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EOFY: Ministry to mentally ill “a beacon of hope”

St Patrick's Church

BEHIND St Patrick’s Church in Fortitude Valley there is a centre that does good, indeed holy work.  It’s called the Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care centre and it’s one of Centacare’s pastoral ministries. The centre is a place where people who suffer from a psychiatric illness can learn new skills, grow in their faith and form true friendships.  It’s a beacon of ... Read More »

Youth Feature: National conference to draw more young to Jesus

Ignite Conference

SPONSORED BY IGNITE YOUTH for IGNITE CONFERENCE   IGNITE Conference is a national Catholic youth conference held in Brisbane.  It’s about encountering Jesus Christ and the Church, experiencing dynamic faith, being equipped for living the Christian life, and being empowered to impact the Church and the world. Every year Ignite Conference draws more than 1300 adults, students, kids, ministry leaders, ... Read More »

Youth Leader: Encouragement and community shine through at ACU

Ashleigh Turnbull

SPONSORED BY AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY   ASHLEIGH Turnbull is passionate about sport and exercise, so when it came to choosing where to study these two areas, the combination of an outstanding reputation for exercise science, small class sizes, and attentive lecturers contributed to her decision to enrol at Australian Catholic University.  ACU has some of the world’s leading exercise scientists ... Read More »

Youth Feature: Annual Powerhouse of Leaders learn true meaning of mercy

Powerhouse of Leaders

SPONSORED BY BRISBANE CATHOLIC EDUCATION    LAUGHTER, joy and a few tears filled the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm when more than 400 student leaders came together for an inspirational day of spiritual formation and leadership. The student leaders from Brisbane Catholic Education and religious institute schools across Brisbane archdiocese gathered at the annual Powerhouse of Leaders to hear an ... Read More »

Youth Leader: Counting down to 2016 youth expo

youth-expo

SPONSORED BY ST STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY (YAM) THE St Stephen’s Cathedral’s Youth and Vocations Expo 2016 welcomes youth and young adults to engage with more than 30 Catholic youth ministries, religious congregations and multicultural communities, to share live music, cultural sweets, souvenirs, food, drinks and a free Aussie barbecue. The expo, on Sunday, August 7, sparks youth evangelisation ... Read More »

Youth Leader: Run the good race with all your heart

vocations

SPONSORED BY VOCATION BRISBANE RUNNING Man – it seems another craze takes hold in the world.  I actually think this one is very funny. But consider the running man – my boo vocation.  Where are we running to – on the spot or toward something?   I pray that we continually run toward God with all our heart in answer ... 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 »

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 »

Volunteer inspires patients at St Vincent’s Private Hospital

Venus Ganis

ST Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane volunteer artist Venus Ganis is connecting with and inspiring young people who take part in the Hospital’s LEAP into Life pain management program.  The program runs for two weeks every school holidays and helps young people from 14 years, who live with chronic pain, to better understand and manage their pain.  It is the only adolescent ... Read More »

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