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Evangelist Lorraine McCarthy singing to Alpha’s tune

Lorraine McCarthy

“LET’S start at the very beginning, a very good place to start,” sang Julie Andrews as Maria in the ever-popular Sound of Music. Australia has our very own “Maria” although Lorraine McCarthy’s “beginning” is well beyond the melodic, “Do, re, mi”. The Melbournian has sung “Alpha’s” tune for almost 20 years, leading groups and individuals to know Jesus Christ across ... Read More »

Love and mercy lighting the way for Fr Grace

“DELIGHTED” was the way Fr Michael Grace described his attitude as he continues pastoral leadership on Brisbane’s northside following the amalgamation of Wilston and Gordon Park parishes into the newly named Good Samaritan Parish. After five years as an associate pastor in other parts of the diocese, in 2014, Fr Grace was appointed administrator of the then separate parishes of ... Read More »

First steps for seniors at St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon

Yeppoon school formal

ST Ursula’s College, Yeppoon, celebrated its opening Mass in February at Sacred Heart Church, Lammermoor. At the Mass, attended by students, staff and parents, Year 7 Student Talika Warcon read the Welcome to Country prior to the procession of college captains and celebrant Fr Noel Milner. Perfect my Steps, the English translation of the college motto, Perfice gressus meos, which ... Read More »

Retired priest Fr Dan Moore laid to rest in Ireland

Fr John Daly

RETIRED Rockhampton priest Fr Dan Moore died in Ireland on February 14, aged 79. “Fr Moore was surrounded by his family and friends, and at the time of his death, was held constantly in the prayers of the people of Central Queensland who had become aware of his failing health,” a spokesman said. He was ordained in St Hallows College, ... Read More »

‘Please pray for me’: New bishop belongs to Lismore

Bishop Gregory Homeming

Bishop Gregory Homeming addressed the congregation at the end of the Mass for his episcopal ordination and installation as the Bishop of Lismore in St Carthageís Cathedral on February 22. This is some of what he said. IN thanking people, I will name very few, because if I name some I will offend others. I have two that I want ... Read More »

Gold Coast Suns discover Little Legends at Mother Teresa school Ormeau

Gold Coast Suns with Year 7 Ormeau students

YEAR 2 students at Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, put some hard-hitting questions to players from the Gold Coast Suns at the launch of the AFL club’s Little Legends program. Suns players Tom Lynch, Peter Wright, Jarrod Witts and Brandon Matera, and coach Rodney Eade shared a few of their secrets with the budding reporters during the Q&A session. ... Read More »

Associate Case Officer – Professional Standards Office

  The Professional Standards Office (Queensland) assists Church Authorities across Queensland in preventing and managing incidents of abuse and misconduct by Church Personnel. The Associate Case Officer provides the Director and Case Officers with case management and administration support to enable the efficient management and resolution of cases. The key responsibilities include: • Providing general support to the Director and Case Officer to ... Read More »

Campus Minister – St Patrick’s College Mackay

Fixed Term Time – 20 hours per week The Campus Minister will be employed to work with both students and staff in a spiritual / pastoral ministry. Times are negotiable, however, the 20 hours will include working with students during school hours on most occasions and may occasionally include attendance at overnight retreats, youth group, weekend liturgies and camps. A Working with Children Check ... Read More »

Leadership Positions – Catholic Education, Diocese of Cairns

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Catholic School leaders for the Leadership Position of Principal at the following schools within the Cairns Diocese: St Francis Xavier’s School, Manunda  Fixed Term Position (5 Year Contract) Commencing: 10 July 2017 Enrolment Numbers: 530 (Years P-6) St John’s School, Silkwood  Fixed Term Position (5 Year Contract) Commencing: 10 July 2017 Enrolment ... Read More »

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