July 2023

Calls are growing for a Church more inclusive of the LGBTIQA+ community

When I agreed for our chapel to be used as a venue for a Thanksgiving Mass, I did not anticipate the fracas that would ensue, writes Congregational Leader Patty Fawkner.

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NSW Governor hosts reception to give thanks for Good Sams’ ministry

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan gathered with staff, supporters and friends of the Good Samaritan Foundation at Government House in Sydney recently to celebrate the Congregation’s 165th anniversary.

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Mater Christi College celebrates 60th Anniversary

Sixty years ago, the Good Samaritan Sisters responded to the needs of the Belgrave community, building a school for girls which has since grown far beyond what was initially envisaged.

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New Oblates welcomed into a community of faith and friendship

Four women became Good Samaritan Oblates recently, saying it was the sense of community, faith conversation, friendship and the Good Samaritan-Benedictine spirituality that drew them to make their Oblate promises.

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Sister Liz Wiemers recognised with NATSICC Award

Sister Liz Wiemers’ lifelong dedication to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ministry and her commitment to foster understanding and respect have been recognised with a NATSICC Service to Community Award.

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Good Samaritan Huts for the Homeless

How often in meetings do we discuss the growing number of homeless people who we meet in our daily lives? The problem is massive on government, communal and individual levels.

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