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Father of Townsville diocese administrator wished for a Mass on his 100th birthday

Colin Lowcock

COLIN Lowcock’s wish for his 100th birthday was to celebrate Mass with his family and friends – and that’s just what he did. His son Fr Mick Lowcock, who is Townsville diocese’s administrator, celebrated Mass, and Colin’s other three children – Janice Weaver, Colleen Lowcock and Mercy Sister Mary Lowcock – were there, along with Janice’s four children and grandchild. ... Read More »

Aboriginal elder who became Australia’s first permanent deacon turns 80

LAST month the people of Wadeye, Northern Territory, celebrated the 80th birthday of Deacon Boniface Perdjert. Deacon Boniface is senior elder of the Kardu Diminin clan and Murrinhpatha language speaker, and the traditional owner of the land on which the town of Wadeye (Port Keats) is built. He is also Australia’s first permanent deacon and well known to Missionaries of ... Read More »

Teacher brings ‘seeds of hope’ to Ghana

HOME comforts will be a continent away for Catholic teacher Danielle Bagraith and a group of family and friends who are about to embark on a volunteer trip to West Africa. It won’t be a relaxing holiday for the group of seven, who will be devoting their time and physical abilities to help expand a growing Ghanian orphanage. The group will leave ... Read More »

Deputy Principal – Middle School

Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan, Townsville If you are an experienced and committed Catholic educator, an exciting opportunity exists for the role of Deputy Principal (Middle School) at Ryan Catholic College, Townsville. You will be a member and work closely with a nine (9) person leadership team. The role is specifically focussed on leadership and management of all aspects of the ... Read More »

Assistant Principal positions – Diocese of Lismore

The Diocese of Lismore seeks applications from outstanding professionals who are practicing Catholics and enthusiastic witnesses to Jesus Christ. The successful applicants must possess an informed, critical and contemporary understanding of Catholic school education in the 21st Century. Education in the Diocese of Lismore is built upon the Central Beliefs in Jesus Christ and the Foundational Values of Evangelisation, Witness, ... Read More »

Q&A with Fr Nicholas Maurice

  Fr Nicolas Maurice was raised in Brisbane, studied engineering at the University of Queensland, joined the seminary for Lismore diocese and studied at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He was ordained for the Diocese of Lismore on July 3, 2008. He is a lecturer at Vianney College, Wagga Wagga, and an assistant priest at St Carthageís Cathedral, ... Read More »

Brisbane ranked 13th highest region with homelessness

  BRISBANE ranks 13th highest in the country for regions affected by homelessness, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland state president John Forrest announced as he launched Vinnies’ Winter Appeal for 2016.  There are 9700 homeless people in Brisbane on any given night, an alarming 1.97 per cent of the population, and Queensland takes out five of the nation’s top ... Read More »

WYD 2016: Four things you need to know about Poland

Poland

FIFTY World Youth Day pilgrims across Brisbane gathered at Our Lady of Victories, Bowen Hills, for one of our final formation sessions last week.  The pilgrims participated in Polish Mass, followed by a Q&A session.  The Q&A panel included Bowen Hills parish priest Society of Christ Father Andrzej Kolaczkowski, Brisbane Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland Brian Kilmartin, and Bowen ... Read More »

Catholic schools stand in solidarity together

solidarity

ST Brendan’s Catholic Primary School, Moorooka, learnt the true meaning of solidarity when St Mary MacKillop School, Birkdale, presented it with a cheque for $1500 for its sports program. Year 6 students at St Mary MacKillop had finished an integrated unit of work which had touched on the Catholic social teaching principle of solidarity and wanted to put what they ... Read More »

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