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MatChat Sisters turn one


A newly formed young women's ministry, MatChat Sisters, will celebrate its first anniversary this month.

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The group, for 18 to 35-year-old women from all of Adelaide, recently held its first ‘girls getaway retreat’ in Port Elliot.

MatChat Coordinators Sarah Mae Balboa and Sisilina Saukuru said it had been “an absolute blessing to come together as Catholic women, to share in this journey and encourage amongst each other as sisters in Christ”.

They said the retreat was “truly a beautiful way” to start the year and included “fun-filled activities, heartfelt discussions and insightful talks” from Julianna Kittel and Joanna Howe, centered around the theme of ‘Endurance and Evangelising’.

The retreat kicked off with celebrating 10am Mass at St Lukes Noarlunga parish followed by Stations of the Cross at St Joan of Arc Church, Victor Harbor.

“It was such an honour to be able to lead together in music ministry for the Vigil Mass in Victor Habor and we are so grateful for the parishioners and Fr Vinh for making us feel so welcome,” said Sisilina.

The group is now preparing for the anniversary since launching next month, sharing in the day of Saint Patrick but celebrating two days earlier on March 15.

If you are a young woman (18-35 years) seeking sisterhood, to grow and nurture your faith, to practice volunteering in the community or even to start exploring your faith, you are invited to join the group on the third Friday of each month,

RSVP via links on Instagram and Facebook (MatChat Sisters)

For any enquiries email:


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