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Kids’ club building faith for 10 years

Adults and children from the Catholic Kids Net at Sunnybank parish celebrating a decade of faith.

ONE decade has passed since Sunny-bank parish began its children’s club Catholic Kids Net or CKNET. CKNET is based on a United States non-profit, educational club focusing on character formation of younger children combining parental involvement, entertaining mass media products and the kids’ clubs. Past and present members of CNKET joined Sunnybark parishioners in a Mass on October 20 to ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics walk to honour God

Pilgrims make their way into Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo at the end of the annual Christus Rex pilgrimage

WEARY, blistered Brisbane Catholics trekked from Ballarat to Bendigo in Victoria last weekend in extreme heat on the annual Christus Rex pilgrimage. The three day, 90km journey challenged the bodies, minds, hearts and spirits of the 200 Australian and international pilgrims who walked in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s passion. A spokeswoman  said for many it was a physical way to ... Read More »

Tobruk memorial school turns 60

Fr Tony Girvan with students from St Joseph’s Tobruk Memorial School, Beenleigh

A SCHOOL named in honour of Australian servicemen who fought in Tobruk during the Sec-ond World War has celebrated its 60th anniversary. St Joseph’s Tobruk Memorial School, Beenleigh, looked to the past on October 25 to thank the people who’d made the school a reality. Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane concelebrated the Mass with parish priest Fr Anthony Girvan, assistant ... Read More »

Indigenous milestone

  Full of faith: Indigenous students “making history” at their Year 12 Graduation Ceremony at St Stephen’s Cathedral. INDIGENOUS Year 12 students attending Brisbane Catholic high schools “made history” at their official graduation ceremony at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Thursday, October 17. More than 170 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students celebrated their high school graduation surrounded by family, friends, ... Read More »

Our Lady brought Roy to Church

Our Lady brought Roy to Church

Cap: Roy Schoeman: “All I wanted to do was know who this God was, and know what religion to follow, and know how to worship him properly.”    FORMER conservative Jew Roy Schoeman didn’t anticipate being a follower of Christ, let alone a Catholic. The author of Salvation is from the Jews and Honey from the Rock gave a public ... Read More »

Faith adventure leads to Samoa

Catherine Lutvey 2013-10-20

FOR the past nine months, Catherine Lutvey has had to go without hot showers, learnt to sleep without a mattress and survived a 182km walk around a remote Pacific island. Since January, Catherine, a primary school teacher from Brisbane, has been volunteering for the Salesians on the island of Savai’i, Samoa. A visit to the Melbourne archdiocesan website led Catherine ... Read More »

‘Green sex’ in line with Catholic teaching

Faith on Tap 2013-10-20

YOUNG Brisbane Catholics were told to speak up against the  pill, condoms and other artificial contraceptives at last Monday’s Faith on Tap. More than 80 young people heard an expert panel on a new movement encouraging “green sex”, or, natural and Church-approved alternatives to artificial birth controls. The guest panel included pharmacist Megan Sneddon, and FertilityCare practitioners Keiran Hobbs and ... Read More »

Faith formation vital in early years

Archbishop Julian Porteous 2013-10-20

TEACHERS at Catholic schools should not only teach the faith, but should be visible witnesses to it, a leading educator told the 15th annual Call to Holiness Conference in Brisbane last weekend. Catholic Education Office Sydney religious education and evangelisation director Anthony Cleary made the comments during his speech at the conference focusing on the Second Vatican Council. About 100 ... Read More »

New era for BCE in RE curriculum

BCE RE curriculum 2013-10-20

CATHOLIC students will be encouraged to “enter into a profound personal encounter with Christ” through the new religious education curriculum, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Archbishop Coleridge gave his blessing to the new curriculum at the launch on Friday, October 11 at Brisbane’s Mercure Hotel. The revised curriculum for Pre-school to Year 12 has been called “the most comprehensive update” since ... Read More »

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