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Ipswich Catholic community celebrating a colourful world of diversity united in one faith

THE Ipswich Catholic community was transformed into a vibrant melting pot of cultural diversity on Pentecost Sunday as hundreds of parishioners gave thanks to God. Catholics with cultural heritages from all over the world demonstrated a strong reflection of the Church’s inclusiveness. The community participated in a traditional Samoan penitential rite, as school children were taught the Samoan custom of ... Read More »

James Anderson is uncovering the mystery of the historic book in his late father’s hanky drawer

MONTHS after his father John Keith Anderson died, Geebung parishioner James Anderson was sorting through his dad’s old handkerchief drawer when he found three mysterious items – an old car VIN plate, a roll of 35mm film and a Plenary Council 1937 Catholic Catechism booklet. It was the latter that stumped Mr Anderson. The booklet contained prayers, a question-and-answer catechism ... Read More »

Blossoming Alpha program leading people back to Jesus and His Church at Springfield Parish

FOUR Springfield parishioners have come back to the Church and the sacraments after attending the popular worldwide evangelisation program, Alpha. Judy Fakaosi Siaki, Brett Larsson, Jessica Thompson and Victoria Laban completed the Alpha program through the Springfield Parish, with the help of the parish’s evangelisation director Vanessa Comninos.  “Alpha is how we, at Springfield Parish, change lives,” Mrs Comninos said. ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholic lifesaving stalwart John McClelland honoured in Queen’s Birthday list

REGENTS Park parishioner and former lifesaver John McClelland was among several Catholics who were recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mr McClelland joined fellow Catholics honoured including Chinese-Australian former ballet dancer Li Cunxin, former Australian rugby union captain Stephen Moore, education leader Dr Bill Sultmann and Fr Robert Sheridan, from New South Wales. Mr McClelland said he was ... Read More »

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