Mamre House: St Marys-Mt Druitt Star coverage
|Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Administrator Fr Peter Williams with Sisters of Mercy Congregation Vicar Sister Mary-Louise Petro. Photo by Franklin Konaraki Photography|
By Kylie Stevens, St Marys-Mt Druitt Star, 24 November
As one chapter of Mamre House’s history closed, another one opened at last week.
The legacy of the Parramatta Sisters of Mercy at the historic site will continue under the umbrella of CatholicCare Social Services - Diocese of Parramatta.
The Sisters of Mercy have turned the nearly derelict former home of Samuel Marsden into a vital part of the community with training and support for disadvantaged young people and refugees.
Sisters Mary-Louise Petro and Joyce Vella were the driving force behind Mamre into a thriving community hub and were honoured at a special handover ceremony last week.
“It was a celebration of 30 years of work done here and welcome in CatholicCare in a symbolic transition ritual,” Sister Petro said.
“The board though it was the best decision for Mamre House to continue its work in the future in a sustainable way. It’s difficult for a small group to be sustainable, so the best thing was to be part of a bigger pond.”
Mamre will keep its name and CatholicCare Social Services will continue existing services.Continue reading Kylie Stevens’ full story at the St Marys-Mt Druitt Star
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