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grass roots programs

Roma, South Central Queensland, 2020 Highways and Byways – A Community of Service will develop grass roots programs in Roma working with local community organisations and managed on the ground by Megan Brown of Chandra Yoga and Well Being. This will be a 10-month pilot program and we hope to be able to continue this into the future.


You are invited to the launch of  our grass roots program “Seeds of Connection” on March 10 2020 at 10:00 am, in Roma Queensland, to be officially launched by Emeritus Bishop Bill Morris.

Life Skills

A life skills program for local young people between the ages of 12 and 21 with a range of challenges such as autism, social anxiety and isolation, and learning difficulties.

Indigenous Community

Working with the Indigenous Community to address areas of local concern

Community garden

Developing a Community garden – Working with community groups to involve locals in the maintenance and daily running of gardens. Young adults that are having trouble engaging with others will be the main focus in partnership with the local youth officer.

Isolated Seniors

Programs for isolated seniors in the township: Organizing activities in health & well-being for seniors to participate in, such as, gentle exercise, dance, gardening or cooking activities that are of low cost.

Drought Assistance

Support of those struggling with the ongoing grind of drought and lack of income.

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December 2019 Newsletter

In our final edition of Highways and Byways and Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS) Newsletter for 2019, we report on more wonderful small grants outcomes and our exciting new Highways and Byways program in Roma, south-central Queensland in 2020. The MSS newsletter...

Be inspired!

On a cold winter's night in Melbourne in August this year, an audience packed into the Madeleine Centre at Genazzano College in Kew to hear our 2019 Melbourne John Wallis Memorial Lecture "Women of Faith leading the Way". And what a night of stimulating and inspiring...

Read our latest news!

Our August 2019 Newsletter is out and about, featuring stories of the Missionary Sisters of Service celebrating their 75th year since they were founded in Tasmania by Fr John Wallis. We also feature more stories highlighting the impacts and community benefits of some...

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