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Loreto building a bright future

LORETO College, Coorparoo turned an “important page” officially opening a new building to showcase stage one of the school’s multi-million dollar development. The college’s “highly anticipated” Cruci building is a reflection of the school’s 86-year journey in providing Catholic education in Coorparoo. Cruci will support the new intake of Year 7 students next year and a future expansion for a ... Read More »

Year 7 step

By Emilie Ng CLAIRE Schmeider never imagined she would be making history at the tender age of 12. In less than three months, the Our Lady of Dolours School, Mitchelton Year 6 student will start a new life chapter when she and 12,000 other Catholic primary school students start high school in Year 7. Claire will leave her beloved primary ... Read More »

Festive year for Beenleigh

By Emilie Ng BEENLEIGH Catholics are preparing for the biggest St Patrick’s Day celebrations in 60 years. St Patrick’s Church, named after Irish patron saint, will turn 60 next year. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge will celebrate an official anniversary Mass on Tuesday, March 17, St Patrick’s feast day. The newly elected parish council will spend the next 12 months organising ... Read More »

Going where God takes him

By Emilie Ng STEPPING off a plane from Australia to the United States just over 20 years ago, Fr David Pascoe considered himself a humble man on a great adventure. At the request of the Queensland bishops, Fr Pascoe put his Australian life on hold in the early 1990s to start post-graduate theology studies in Massachusetts, on America’s North-West. “I ... Read More »

Laundry service for homeless ‘full steam ahead’

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE’S homeless are grateful for a new initiative that offers free laundry services in local parks across the city. Orange Sky Laundry is Australia’s first mobile laundry service for the homeless, founded by friends and former St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace mates Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. Team members had their first run on Thursday, October 9 ... Read More »

Carmelites worldwide honour founder

BRISBANE’S discalced Carmelite community of contemplative women remembered the 500th birthday of their order’s founder, St Teresa of Avila, last week. This October commences the 500th anniversary year since the Spanish foundress of the reformed, or discalced, Carmelites was born. Discalced Carmelite friar Fr Greg Burke, from the Varoville community, celebrated  a thanksgiving Mass on October 19. Fr Burke said ... Read More »

Centacare’s Vintage Voices Choir hits all the right notes

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BRISBANE’S thriving choir helping isolated elderly has received the 2014 Catholic Social Services Australia Award for Excellence in Service by an Organisation. More than 60 choristers make up Vintage Voices Choir, a ministry of Centacare Community Services Brisbane. Vintage Voices Choir has entertainment at various arts and cultural events in Brisbane for the past four years. The now award-winning choir ... Read More »

Students against detention

By Emilie Ng CATHOLIC students across Australia voluntarily placed themselves in detention last week as part of a nationwide campaign to end immigration detention for children. Schools throughout Australia took time out for the national Detention for Detention campaign, including more than 30 from Edmund Rice schools. Students at St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe spent the morning break with hands tied ... Read More »

Catholic teachers honoured

FOUR Catholic schoolteachers have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2014 Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Awards. St Joseph’s Nudgee College principal Daryl Hanly, Marist College, Ashgrove teacher Denis Callaghan, David Rawson from St Ursula’s College in Toowoomba and Paul Mackay from St Peter Claver College at Riverview are among 22 finalists for the awards. Mr Hanly has ... Read More »

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