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Mater Dei teachers set for quadruple ‘double trouble’

Four sets of twins from Mater Dei primary

HUNDREDS of students across the Toowoomba diocese waved goodbye to their mums and dads to head off to school for the first time early this year. One of Toowoomba’s Catholic schools – Mater Dei Primary School – witnessed this in a special way. It welcomed four sets of twins among its 75 Prep students. Mater Dei principal Chris Bartlett said ... Read More »

Iona crowned national volleyball champions

Iona volleyball team

BRISBANE’S Iona College will be out to defend its national title in 2018, after its under-17 volleyball team claimed victory at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup in Melbourne in December. Wynnum’s Jefferson Morrow, an Australian Youth representative, led the Iona team and was named under-17 most valuable player at the tournament, the largest in the southern hemisphere with more than ... Read More »

What Brisbane Catholics are reading this summer

Whether holidays are the one time of the year you can do some serious reading or you are looking for a good thriller to take to the beach, several Brisbane Catholics have a recommendation to fit the bill, from travel to memoir, and crime fiction, books about saints to papal documents. Pam Betts, Brisbane Catholic Education, executive director Dear Pope Francis: ... Read More »

Homeless Jesus statue finally finds a resting place

Homeless Jesus

AFTER nearly two years of ideas, discussions and negotiations, the Homeless Jesus statue that was commissioned for the Year of Mercy in 2016 has finally found a home in the grounds of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville. Townsville Bishop Tim Harris was pleased that the statue was placed in the forecourt of the cathedral. “I believe that this is a ... Read More »

Scenic Rim’s first Catholic secondary school officially open

McAuley College opening

FOUNDATION staff and students welcomed special guests to McAuley College for the blessing and official opening of the Scenic Rim’s first Catholic secondary school. Situated within Oakland Estate in Beaudesert, the college welcomed its first cohort of Year 7 students at the beginning of the school year. Stage 1 of construction included Year 7 and 8 classrooms, a sports oval, ... Read More »

Immersion experience takes students to heart of Australia

The Cathedral College, Rockhampton in Central Australia

CATHOLIC Mission and The Cathedral College, Rockhampton, have teamed up to create an immersion experience for students that took them to the heart of Australia. TCC youth ministry co-ordinator Maddie Derepas said nine students and two teachers experienced life in the remote communities of Central Australia. “Being our first immersion trip we wanted our students to have a sense of ... Read More »

Indigenous students graduate with Mass in Toowoomba’s Cathedral

Indigenous students graduate in Tooowoomba

THE annual Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduation Mass was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Toowoomba, last month to recognise 45 indigenous students from across the diocese who completed Year 12. Fr Peter Dorfield celebrated the Mass, with local councillors, elders, schools and community in the congregation. “Students were the proud recipients of a commemorative medal and sash ... Read More »

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