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.

Spirituality

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

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The new version of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock has been released in...

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P. André Claessens, MSC, Re-elected Provincial

 

BORGERHOUT, Belgium

The Provincial Chapter of the Belgium Province was held from the 11th to the 14th of April, 2011.

P. André Claessens was re-elected the Provincial Superior for a third term.

P. Narciso Abellana, MSC, the First Assistant...

Read more: MSC BELGIUM RE-ELECTS PROVINCIAL

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Fr Laurie Bissett MSC is parish priest of Thursday Island. He offers an outline of the parish's history as well as an invitation at the end to fellow MSC for supply work in July-August.

Sacred Heart Mission Thursday Island (including other islands in the Torres Strait such as Hammond, Horn, Prince of Wales, and the Northern Cape York Peninsula towns of Bamaga and Seisia, and extending an outreach, due to lack of priests in the Cairns Diocese, to Weipa), was founded by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 1884.

 

Read more: THURSDAY ISLAND

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Andrew and Bron Ballesty

On Friday, April 8th, Andrew Ballesty finished his work as MSC Business Manager and Provincial Bursar. He moves to being Business Manager at St Pius X College, Chatswood.

 

Read more: FAREWELL TO ANDREW BALLESTY

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SIGNIS, The World Catholic Association for Communication, of which the Chevalier Family is an international member, releases statements on films of Catholic interest, and films which raise religious questions or controversies.

The Rite is in current release and has led to discussion on exorcisms in the Church and the course in Rome designed for exorcists.

Click on photo to read full statement

Read more: THE RITE: SIGNIS STATEMENT

 

P. Jan Jetse Bol, MSC, Elected New Provincial

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TILBURG, Netherlands

The Dutch Provincial Chapter began on April 4. P. Jan Jetse Bol was elected Provincial Superior of the Dutch Province after the second round in the afternoon on April 5, 2011.

P. Narciso Abellana, MSC, the First Assistant...

Read more: MSC NETHERLANDS ELECTS NEW PROVINCIAL

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P. Marc-André Gingras, MSC

QUEBEC, Canada

The Canadian Province held its Provincial Chapter in the last week of March.

P. Marc-André was elected the New Provincial Superior on the 31st of March for a period of three years. P. Mark McDonald, MSC...

Read more: MSC CANADA ELECTS PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR

 A recommendation from Fr John Rate MSC

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In this long book Charles Taylor, emeritus professor at McGill University, Canada, tries to trace a fundamental change in Western society, ‘from a society in which it was virtually impossible not to believe in God, to one in which faith, even for the staunchest believer, is one human possibility among others’ (p.3).

Read more: A SECULAR AGE by CHARLES TAYLOR

 BARRY O'FARRELL AT ST JOHN'S

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Mr O'Farrell looks like his mother but takes much of his nature from his late father and his grandfather Bill O'Farrell, who was a country cop.

Flamboyance does not seem to be in the man's DNA. Brother Greg McCann at Darwin's St John's College's calls O'Farrell a "grey man".

"He was a quiet thinker. He would think and you wouldn't quite know what he was thinking. He was quite an academic person in his own way," Brother McCann said.

 

Read more: PREMIER FROM ST JOHN'S COLLEGE DARWIN

DIOCESE OF ALOTAU-SIDEIA

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Fr. Rolando Santos, C.M. provincial superior of the Lazarist Fathers (Vincentians) ,Philippines, has been appointed as Bishop of Alotau-Sideia.
The area of the diocese is 20,000, population 245,000, Catholics 41,137, priests 23, religious 4.
The bishop-elect was...

Read more: NEW BISHOP IN EASTERN PAPUA

Monday, 28 March 2011

 

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FRANCISCO BELTRÃO, Paraná, Brazil

On March 25, 2011, on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, our confrere, Fr. Agenor Girardi, MSC, was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Porto Alegre. He was ordained by Bishop José Antonio Peruzzo,...

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