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Thursday, 10 April 2008 19:57

Father Paul James Power MSC

Paul was born at Uralla NSW on 3rd January 1923, the second of three boys of Michael Power and Gertrude (Eather). He wrote in his CurriculmVitae that his primary schooling was varied “mainly because my Father had to look for work in many places during the Great Depression years.” He…
The Melbourne College of Divinity recently conferred the Degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology (Honoris Causa) on Father Peter Malone MSC for his “outstanding contribution to theological learning” and education in Australia and especially for “his significant contribution to bringing a critical Christian perspective to the study, interpretation and enjoyment…
Monday, 31 March 2008 06:59

Belgium Provincial

ABBAYE, Belgium. The Belgium Province held its Provincial Chapter from March 25 until March 28, 2008. During the chapter Fr. Andre Claessens MSC was re-elected as provincial for another term of three years. Fr. Faustino Fernandez Garcia MSC, Assistant General attended the chapter.
Sunday, 23 March 2008 00:07

Easter Thought

Easter And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. St Augustine
Saturday, 22 March 2008 04:39

Death of Fr Paul Power msc

Early this Good Friday Fr Paul Power passed away at St Joseph’s the OLSH Nursing Home is Sydney . Until recent times he had been in good health but he was anointed on Holy Thursday. For some years he has suffered from severe dementia. And after carrying such a cross…
Monday, 11 February 2008 18:53

New Indonesian Provincial

The Indonesian Provincial Chapter is meeting in West Papua, Indonesia. On February 09, 2008 Father Johanis Mangkey, MSC was elected as the New Indonesian Provincial. Fr Mangkey served on the General Council during the term of the previous Superior General. The retiring Provincial was Fr Innocentius Renwarin.
Thursday, 31 January 2008 06:45

Papua New Guinea MSC -episcopal appointments

Two local MSC to be installed as Diocesan Bishops in PNG, On Jan 3oth 2008 at 10.30am Bishop Rochus, formerly the auxiliary bishop of Kerema in PNG, will be installed as Bishop of Bereina in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Yule Island And on 22nd February 2008…
Thursday, 31 January 2008 06:40

Indonesian Provincial Chapter

The Indonesian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart is due to hold their Provincial Chapter in February. The Chapter will convene in Merauke, West Papua (4 - 12 of February). Fr, General will attend the chapter. So, please remember them in your prayer. The issues of Vietnam will…
Monday, 07 January 2008 11:00

Honour for Father Adrian Meaney MSC

Father Adrian Meaney has been made a Companion of the Order of the Star of Melanesia by the Government of Papua New Guinea. The award was made in recognition of his many years of pastoral work in Port Moresby and his current work as Director of the MSC Mission Office…
Monday, 07 January 2008 11:00

Father Cyril James Connolly MSC

Father Cyril Connolly was born on 10th February 1929, the second child of William Michael Connolly and Cecelia (McNamara). In the family there were two other boys and three girls, two of whom are still living.
Monday, 07 January 2008 11:00

Father Brendan Bede Mooney MSC

Bede, as he was known, was born at Drummoyne, NSW, on 20th February 1921, the second child of Augustus Mooney and Katherine (McCarthy). After his ordination in Melbourne, on 27th July 1947, he spent four-years at Chevalier College, Bowral. Then he was appointed as Provincial Secretary and Provincial Bursar and…
Sunday, 23 December 2007 02:24

Christmas Blessings

Christmas Wishing all those who visit our MSC Web Site the blessings of the Christmas Season   In the darkened world The Light appeared. Out of the silence, music Out of the darkness, light Out of uncertainty, promise Love was born that night
Sunday, 23 December 2007 00:43

MSC takes his Final Vows

Peter Hendriks, a student for the priesthood, took his Final Vows in the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart at St Thomas Church Willioughby on Sunday December 16th 2007. The MSC have been ministering at St Thomas since the beginning of 2005. One of the Australian MSC Formation Houses is in…
Sunday, 23 December 2007 00:35

MSC appointed Apostolic Administrator

The Holy Father appointed Fr. Raymundo Sabio M.S.C., formerly a missionary in Korea, as apostolic prefect of the Marshall Islands (area 181, population 50,874, Catholics 4,601, priests 7, permanent deacons 1, religious 14). He succeeds Fr. James C. Gould S.J., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same apostolic…
Wednesday, 07 November 2007 12:36

Brother Ken Clancy MSC

Brother Ken Clancy was recently awarded the 'Kellion Victory Medal' for having lived with a chronic form of diabetes for 80 years! When Ken was a baby the doctors did not hold out much hope for him. At 18 months, the youngest of four (an older brother was to become…
Wednesday, 26 September 2007 05:38

Honour for Father Michael Sims MSC

The Government recently honoured Father Michael Sims for his work in Papua New Guinea. Michael is currently the Superior of the Australian MSC in Papua. He has been made an Officer in the Order of the Logohu 'For services to the Catholic Church and the people of Milne Bay Province,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2007 05:36

Golden Jubilees of Ordination

On Wednesday 12th September the Kensington Community gathered to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of two of its members: Bishop Sir Desmond Moore and Father Michael Cantwell. The actual anniversaries of their ordinations were in July but due to their other commitments and celebrations the two jubilarians were…
Friday, 14 September 2007 10:00

MSC General Conference, Manila

From 18 - 29 September the MSC General Conference will be held in Manila, Philippine Islands. The conference is held every two years and brings together all the provincials and other regional leaders of the congregation, together with the General Administration, to discuss the mutual concerns and interests of the…
Friday, 14 September 2007 10:00

Installation of the new Bishop of Darwin

In the evening of August 29th, and in the presence of a packed cathedral, Bishop Eugene Hurley was liturgically installed as the fourth Bishop of Darwin. His installation marks a new phase in the story of the Catholic Church in the Northern Territory. At the beginning of the ceremony Bishop…
Friday, 14 September 2007 10:00

New MSC Parish in Melbourne

  Archbishop Denis Hart has announced that he has entrusted the pastoral care of the Parish of St Thomas in Blackburn to the MSC, who will take over their responsibilities at the beginning of 2008. Father Chris Murphy has been appointed Parish Priest. The parish will also serve as a…
Thursday, 09 August 2007 08:14

Congratulations to our Diamond Jubilarians

Two of the senior members of the Province are celebrating their Diamond Jubilees: Father Bede Mooney and Brother James Leslie. The event will be marked by a special celebration at the Sacred Heart Monastery Kensington on Saturday 4th August. Father Bede Mooney is celebrating the 60th anniversary of priestly ordination…
Thursday, 19 July 2007 10:01

Alotau Jubilee Celebrations

  The Provincial, Fr Tim Brennan, reports on the celebrations:
Thursday, 19 July 2007 09:57

First Professions

  The Superior General, Father Mark McDonald, received the First Vows of our Vietnamese confrères, Quy and Hoang, in late June. As the first two men to take vows it was a marvellous occasion. More than a hundred guests were present. Besides family and friends there were many representatives of…
Thursday, 05 July 2007 21:09

Bishop of Port Pirie Moves to Darwin

Bishop Eugene Hurley of Port Pirie was yesterday named as the first non-MSC bishop of Darwin after Pope Benedict accepted the resignation of outgoing Bishop Ted Collins who yesterday celebrated 21 years as a bishop.
Thursday, 05 July 2007 21:07

Avoid "Bully-Boy" Approach

Statement by Bishop Ted Collins MSC, Bishop of Darwin Questioning whether Government authorities understand the background of Aboriginal communities, Darwin's Bishop Ted Collins has warned against adopting a "bullyboy" approach and called for consultation with Indigenous people.
Thursday, 05 July 2007 21:02

"PARTNERS Not Spectators!"

Media statement from Catholic Religious Australia Aboriginal Australians are in danger of being treated as spectators of their own future.  
Monday, 11 June 2007 14:16

Homily by Fr Tim Brennan, Provincial

Thanksgiving Mass for MSC presence in Alice Springs Trinity Sunday, 2007  
  The Superior General, Father Mark McDonald MSC, is currently visiting the MSC communities in Papua New Guinea from 1st to 18th June. He will join the Australian Provincial, Father Tim Brennan, in Alotau for the celebrations on the Feast of the Sacred Heart marking the 75th Anniversary of the…
Thursday, 07 June 2007 05:12


This year the members of the Chevalier Family are celebrating the Centenary of the death of their Founder, Father Jules Chevalier, who died in Issoudun, France, on 21st October 1907. It was there that he had founded the Society of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 1854. At the…
Tuesday, 05 June 2007 02:16

MSC Farewell To Alice Springs

During a special Eucharist on Sunday June 3rd, the MSC – after 78 years of ministry in the Centre - handed over the pastoral responsibility for the parish of Alice Springs to the SVD.