Who we are

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, an Australian community, in a worldwide religious congregation.

Ministry Mission

Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.

Peace, Justice, Creation

We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.


We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.

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 that...

Read more: MSC takes his Final Vows

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...

Read more: MSC appointed Apostolic Administrator


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...

Read more: Installation of the new Bishop of Darwin

clancyBrother 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 Cardinal Archbishop of...

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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...

Read more: New MSC Parish in Melbourne

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, for 30 years...

Read more: Honour for Father Michael Sims MSC

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...

Read more: Congratulations to our Diamond Jubilarians

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...

Read more: Golden Jubilees of Ordination


The Provincial, Fr Tim Brennan, reports on the celebrations:

Read more: Alotau Jubilee Celebrations

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 international Society.

Read more: MSC General Conference, Manila


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...

Read more: First Professions