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CELEBRATING & GIVING THANKS

The Parish has been served by many dedicated men and women, and this year we celebrate the 100-year Centenary of the Sisters of St Joseph presence here. In 1922, the Sisters came to Busselton and took over the reins of the little school first started by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (Sr. Regina’s mob). Many of our born and bred parishioners were taught by these good sisters (Srs. Clare, Imelda, Teresa, Bridget, Florentine, Benedict, Anita, Gerarda(?), Elaine and Irene to name a few) and have some wonderful stories to tell. Sr Mary and Sr Kathleen were the last two ‘Joey’ principals of St Joseph’s school. Sr Maura and Sr Pauline were the last two ‘Josephite’ pastoral workers here. We are blessed to have Sr Bernadette living and journeying with us now; and are always happy to see Sr Eileen when she comes home and the other Josephite Sisters when they visit. Our history, mutual love of God and the relationships forged forever links us. Their mission statement says - The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart continue God’s mission by immersing themselves in the midst of life to empower others and bring hope. And that they certainly have done and do. If you have a story or two about them here in Busselton, please get in touch, I would love to hear and record it. And in the meantime, let us give thanks to God, for their years of service both here and elsewhere in the world.