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Purcell family looks inward for life’s meaning and purpose

Gerry and Claire Purcell and their daughters

IT may be difficult for expectant fathers, who are doctors, to choose whether “to be the dad or be the doctor” when baby is on the way. Posing the question to expectant parents Gerry and Claire Purcell, who may welcome their third child between the writing of this story and its reading, it was the younger of them who answered ... Read More »

Leadership Positions – Catholic Education, Diocese of Cairns

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Catholic School lead-ers 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 Numbers: 64 ... Read More »

Bishop-elect Tim Harris farewelled from his Gold Coast parish

Townsville Bishop-elect Tim Harris

“LIFE can change in an instant,” Bishop-elect Tim Harris said at his final Mass in Surfers Paradise parish on February 26. He will be ordained the sixth Bishop of Townsville on May 3. “I’ve been living and reflecting (on) this very thing the last few weeks, following the nuncio’s phone call (announcing the appointment to Townsville),” Bishop-elect Harris said to ... Read More »

Toowoomba IT experts help PNG students with technology

THE partnership between Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, and Toowoomba Catholic Schools has focused on opening up the world to the staff and students through Information and Communications Technology. Four years ago two ICT technicians Nathan Hetherington and Yang Poh, from the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office, visited Kavieng and rebuilt the school’s server, deployed donated ... Read More »

Catholic Church authorities have paid $276.1 million in victim compensation

Justice Peter McClellan

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard Catholic Church authorities have paid $276.1 million in victim compensation, treatment and other costs in the past 35 years. Counsel assisting the commission Gail Furness, told a commission hearing on February 16 that Church authorities had made the payments to thousands of child sexual abuse victims who came forward ... Read More »

Family and Youth Ministry Coordinator – Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

The vision within the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is for a family-centred and parish-based outreach to families and young people in the community. The Family and Youth Ministry Coordinator acts as a key point of connection between the parish, young people and young families. Based in the Catholic Parish of Forster-Tuncurry, this is position works closely with the Parish Priest ... Read More »

Sales and Marketing Consultant – The Catholic Leader

The Catholic Leader is seeking a motivated sales person to fill a full-time position. We are looking for an advertising professional who:  • Has the ability to communicate and influence all levels and categories of business • Effective administration and organisational skills • Provide outstanding customer service • Proven ability to overcome sales objections • Excellent account management skills • ... Read More »

Manager, Safeguarding Office – Diocese of Lismore

  The Catholic Diocese of Lismore is located on the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Home to more than 105,000 Catholics, the Diocese nurtures the spiritual lives of thousands of Catholics through its agencies, ministries and parishes, and supports thousands more in the local community through health and aged care, education, welfare and community services. Reporting to the ... Read More »

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