Sister Irene Harrison is a Pastoral Minister serving a vast area of the Gulf region of northern Queensland. Based in Chillagoe she travels the vast distances of the Gulf Savannah and the Cooktown Weipa parishes.
The words of a local woman describe something of Sister Irene’s ministry: “Sister Irene still covers thousands of kilometres as a pastoral associate taking the Eucharist to those who would otherwise never have the opportunity to receive it,” Sylvia said. “She has a ready ear which is very important as there are very high levels of depression and even despair in the current prolonged periods of isolation for people stranded by floods in the gulf country.”
Sr Irene Harrison