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The “Family Matters” program launch was held at the Mercy Family Service Goodna office on Wednesday 21 November 2012. The Program was launched by The Hon Bernie Ripoll MP Federal Member for Oxley, who represented the Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.
Mercy Family Services Toowoomba’s Community Action for Multicultural Society Program scooped the Community Business Awards at the 2012 Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards. Well over 600 guests attended including State and Federal Ministers, local MPs, regional business and industry leaders and regional councillors. Mercy Toowoomba was a triple winner being:
1. Finalist in the Government funded category
2. Winner in the Government funded Division
3. Winner Community Category (sponsored by Russell Mineral Equipment) and the 2012 Community Business Excellence Award winner.
On Monday 17 September 2012 more than thirty managers and staff from across three of the Mercy Community Services Ministries – Mercy Family Services, Mercy Aged Care Services and Mercy Disability Services welcomed Sister Áine Barrins, Sister Margaret King, member of the Brisbane Congregation Leadership team and Elizabeth Orupold, Executive Officer Sisters of Mercy Brisbane, to the Queens Road Nudgee campus. On a simply spectacular Brisbane spring day the team from the Cookery Nook (www.cookerynook.com.au) cooked and served a mouth-watering traditional Aussie BBQ, before all those present were engaged by Sr Áine as she shared some of her reflections on the life and letters of Catherine McAuley.
On a splendid spring morning in September, as the last drops of dew fell from the Catherine McAuley roses, and the sunlight streamed through the windows of the McAuley Room at Mercy Place, members of the Congregation Leadership Team joined around 50 Board members and Executive staff from across all of the Brisbane Mercy Sponsored Ministries and colleagues from Mercy Partners, to welcome Sr Áine Barrins to Brisbane and to hear from her about the Life and Letters of Catherine McAuley.
Within this community of Mercy we recall that Sisters of Mercy have lived and continue to live God’s mercy and compassion, initiating, supporting and participating in ministries that heal, educate, care for others and alleviate suffering.
We affirm our partners in ministry, who are living mercy in the present and into the future.
Sharing a passion for the works of mercy, we endeavour together to undertake initiatives with generosity, practicality, creativity and trust.
With gratitude I now declare The Works of Mercy Exhibition, open.
A building can be referred to in a number of ways with a variety of names. Those who refer to this building as Park Road usually mean it as a storage facility. Others have named it by its uses as offices e.g. the Social Justice Office or the SAO office or AWD office or its original reason for purchase as the Mater Art Union Office.
Trinity Sunday, falling on 3 June, this year provided the backdrop for the Congregation’s Jubilee celebrations. The Jubilarians, celebrating forty, fifty, sixty and seventy years of religious profession, posed for an array of photographs prior to the commencement of Mass.
On Friday 27 April, Wendy Flannery was among those recognised in the Peace Women Awards by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest women’s international peace organisation.
Geneva, 27 March 2012 – The ICBL welcomes Jordan's announcement that all its known mined areas have now been cleared.
Mercy House is the heritage building that stands in the centre of the College. It was built in 1884 originally as the convent for the Sisters of Mercy teaching at St Mary’s. It is an important part of our story, as well as a landmark for the City of Ipswich and State of Queensland.