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Parish communities making heavenly music

By Emilie Ng RUNAWAY Bay’s parish community leaned on the shoulders of St Peter’s parish, Rochedale to help perfect their music at Sunday Masses. After hearing the Rochedale parish choir perform earlier in the year, Runaway Bay parish priest Fr John Khoai requested they sing with his parish choir. Fr Khoai sent a letter to Rochedale parish priest Fr Jacob ... Read More »

Film hit for St Ita’s

By Emilie Ng EIGHT budding filmmakers have made St Ita’s Primary School, Dutton Park history after being named finalists at this year’s international film festival Tropfest Jr. The Catholic primary school students created a four-minute film that has landed them as one of 15 finalists in the world’s largest short-film festival competition. The St Ita’s student’s short film, I Can ... Read More »

Queensland youth to unite in Krakow

QUEENSLAND’S bishops and youth ministers are close to finalising plans for “an enriching spiritual experience for young people” headed to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow. The tentative pilgrimage includes visits to surrounding countries with a spiritual focus on St John Paul II, the WYD’s founder and Polish citizen. The package also includes a post-WYD retreat in a European country ... Read More »

MacKillop centre closing

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE’S Sisters of St Joseph community walked its last visiting school group through Annerley’s Mary MacKillop Centre on November 17. The sisters opened the centre in 1995, in the lead-up to the saint’s beatification, but it will close early next year. Thousands have walked through the centre to see the saint’s life captured in dioramas and audio ... Read More »

Deacon heading home for ordination

WHEN Rockhampton’s Deacon Andrew Hogan is ordained a priest on December 3, it will be on the same sacred ground that fashioned his Catholic faith. Deacon Hogan’s most significant Catholic moments have taken place at Rockhampton’s St Joseph’s Cathedral, his ordination next month likely to be the climax. “Faith and Catholicity were always a part of my family life and ... Read More »

No Schoolies regrets in Fiji

By Emilie Ng HIGH school graduate Imogen Wilson wants no regrets after her Schoolies Week. The Brigidine College school leaver has booked an alternative to Schoolies on the Gold Coast after seeing too many images of young people binge drinking and partying at Surfers Paradise. Miss Wilson said news footage of Schoolies Week rarely showed young people who enjoyed themselves ... Read More »

Seeking the lost sheep

By Emilie Ng SYDNEY’S newest archbishop has begun his appointment by inviting the lost sheep to return home and give the Church “another chance”. Archbishop Anthony Fisher, in a recent column in The Sunday Telegraph, asked lapsed Catholics to “help us to become a better Church”. “To those who have become disconnected from the Church in recent years I say: ... Read More »

Broken Bay’s new bishop announced

Auxiliary Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli

SYDNEY Auxiliary Bishop Peter Comensoli has been appointed the third Bishop of Broken Bay diocese in New South Wales. Pope Francis announced Bishop Comensoli as Broken Bay’s newest Bishop on November 20 in a private phone call. Bishop Comensoli, 50, said he was “delighted but humbled” to take up his new pastoral service in Broken Bay, which has been vacant since Bishop David ... Read More »

Catholic leaders win national awards

St Mary's College Kingaroy staff Pam Radcliffe and Michael Nayler

BRISBANE celebrated the best in Catholic leadership at The Catholic Leader’s first national awards ceremony, The Community Leader Awards 2014. More than 200 people including Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, archdiocesan priests, parishioners and corporate leaders attended the inaugural event in the St Stephen’s Cathedral precinct on November 19. Nominees for the 2014 School Leader of the Year, Young Leader of ... Read More »

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