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Fr McHugh lived a life of joy despite trauma

Faithful servant: Mourners gather in St Stephen’s Cathedral for the funeral of Fr Patrick McHugh

FATHER Patrick McHugh lived a life of joy amidst hardships, suffering and trauma, until his last breath on December 30, 2013. His funeral Mass was held at St Stephen’s Cathedral on January 3. Fr McHugh was ordained to the priesthood at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29, 1959, and Archbishop Mark Coleridge received his body into the cathedral once more, ... Read More »

Young people start a year-long pilgrimage

Quiet reflection: Pilgrims preparing for Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral, the first stop in the Brisbane Parish Pilgrimage.

FOUR young people have organised a year-long pilgrimage to pray the Mass and meet with local parishioners from parishes across Brisbane archdiocese. Recent high school graduate Graham Leach, and university students Sarah Norris, Edsel Parke and Lobezno Meneses are part of the team behind this project, the Brisbane Parish Pilgrimage. The Brisbane Parish Pilgrimage will be an opportunity to journey ... Read More »

Former student giving back to ‘second home’

Future: Thomson Adsett’s architects’ impression of Loreto College Coorparoo from 2015, based on the college master plan

THE kindness of a former student of Loreto College, Coorparoo, has left the Catholic high school “a generous multi-year gift” to support the school’s development plans. Ann Staley (nee Toakley) began her education at Loreto at age 7, becoming Head of School in 1946. She was known to call Loreto College “a second home”. A charity in her name, the ... Read More »

Miami marks golden days

Jubilant faces: Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge gathers with many Filipino Catholics who attend Mass at Miami and Burleigh Heads

FIFTY years ago on December 22, 1963, Brisbane Archbishop James Duhig blessed a new war memorial Church built on a former Aboriginal midden at Miami on the Gold Coast. Fifty years later to the day, walking in his predecessor’s footsteps, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge led the parish in a Golden Jubilee Mass. Members of the Burleigh Heads parish, which has ... Read More »

God’s Donkey lived for others

Sr Mary Theodor with disabled child at Mithra

AUSTRALIAN missionary Sister Mary Theodore’s story of being “God’s Donkey” will be released in a book by the University of South Australia’s Dr Peter Gale in February. The Brisbane-born, Australian-Lebanese died in her beloved city of Chennai, India, on December 7, 2012. Sr Mary Theodore joined the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in 1948, the year of her 21st birthday. When ... Read More »

Seminarians meet the Pope

Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary students and faculty in Rome after attending Mass and meeting Pope Francis in December.

HOLY Spirit Provincial Seminary students and deacons prayed and met with Pope Francis on a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome. Twelve seminary students, two deacons, seminary rector Monsignor Tony Randazzo, Brisbane archdiocese’s vocations director Fr Morgan Batt and seminary spiritual director Carmelite Father Paul Chandler attended Mass at Casa Santa Maria with Pope Francis on December 23. ... Read More »

Fr McHugh lived a life of joy despite trauma

FATHER Patrick McHugh lived a life of joy amidst hardships, suffering and trauma, until his last breath on December 30, 2013.His funeral Mass was held at St Stephen’s Cathedral on January 3.Fr McHugh was ordained to the priesthood at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29, 1959, and Archbishop Mark Coleridge received his body into the cathedral once more, this time ... Read More »

Dominican thanks Jesus for the gift of priesthood

Fr Joseph Wilson OP

By Emilie Ng DOMINICAN priest Father Joseph Wilson thanked God for giving him 60 years of priestly life on December 15. Ahead of the celebrations, Fr Wilson spoke with The Catholic Leader on the meaning of thanksgiving and life as a Dominican. For around 66 years, Fr Wilson has set his heart on following the footsteps and shadows of St ... Read More »

Catholic Leader launches into a brand new chapter

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BRISBANE’S archdiocese’s Catholic news source, The Catholic Leader, officially relaunched its new traditional and digital platforms last weekend. Parishioners, loyal readers, subscribers and employees of the archdiocese welcomed the highly-anticipated launch. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge cut a ceremonial bundle of the first printed edition with the new masthead and design at a celebration preview launch at his residence, Wynberg, last ... Read More »

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