese of Darwin for the…
Sunday, 13 November 2011 09:26

A TOUCH OF NOSTALGIA: RUGBY LEAGUE AND MSC

Frank ‘Bumper’ Farrell was a champion Australian Rugby League front row forward in the mid to late 40s.  Paul Castley and friend, Paul Bertini of Brisbane, have been looking at a biography of Frank Farrell.  The MSC connection?  Eddie Kelly MSC, Marist Brothers Kogarah and rugby league. Those who knew Eddie…
Friday, 11 November 2011 08:34

MSC MOVIE CONNECTION: AUSTRALIA

There are several movie connections with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Towards the end of Australia, the bombing of Darwin sequences capture the surprise of the attack and the effect on the locals – though the writers have made up a story about a school of mixed race boys…
Thursday, 10 November 2011 17:07

NOVITIATE RECEPTION CEREMONY

Photos from the Novitiate, 4th November 2011 Present novices, new novices, Novice Director Chris McPhee, Provincial John Mulrooney, Pre-Novitiate Director, Phil Hicks.
Saturday, 05 November 2011 21:12

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL O'ROURKE

Michael O'Rourke is from Liverpool and joined the Irish province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.  After studies in Heythrop College, London, he has come to Australia to continue his formation with the Australian province novices at Douglas Park. Some years ago, he was interviewed by Katy Lewis of…
Saturday, 05 November 2011 01:20

2012 MSC NOVITIATE BEGINS

At a ceremony at St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park, three novices began their novitiate, November 4th 2011. Pictured from left to right:  Chris McPhee, Krish (2011 novice), Nicholas (2012 novice), Michael O'Rourke (UK, Irish Province, 2012 novice), John Mulrooney, Khoi (2012 novice), Kimi (2011 novice).
Saturday, 05 November 2011 01:08

RIP TERRY WALSH

Terry Walsh, veteran member of the Monivae College staff died on Wednesday November 2nd, the Feast of All Souls. Excerpts from the homily that Fr Malcolm Fyfe MSC will preach at Terry's funeral next Tuesday follow: TERRY WALSH died in hospital at Geelong last Wednesday afternoon, where over the two…
Thursday, 03 November 2011 22:01

MSC NOVITIATE TRANSITION

Fr Chris McPhee MSC has served as MSC Director after previously working in parishes, including Randwick and Kippax as well as in Vocations discernment.  He was recently elected to the General Council based in Rome.  His mission will focus on MSC formation, drawing on his experience of working with novices…
Thursday, 03 November 2011 21:50

TWO MEN IN MSC FORMATION

Nicholas Chua and Khoi Nguyen  who will begin their novitiate year on November 4th at Douglas Park NICHOLAS CHUA My name is Nicholas Chua. I came from Singapore to Australia to begin my formation as a Missionary of the Sacred Heart in March. Before I joined, I was working full-time…
Fr Michael O'Connell MSC, Denis Hickey, author of the biography of Fr Tierney, and relative, Tony Tierney. With the celebration of 125 years of the parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Randwick, we focus on a book on Fr. Michael Tierney MSC, the first parish priest.  Later, Fr…