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Queenslanders raise nearly $13k for Chennai rehab centre started by Brisbane nun

Friends of Mithra Fundraiser

LOYAL supporters of an Australian nun who started a rehabilitation centre in India for children with disabilities have raised nearly $13,000 for a charity funding the centre. Brisbane-based charity Friends of Mithra is a major financial supporter for the Madras Institute to Rehabilitate Retarded, Afflicted (Mithra) in Chennai, founded by former Brisbane nun Sr Mary Theodore. Sr Theodore devoted the ... Read More »

Listening should be primary focus of Plenary Council, Queensland committee members say

Queensland Plenary Council executive committee members

QUEENSLAND Catholics appointed to advise the Plenary Council Bishops’ Commission say the Church needs to listen to the experiences of the faithful in order to plan for a viable future. Former Emmanuel Community moderator Shayne Bennett, ACU campus minister Sally Hood and Townsville theologian Fr Orm Rush are among 14 Catholics appointed to the plenary council executive committee. This committee will ... Read More »

Netball ‘taking off’ in Queensland with 60 schools competing in QISSN carnival

Netball carnival

NETBALL is fast growing into Queensland’s premier women’s sport with more than 700 girls turning up for the toughest competition among secondary schools. The 2017 Queensland Independent Schools Netball carnival, this year hosted by Mt Alvernia College, Kedron, between June 25 and June 30, saw netball teams from 60 secondary schools across Queensland compete for the “hotly contested” grand finals ... Read More »

Buranda community gathers for first Mass at St Luke’s in 30 months

Mass at St Luke's Church Buranda

RENOVATIONS on one of Brisbane’s iconic Spanish mission-style churches, St Luke’s Church, Buranda, are finally complete after a 30-month closure. The Catholic community at Buranda held its first Mass inside the newly renovated church on June 18, the first in nearly three years. The church officially closed for renovations on December 28, 2014, and Sunday Masses were relocated to the ... Read More »

Adoration inspiring students and teachers of Brisbane Catholic school to pray more

Eucharistic adoration at St Finbarr's

EUCHARISTIC adoration is reconnecting students and staff of a Brisbane Catholic school to the true purpose and meaning of Catholic education. Students and staff at St Finbarr’s Primary School, Ashgrove, completed a second year of 24-hour Adoration after receiving many beautiful responses from children who experienced the program last year. Adore for 24 takes children out of the classroom to ... Read More »

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