Families hit hard by the cost-of-living crisis

Currently, more than 50% of Australia’s population is experiencing mental distress directly linked to the cost-of-living crisis that is gripping the nation.[1] Sadly, this type of situation is becoming a reality for too many people as bills like food, electricity, housing and rent skyrocket. It’s heartbreaking, as more people who never needed support before are […]


International Women’s Day – ‘Women at the Heart’

International Women’s Day, held annually on 8 March, is a global day that recognises the resilience, strength, and achievements of women from diverse backgrounds and cultures across the world. Acknowledging this important day allows Mary MacKillop Today to reflect on the invaluable contributions of women within the communities we support and the persistent challenges they […]


Let’s Unwrap the True Spirit of Christmas with the Flourishing Gift of Literacy!

A message from Jane Woolford, CEO of Mary MacKillop Today It’s truly inspiring to be part of the Josephite family. Like you, I am deeply moved by the extraordinary spirit of Saint Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of Saint Joseph. I’m thankful for this chance to share stories with you about the work we’re doing […]


Santusa is breaking the cycle of poverty!

On 17 October we observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a day which presents us all with the opportunity to acknowledge the struggles and marginalisation that many people here in Australia and around the world experience. The theme for 2022-2023 observance is Dignity for all in practice, a core underlying value that’s […]


Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants Program 2024

Applications for the Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants Program 2024 are now open until 5pm on Friday 22 September 2023 (AEST). Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to $10,000 AUD to deliver small, life-changing projects that promote life-long learning for Australians at the margins. We believe that through participating in these projects, individuals […]


Stamp sales tip over $500,000

Volunteers make an amazing contribution to organisations and communities around the world. Mary MacKillop Today is incredibly lucky to have a community of dedicated and passionate people who volunteer to support its work as a not-for-profit ministry of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. One inspiring group of volunteers for Mary MacKillop Today are helping to change […]


Bec and Sam step it up for Mary MacKillop Today

Bec and Sam, from the Sisters of Saint Joseph offices in Adelaide, raised over $6,000 recently for the Mary MacKillop Today First Nations Scholarship Program. “Our journey began in March, as part of a staff Socially Minded Engagement initiative,” says Bec. “Sam and I decided to take part in Stadium Stomp, a 6,000-step challenge at […]