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Dementia patients are travelling the globe with virtual reality goggles

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TRIALS of 3D virtual reality goggles in Australian Catholic aged-care facilities are proving a big hit with dementia patients, stimulating their minds with globe-trotting adventures. Care consultants have hailed the benefits of VR technology to improve the quality of life of dementia sufferers, even offering an alternative to medication. “We’ve found that it’s triggered their ability to reminisce, to communicate ... Read More »

Find your lifestyle at St Vincent’s Care Services

svcs

SPONSORED BY ST VINCENT’S CARE SERVICES ONE of Australia’s largest and most trusted Catholic aged care and retirement living organisations is forging ahead on its mission to care for Australia’s ageing population. St Vincent’s Care Services is answering the call for an increasing need for tailored care services and residential facilities for seniors, and has expanded its operations to care ... Read More »

Ravenshoe parish gives young families battling the drought an all-expenses-paid weekend away

drought family

THREE young families from drought-stricken northern cattle stations will have a break from the stress and worry with a visit to Ravenshoe’s Torimba Festival which starts this weekend. Ravenshoe parish is hosting the families to an all-expenses-paid weekend in the town. Parish pastoral leader for the Ravenshoe and Gulf Savannah parishes Deacon Peter de Haas said the aim was “to ... Read More »

New Filipino shrine in Canungra to take on shape of traditional hat

New shrine

MARIAN Valley’s largest connected Catholic community will receive an upgrade on their “rundown” shrine in Canungra in the shape of a hat. The Catholic Filipino community has welcomed a donated shrine in the shape of the traditional workers’ hat, salakot. The announcement came during the community’s annual pilgrimage with Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and the Pauline Monks in Canungra, and ... Read More »

Campus Pastoral Associate – ACU

Job No: 971052Campus Location: BrisbaneFunctional Unit: Campus MinistryWork Type: Continuing part time Join a national team implementing the vision for Campus Ministry Work collaboratively to implement programs and strategies to meet the unique needs of the campus Part-time 0.4, continuing position based in Brisbane Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU ... Read More »

Executive Officer – QCEC

 Executive Officer- Education Located in Brisbane CBD – Commencing late  January 2017 The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) is seeking an Executive Officer Education to work within its Education Team. The successful applicant will be responsible for working collaboratively with Catholic schooling authorities and key education agencies at state and national levels. This is a 3 year contract position offering ... Read More »

Principal Education Officer – BCE

Brisbane Catholic Education invites applications for the following position: Principal Education Officer – Learning and Teaching • Commencing 2017 • Full Time – Fixed Term for 5 years • Located at Dutton Park In this role you will provide senior leadership at an enterprise level for the development, implementation and evaluation of directions, operating frameworks, resourcing and specialist professional support for ... Read More »

Windsor students picked to be the face of the 2017 World Cup

league legends

STUDENTS from St Mary of the Cross School, Windsor, have been chosen as the “face” of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. It came about when every student at the school took part in a six-week long rugby league clinic, which focused on ball skills, tactics, fitness and teamwork. As a reward for their hard work they were offered an ... Read More »

Too many teenagers: Ignite Conference might outgrow venue as numbers continue to swell

Ignite Conference

TEENAGERS are posing a wonderful problem for organisers of an annual youth conference in Brisbane who have watched numbers “bust from the seams”.  Ignite Conference organisers Luke Plant and Kym Keady, both members of the Emmanuel Community in Brisbane, said the four-day event might “soon outgrow” its venue at Mueller College, Rothwell. “If that happens we’re going to say, ‘Thank ... Read More »

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