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Thousands say farewell to Rockhampton priest Fr Chris Schick

Farewell Father

ROCKHAMPTON priest Fr Chris Schick died, surrounded by his family at Yeppoon, on July 30 after a short battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. More than 1000 mourners gathered at his funeral at St Joseph’s Cathedral at Rockhampton on August 3 to pray and thank Fr Schick for his gifts to his communities. The crowd was so large ... Read More »

Casino students’ rocket up their with the nation’s best

Casino rocket

A ROCKET built by a group of students at St Mary’s Catholic College, Casino, has lifted the school to national success. The college is the national champion after winning the Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge at the finals held near Jimboomba, in south-east Queensland, on July 22. Principal Aaron Beach said St Mary’s beat 16 other finalists including previous winners Anglican ... Read More »

Agencies in Toowoomba help warm refugees this winter

coat rack campaign

CATHOLIC agencies and ministries in Toowoomba have joined a campaign to help migrants and refugees in the area keep warm during winter. Catholic Care Social Services, Toowoomba Refugee and Migrant Support and Mercy Community Services partnered with Multicultural Development Australia (MDA Ltd) Toowoomba for the “Toowoomba Coat Rack” campaign. Winter can be a tough season for many people who are ... Read More »

BCE staff have a day sharpening up on new technology

Digital Skills Program

REPRESENTATIVES from 40 schools attended Brisbane Catholic Education’s inaugural digital training program at the Brisbane Exhibition and Conference Centre recently. Earlier in the year, BCE released a major upgrade to its school portals with the integration of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite. As a result, schools highlighted the need for additional professional learning around the use of these products, as well as the ... Read More »

Sr Carmel Arnold’s 21 years of service in Bowen comes to an end

Sr Carmel Arnold Returns to Townsville

AFTER more than 21 years of service to the Bowen community, Sister Carmel Arnold has been called back to Townsville. The last of the town’s Sisters of Mercy, Sr Arnold’s departure will bring to an end the 145-year presence of Sisters in the Bowen community. A Mass of Thanksgiving and farewell was celebrated by Bishop Tim Harris two weeks ago ... Read More »

Leading Brisbane catholic education teachers honoured with awards

Awardees

BRISBANE Catholic Education has recognised its most remarkable teachers at an Excellence in Teaching Awards gala evening. More than 24 finalists were picked from hundreds of nominations for seven prestigious awards that recognise excellence in learning and teaching throughout BCE. Family, friends and guests gathered at Victoria Park Golf Club to witness Archbishop Mark Coleridge, BCE executive director Pam Betts ... Read More »

Fr Bernie Kenny leaves a mark of kindness and generosity in Lismore diocese

Fr Bernard Kenny

FATHER Bernard (Bernie) Kenny, who died on June 10 aged 86, was known as a notable preacher and for his ministry to the sick and aged. Fr Kenny had been living in Port Macquarie, and his funeral Mass was held at the city’s St Agnes’ Church on June 23. Lismore Bishop Gregory Homeming, priests of the diocese and visiting clergy ... Read More »

St Augustine’s favourite lollipop lady retires

Lollipop lady retiring

FOR 20 years Faye Moulder battled all weather conditions to ensure the safety of students and parents as they crossed busy Galleon Way going to and from St Augustine’s School, Currumbin Waters. But the dedicated crossing guard has decided it was time to hang up her stop sign and take up retirement. To celebrate her milestone, Ms Moulder was given ... Read More »

Rugby league ‘choir’ helps launch new Marymount College hymn

new college hymn

A ROUSING rendition of Marymount College’s new hymn Deus, Meus et Omnia (God is my all) raised the roof at its annual Mary Help of Christians feast day Mass. The college’s open rugby league team led the way when they joined the choir to lead the school in singing what will become a new tradition. Rugby coach and mentor Jason ... Read More »

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