December 2020

‘We’re all in this together’ is what every Christmas celebrates

The global COVID-19 pandemic has proved the inter-relatedness and interconnectedness of all of creation. The best of humanity has outstripped and outshone the worst of humanity, writes Sister Patty Fawkner. 

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Sister Monica is open to God’s plans in a spirit of adventure

Sister Monica Armstrong says she has a lot to be grateful for when she reflects on her years in school Family Liaison and her previous teaching life, writes Debra Vermeer.

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Sustained efforts to care for creation are taking flight

A spectacular flurry of butterflies is a welcome sign that the ecological restoration of endangered woodland is helping to ensure fragile ecosystems are restored for future generations, writes Debra Vermeer.

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Read, watch, listen: TGO’s top picks to bring in the New Year

In the December edition, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch and listen to in the New Year.

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Rosebank Rally a winning combination of fun, friends and faith

Early in Term 4 in 2020, the Ministry team at Rosebank College Five Dock introduced the inaugural Rosebank Rally, which was designed to give teenagers a refreshed perspective of God.

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Pilot program to support remote communities in Mount Magnet

Over many generations, religious sisters have been called to provide pastoral care and support to some of the most remote, disadvantaged communities in Australia.

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Christmas a time of celebration, joy and hope

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist people in communities across Australia and the Pacific.

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