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Autumn series of "Wake up the World to Mercy" sessions gets off to a great start

Two more sessions are planned in this autumn series. They will each be presented twice, once as an evening session and once the daytime session.

The next session will focus on ‘hospitality’. Margery Jackman, former principal of Catherine McAuley Westmead will examine the concept of ‘hospitality’ in scripture and explore its implications for us as Mercy people both in society and in the church. Marjorie is a passionate advocate of the Justice particularly for women in the church. The evening session will be held on Thursday 30 April from 6pm to 7:30pm. The repeat session will be held on 18 May from 10:30am to 12 noon.

The third session will focus on ’compassion’ and will be presented by Claire Thomas, the Director of Mission at OLMC Parramatta. Claire will investigate whether we are born with compassion or whether it is a learned skill. That will lead on to reflecting on how, as local, national and international communities, we become more compassionate towards those in need.

The evening session on ‘compassion’ will be held on Thursday, 4 June from 6pm to 7:30pm. It will be repeated on Tuesday, 23 June from 10:30am to 12 noon. 

RSVP:< OR phone: 02 9683 2555  (please indicate which session)

Light refreshments will be served.


Secondary Principal - • Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta

Secondary Principal

  • Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta
  • Independent Catholic Girls School (1,050 students)
  • Commence January 2021

Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta is a leading Christ-centred Catholic independent girls school founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1889 on the Mercy charism. With total staff of 132, OLMC’s current enrolment is approx. 1,050 girls across Years 7-12. OLMC is a non-selective Catholic school and accepts students from across the academic spectrum and aims to provide an education to meet the needs of all students.

The Principal, in keeping with the philosophy of the College, leads in such a way to ensure that all activities, policies, programs and structures within the College actively promote the Catholic ethos within the tradition of a Mercy education and provides opportunities for faith, mercy and service to flourish. The Principal is responsible and accountable to the College Board.

People with leadership experience in secondary education are encouraged to visit to view an OLMC video and obtain further information.

To express your interest, simply send a resume from this site; from the Trak Search website; or by email to quoting ref number TS1435. Enquiries are also welcome to John Chesher on 0417 068 220.

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th August 2020

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To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today

Social Justice Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, 30 August 2020.

In the Social Justice Statement 
To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today, the Bishops welcome the deinstitutionalisation of mental health care in Australia. However, without adequately funded community mental health services, there is a gap in the system through which people continue to fall. Social determinants including poverty, living conditions, and personal security are significant contributors to mental ill-health. The Statement highlights the experience of First Nations people and communities, asylum seekers and refugees, people who are homeless and those who are in prison.

Mercy Global Presence –Regional Discussions

It has been proposed that we have regional discussions in response to the series of Posters on the themes from Mercy Global presence. Discussions will be online using Zoom.

Regional Group One

We in Australia are part of the Mercy Region that includes Australia, Philippines, Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, PNG, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Vietnam and Guam.

Topics for Discussion

Your responses to the posters
  • Mercy and Degradation of Earth (Tuesday, August 11)
  • Mercy and Degradation of Persons (Tuesday August 25)
  • New Foundations in Mercy (Tuesday September 8)
  • Flip Book on Posters (Monday September 21)

Time/Duration: 10am-11am (AEST)


      1. Click on this link
      2. Scroll down till you see in a blue button (click here to register)
      3. It will open in Eventbrite.
      4. You will receive a confirmation of registration and zoom link.
      5. Download the poster by clicking on the yellow button

If the above dates don't suit, you might like to register for one of the other regional conversations

If you would like to join any of these discussions and need assistance to register or use zoom, contact Valda (

Our Families: July 2020 Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Our Families

Let us pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance, and especially, that they may be protected by the State.

The family ought to be protected.
It faces many dangers: the fast pace of life, stress…
Sometimes, parents forget to play with their children.
The Church needs to encourage families and stay at their side, helping them to discover ways that allow them to overcome all of these difficulties.
Let us pray that today’s families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance, and especially, that they may be protected by the State.
 —Pope Francis, July 2020

We invite you to post a prayer or reflection in our prayer space