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Vinnies Queensland’s new chief says their strength is in grassroots engagement, listening and being present

THE St Vincent de Paul Society’s new chief executive officer in Queensland can’t wait to “get out into the field”. Kevin Mercer’s been appointed to the role to succeed Peter Maher who is retiring. They will work alongside each other in transition until March 1 when Mr Mercer takes over as chief executive officer. Mr Mercer, whose career in Catholic ... Read More »

Petrie Catholic couple proves even old bottles can make a difference in the lives of poor children

VULNERABLE children in Uganda are benefitting from Queenslanders’ discarded drink bottles and cans. Money raised through recycling the bottles and cans is being directed to the children through a Brisbane Catholic couple’s charity Uganda Kids. Sue and Paul Fyfe have registered their charity with Queensland’s new Containers for Change recycling scheme, and the benefits have started to flow. The Petrie ... Read More »

Hitched to a hiker – Love finds its way all around the world for Guida and Markus

A HITCH-hiker meets a missionary in the middle of a tropical island –and that’s the beginning of a beautiful love story. That love story was celebrated as one to last forever when the hitch-hiker from Finland and the missionary, whose Portuguese family hailed from Mozambique, were married at a little country church on the outskirts of Brisbane recently. The odds ... Read More »

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