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Parents warned about dangerous online trends

cyber safety

THE leader of a peak body for Catholic parents has urged mums and dads to monitor their children’s online activity closely following the death of a 13-year-old boy from an Internet game. Federation of Parents and Friends Association of Catholic Schools in Queensland executive director Carmel Nash said children did ... Read More »

Warwick church saved by quick community response

Fire at St Mary's Warwick

TOOWOOMBA’S bishop has praised the swift response of the community that saved a Warwick church after a lightning strike set it on fire. The fire that could have destroyed St Mary’s Church, Warwick, was started by a lightning strike that hit during a storm on January 2. Firefighters put the ... Read More »

Parishioners brought retiring priest Fr Frank Lourigan to life

Fr Frank Lourigan

RETIRING priest Fr Frank Lourigan has many accomplishments under his belt, but serving the people of God for 48 years is his proudest achievement. Quoting from a 1907 song by Billy Murray, Fr Lourigan said the people in parishes and communities completed his priestly ministry. “As the old song says, ... Read More »

Faith in God is Vera Acres’ secret to seeing out 100 years

Vera and family

BELIEVING in God is the reason Catholic mother-of-three Vera Acres has entered Brisbane’s 100-plus club. The former parishioner from St Luke’s in Buranda for 65 years said God had been good to her for the past 100 years “otherwise I don’t think I’d be alive now”. “Everybody asks me what ... Read More »

We asked city shoppers what they thought about Christmas. Their answers might surprise you

THEIR tiny eyes lit up as the string of reindeer tipped upside down in the navy blue sky above the crowd of carollers. Hands glued to the glass, the children laughed playfully as they walked through the scenes of an Australian Christmas, complete with a ride on the Hills Hoist. ... Read More »

Sunnybank church expansion complete for Christmas Masses

Outside Our Lady of Lourdes Church

SUNNYBANK’S parish priest is “worn out” after organising a $2.3 million Christmas gift for his parishioners. Fr Dan Ryan, who is parish priest at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Sunnybank, gave his congregation a brand new church in time for Christmas Masses this weekend. Six months ago the Sunnybank church, ... Read More »

Parish ministry Aspleycare brings joy to Brisbane’s poorest

Aspleycare

HUNGRY little mouths in Brisbane will be feasting for weeks after Christmas, thanks to a delivery of 110 hampers from parish ministry Aspleycare. Laundry baskets filled with delicious festive and staple foods were delivered to Brisbane families assisted by Aspleycare, a ministry of Our Lady and St Dympna’s Parish in ... Read More »

Meet the Brisbane lay men and women who received a Papal award yesterday

Papal honours recipients

FIVE Brisbane Catholics, who have served the archdiocese for a combined total of 180 years, are surprised to be receiving papal honours for their efforts. Lloyd Eikenloff, Mary Coman, Kevin Ross, Margaret Vider and Paul Gallagher yesterday received papal honours in recognition of their professional and volunteer work in the ... Read More »

Year of Youth in 2018 will be a special time to ‘make the Church seen’

Sydney pilgrims

UNIVERSITY student Michelle Jory is itching to show the world that the Catholic Church is alive when the Year of Youth kicks off in Australia next year. The Brisbane nursing student is one of thousands of young Catholics and youth ministry leaders preparing for the special national liturgical year initiated ... Read More »

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