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Fr Jim celebrates milestone

CATHOLIC Psychiatric Pastoral Care chaplain Fr Jim Smith is one of five priests from the Banyo Seminary class of 1973 who this year celebrate 40 years since their ordination for the Brisbane archdiocese.Fr Jim celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination with a Mass with CPPC at St Patrick’s Church, Fortitude Valley on August 9 – the date of his ... Read More »

Cultural insights for psychology students

Educational visit

A GROUP of psychology students experienced an insightful, moving and exciting day of indigenous tradition and culture during a visit to Brisbane Catholic Education’s Ngutana-Lui Cultural Studies Centre.The students are part of the Masters of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) Program at the Carolyn Chisholm Centre, a unique partnership between BCE and Queensland University of Technology.They spent the day learning about ... Read More »

For the honour and glory of God

Leading the way

THE Catholic Women’s League in the southern part of Brisbane archdiocese is making its mark. This was evident when Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise, Southport and Runaway Bay  members gathered at the Clear Island Waters Catholic church for the combined Gold Coast annual general meeting. “A Mass was celebrated by the Surfers Paradise chaplain Fr Tim Harris and the four presidents ... Read More »

College gifts set to help refugees

Students from St Leo's College

A YOUNG girl from Tehran was one of a number of refugee children to benefit from a giving spirit at University of Queensland’s, St Leo’s College recently. St Leo’s students contributed scores of presents for her and other refugee children with an uncertain future in Australia. The present provided a bright spot in the little girl’s life after she’d spent ... Read More »

Parishioners visit Scherger refugees

Parishioners visit Scherger refugees

CATHOLIC detainees at Scherger Immigration Detention Centre have good reason to be thankful for the commitment of St Joseph’s Weipa parishioners. The parishioners are now in their third year of weekly visits to the centre. In the early days, they held a Liturgy of the Word with Communion service in a canvas tent at the centre. Cairns diocese priest Fr ... Read More »

Students cover 1400km for Caritas

Students cover 1400km for Caritas

Twenty-two runners covering more than 1400 kilometres over 15 days, talking to some 10,000 students and raising more than $12,500 for Caritas.These are the figures which have left proud smiles on the faces of a group of young people who took part in the recent Run to Better Days relay event down the Queensland coast.The runners, 11 of them medical ... Read More »

Students support migrants

Students support migrants

VOLUNTARY lunchtime detention has been embraced by a group of Year 10 Brisbane students to highlight the plight of children in Australia’s immigration detention centres. The students from Kedron’s Mount Alvernia College held the event Detention for Detention on three school days during National Migrant and Refugee Week from August 19 to 25.College mission and outreach deputy principal Alison Stone ... Read More »

Putting a face to refugee debate

FR Jason Middleton

FR Jason Middleton has swapped the beaches for the country life as he begins as the new parish priest for Gayndah parish. The 31-year-old priest was officially   installed asparish priest by Archbishop Mark Coleridge on August 4 at 9am in St Joseph’s Church, Gayndah. More than 100 people attended the Mass, which according to Fr Middleton, makes for “a ... Read More »

Putting a face to refugee debate

Putting a face to refugee debate

BRISBANE Knights of the Southern Cross member Stuart Beavis believes Australia’s debate on refugees is on the wrong track with deliberate political misinformation largely to blame.As chairman of KSC Branch No, 1 covering the inner western suburbs, he’s decided to do something about it.He’s organised Congolese-born refugee Cleophas Biringanine to tell his story at the KSC’s annual public meeting at ... Read More »

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