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News

combinedchoolmatraville01 150It is with great joy that we learn today that the amalgamation of St Agnes Catholic Primary School, Matraville and Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Primary School, Pagewood has been brought forward to the start of the 2023 school year with the school to be named Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Matraville.

This new name celebrates the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart as the founding religious order for both schools.

sryvonneberecry 150“So long Thy Love has led me, surely it will lead me on”

As Yvonne looked back over her life’s journey, she realised how this prayer had helped her to accept the challenges, joys and difficulties of the many and varied apostolates she carried out as a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. On Sunday 13th March, Jesus gently took Yvonne to himself. She was 87 years old and 67 years professed.

srnorahanrahan 150Come you whom my Father has blessed, take for your inheritance the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.

We heard these words from the Gospel of Matthew the day our much-loved Sister, Nora, suddenly came face to face with the one she had so lovingly and faithfully served as a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for over six decades.  ‘Come you whom my Father has blessed’.

srgertrudekennedy 150I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of God - Margaret Mary Alacoque

These words from St Margaret Mary Alacoque capture well the driving force behind our dear Sister Gertrude Mary’s life.  Deep faith in the one who called her and loved her unconditionally. At approximately 3.15pm on Wednesday, 16 February, our dear Sister, Gertrude Mary came face to face with the one she had lovingly and generously served for over six decades as a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

srmargaretjennings 150"The love of the Heart of Jesus will be our light, our strength, our guide and our support." - Fr Jules Chevalier 1892

These words from our Founder, Jules Chevalier capture well the driving force behind our Sister, Margaret’s life: to trust totally in the love of Jesus and follow him with enthusiasm and generosity. On Saturday, 5th February Marg gently slipped into the loving embrace of the one who had been her light, her strength, her guide, throughout her 87 years. She was in her 67th year of her religious profession.  

sreileenvanderlee 150I have loved you with an everlasting love.  I am constant in my affection for you.

These words from the prophet Jeremiah capture well the driving force behind our dear Sister,  Eileen as she had  absolute confidence in the one who called her into life and loved her unconditionally. At approximately 8 pm on  Friday 21st January she  gently slipped into the loving embrace of the one who had loved her with an everlasting love, throughout her 91 years ago.

srpaulinepitman 150“You did not choose me, I chose you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. (John 15:16)

Early on Wednesday afternoon, 19th January, Pauline gently and peacefully breathed her last breath and came face to face with God whom she had lovingly and generously served. Pauline was 84 years old and had just celebrated the 64th anniversary of her Religious Profession as a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

srmargaretsullivan 150‘This is my beloved in whom I am well pleased’

We heard these words from the Gospel of Luke on the Feast of John the Baptist, Sunday 9th January, the day our much-loved Sister, Margaret, beloved of God came face to face with the one she had so lovingly and faithfully served as a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for over seven decades. 

srmariaregina 150May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be Everywhere Loved!

As we were moving towards the close of the beautiful Feast of the Epiphany, our much-loved Sister Maria Regina was blessed with her longed-for epiphany, the vision of God, face-to-face.  At approximately 9.00pm on Sunday, 2 January, she gently slipped into the embrace of God whom she had lovingly and generously served

srpatriciamawn 150I want to say one word to you and this word is joy. Wherever consecrated people are, there is always joy! - Pope Francis

This simple statement is a beautiful summary of our dear Sr Patricia Mawn’s whole life: a rich life of 95 years, lived with Jesus and for Jesus. On September 6th our dear Sister Patricia or Pat as she was known gently and peacefully breathed her last breath as she surrendered to her loving God whom she had served lovingly and faithfully as a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for over seven decades.

Wednesday, 04 August 2021 14:33

Australia’s current Border Protection Policy

diocesedarwin coa 150Dear Prime Minister,

I am writing this letter on the eighth anniversary of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement that no person seeking asylum by boat would ever be resettled in Australia.

Every person arriving after that date was to be subjected to indefinite detention on Manus Island, PNG, or in the Republic of Nauru, under ‘processing’ arrangements between the Australian Government and those Pacific states.

srteresachue 150Sr Teresa Chue, requested that there be no eulogy at her funeral and we will honour her request.

We have all had the opportunity to share memories of our dear Sister, Teresa over these past days and what has come through strongly was her deep love of the poor, her prayerfulness, missionary spirit, generosity and her gracious appreciation of the many ways God loved her throughout her life...

srmarybatchelor 150Sr Mary Batchelor RIP …Seven decades of generous service to God and God’s people as a Daughter of our Lady of the Sacred Heart 

And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun and hold you in the palm of his hand.

Statement from Sister Philippa Murphy FDNSC, Provincial Leader of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in relation to Garden Point Mission, Melville Island

Yesterday I was privileged to meet personally with many of our Indigenous sisters and brothers who were taken from their families and brought to Garden Point Mission on Melville Island, between 1942 and 1969.

srbernadettekoning 150My Song will be for you forever you the music in my Heart.
You, my love, my light my friend. You the way and path before me.
You will lead and guide me home.
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