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Holiday school Ignites worship for musicians

Promising guitarists learn how to play with reverence and skill during a music workshop at Ignite School of Music.

CATHOLIC high school student Sinead Cristaudo is confident she will connect her school peers at Good Counsel College, Innisfail, to God after attending the recent Ignite School of Music. Miss Cristaudo is liturgical captain at her school this year, and found inspiration from School of Music, a five-day program of hands-on training and formation in contemporary Catholic worship held in ... Read More »

Ipswich and district combining pastorally

CO-OPERATION is the buzz word for Fr Peter Dillon, Ipswich’s newest administrator for the Rosewood, Leichhardt, North Ipswich, and Ipswich parishes. Appointed to help Fr Dillon with the four parishes, which have responsibility for 11 churches, are newly ordained Fr Neville Yun, former Kingaroy parish priest Fr John Hong and Fr Joseph Liem, who has been with the parish since ... Read More »

Pope Francis makes time for Brisbane seminarians

Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary staff and seminarians meeting Pope Francis on December 23.

POPE Francis has committed to praying for Queensland after meeting with Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary staff and seminarians in December. Seminary rector Monsignor Tony Randazzo made a request to have 12 seminary students, two deacons, and three religious attend the Pope’s daily Mass, celebrated in the Holy Father’s private chapel at Casa Santa Marta. The seminary group was on pilgrimage ... Read More »

Conversion experience changes Michael’s life

Michael Jones

TWENTY-ONE years ago, Michael Jones walked away from the Catholic Church. The 37-year-old described this decision as a form of teenage rebellion. “I was a cradle Catholic, but as all 16-year-olds do, I rebelled,” Michael said. Michael didn’t set foot in a Catholic Church for another 10 years. In 2003, he met his now-wife, Judith, known affectionately as Jude, a ... Read More »

Igniting the fire of faith

FR Anthony Ekpo had never imagined that God would lead him to be a priest in Australia. The Nigerian-born associate pastor at St Stephen’s Cathedral was one of four seminarians selected to “fan the flame of faith” in the Brisbane archdiocese in 2007. That agreement between the Nigerian Bishop Lucius Ugorji of Umuahia and the then Archbishop of Brisbane John ... Read More »

Reawakening the memory of our baptism

Baby being baptised

I USED to associate the word and celebration of birthdays only with cake, presents, candles, and getting older. I mention this because tomorrow, I turn 26. I’m sure I will eat some cake, I may unwrap a few presents and I could blow out a glowing set of 26 candles. But I’ve realised the highlight of celebrating another year of ... Read More »

Oratory takes step forward

Brisbane Oratory members Fr Adrian Sharp and Fr Paul Chandler outside the Oratory community’s house.

COMMUNITY life has begun for the Brisbane Oratory as two of its local members settled into their new residence at Annerley Ekibin parish earlier this month. Oratory community member Fr Adrian Sharp, former parish priest of Browns Plains, officially began work as parish priest of Annerley Ekibin in the new year. Fellow member Fr Paul Chandler, formerly parish priest of ... Read More »

Bride of Christ for Carmelites

Sr Catherine Ann Therese celebrates with a well-wisher

THE Carmelite community in Ormiston welcomed Sr Catherine Ann Therese as its newest definitive member on January 11. After more than six-and-a-half years of prayer and discernment, Sr Catherine Ann made her profession of solemn vows, entering into a full commitment to the Discalced Carmelite order. The former Broken Bay diocese youth minister was overjoyed about finally becoming a Bride ... Read More »

Filipino devotion on the Coast

Thousands of Filipino Catholics dance and cheer through the streets of Cebu to mark the Feast Day of the Infant Child Jesus, known locally as Santo Nino.

DRUMS, chants and vibrant dress will fill Gold Coast streets on January 19 in Queensland’s first Sinulog Festival to honour one of the Philippines’ oldest religious devotions. The devotion to the Santo Nino, the Philippines’ answer to the Holy Infant of Prague statue, is celebrated annually in Cebu. And while Cebu was one of the worst-affected provinces hit by typhoon ... Read More »

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