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See the world a little differently this Christmas season

This Christmas, it’s not just the thought that counts – it’s the deed. By choosing Global Gifts this year, you can help Caritas Australia to spread the message that together, as one global family, we are making the world a better place. Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, is part of Caritas Internationalis, one of the ... Read More »

Prayers under the fig tree bear fruit

By Peter Bugden  THREE women met regularly under a fig tree on a hill on Brisbane’s northern outskirts and prayed that one day a church would be built on the site. Within a couple of years their prayers were answered, and Our Lady of the Way Church was built in the shadows of that fig tree at Petrie. Today, November ... Read More »

It’s more than a day respite centre ‘It’s a place of love’

IF you were to meet brother and sister Muriel New and Harold Churchward, you would never guess that they were 94 and 98 years of age. They have both been attending Centacare’s day respite centre at Enoggera for the last three years. They don’t just attend the centre, they help out in the day to day running of it. Harold ... Read More »

Aspiring to life in the spotlight

CENTRESTAGE in the theatre is where aspiring actress Emma Gordon-Smith feels most at home. The 23-year-old Beaudesert resident slipped out ballet slippers over four years ago to pursue her life’s passion – acting and singing. This year Emma was cast in a local theatre production Song Cirle, organised Centacare and the Blue Roo Theatre Company. The young aspiring actor was ... Read More »

Matthew delivers ‘first class service’

CENTACARE’S My Future: My Life client Matthew Horan, may have autism but this has not stopped him going into business. Matthew made an application to Centacare’s My Future: My Life initiative that saw him secure financial assistance to develop a business plan to establish a courier business in his local area. He was successful in his application and it has ... Read More »

Centacare investing in childrens’ future

CHILD care centres may have begun as a pragmatic solution to labour market needs, but for Centacare they are more than a child minding service. Centacare is at the forefront of investing in our child care needs, enabling Centacare to offer child care solutions for modern families in today’s society. Centacare’s 118 child care centres throughout the Archdiocese of Brisbane, ... Read More »

The perfect gift for Christmas

EVER wondered what to buy that person who has everything? Or that client present that says community care and Merry Christmas at the same time? A Father Mac’s Heavenly Puddings is the gift that fits many occasions. Manager Beverly Crethar said that the puddings are a great idea for family and business Christmas gifts, stocking fillers as well as to ... Read More »

Missionaries reveal Spirit is still at work

WHEN Indonesian-born Divine Word Missionaries Father Boni Buahendri was assigned to Australia as a missionary priest, he dreamed of working with indigenous people in a remote location. Instead, he found himself first in parish ministry and now working in formation of young missionaries, and says he could not be happier. “I love working with these young people,” he says, ahead ... Read More »

Something wholesome and healthy for children

By Teresa Martin CHERISH Life Queensland encourages young people to treat their fertility with respect so that their chance of having future fertility problems are kept to a naturally occurring minimum. Our sexuality is a precious gift and needs to be treated as such.  It should not be “used and abused” prior to marriage, but rather given as a sacred ... Read More »

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