Category Archive: Latest News

New national education committee ‘the fruit of many labours’

The creation of a new national education committee for lay-governed Catholic schools whose heritage lies in religious institutes was a terrific act of faith, confidence and hope in the future,...

Posted on: July 13, 2020

Sister Veronica Hoey looks forward to her new role in Melbourne

Good Samaritan Sister Veronica Hoey has been appointed Vicar for Religious in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, a role which she said embraced the Good Sams’ Statement of Directions, calling...

Posted on: July 7, 2020

Appeal to help provide emergency food relief in the Philippines

The Good Samaritan Foundation has launched an appeal to raise funds for immediate emergency relief for poor communities in the Philippines who are at risk of starvation because of the...

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Shutdown a chance to do things differently at Santa Maria College

The importance of nurturing connectedness and hope during challenging times were two of the key lessons learned by staff and students at Santa Maria College in Melbourne during the COVID-19...

Posted on: June 10, 2020

‘Fencebook’ becomes a neighbourhood hub for families

A shy foray by Good Samaritan Oblate Helen Smith into cheering up those in her neighbourhood during the COVID-19 lockdown period by creating a ‘Fencebook’ community library is bringing joy....

Posted on: June 2, 2020

Pope Francis invites us to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis which has shaken the world, Pope Francis has invited everyone to join in celebrating Laudato Si’ Week, as a reminder that although we...

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Those most vulnerable are on front line of COVID-19 pandemic

A coalition of Catholic leaders has written to Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, advocating for the most vulnerable people in the community to receive government support during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Mater Christi College continues to support wellbeing, learning and teaching

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education systems across the world. Schools are being challenged to provide flexible and remote learning and to develop new ways to support their students, families...

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Santa Teresa community keeps the faith in isolation during pandemic

Easter’s theme of entering the tomb and keeping vigil until Christ’s resurrection on the third day has never been so relevant for Christians confined to their homes during the current...

Posted on: April 22, 2020

Government urged to extend JobKeeper program to migrant workers

Australia’s Federal Government is being urged to extend a vital safety net to everyone living in the community, regardless of their visa status, during the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, there...

Posted on: April 15, 2020

Timor Leste Scholarship program improves access to education

An educational scholarship program for secondary and tertiary students is continuing to improve access to education for young people in Timor Leste. The Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship program is based...

Posted on: April 15, 2020

A close shave – hair today, gone for a good cause

The buzz of an electric shaver accompanied by the sound of applause and peals of laughter filled the Congregational Centre of the Good Samaritan Sisters in Glebe on March 6...

Posted on: March 20, 2020