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Work still to do after council

People of the South Coast Deanery meet in Coolangatta-Tugun

FIFTY years since the Second Vatican Coun-cil introduced significant changes to the sac-red liturgy, South Coast Deanery recently considered how well parishes had applied the changes. Gathering at St Augustine and St Monica’s Church, Coolangatta-Tugun, more than 120 people answered a question posed by Pope Francis in a homily on April 16. He called the council “a beautiful work” but ... Read More »

Bishop welcomes two to Church

Retired priest Fr Joe Flannery, Carl Martin, Bishop Brian Finnigan and Naomi McClarty celebrating the Confirmation day of the young parishioners

BISHOP Brian Finnigan welcomed two children into the Church at Everton Park parish on November 3. Naomi McClarty and Carl Martin were received into the Church before loved ones at Immaculate Conception Church, Everton Park. Newly retired priest Fr Joe Flannery assisted Bishop Finnigan during the Confirmation Mass on Sunday. Fr Flannery retired as parish priest in mid-October. Auxiliary Bishop ... Read More »

Salvadorean martyrs

Person lighting candle

A LITURGY to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the murder of six El Salvadorean Jesuit priests and their two assistants will be held at Acacia Ridge’s Our Lady of Fatima parish hall on Saturday, November 16. The Jesuits, their cook and her daughter were murdered at the Uni-versity of Central America in El Salvador in 1989. A spokesman for Brisbane’s ... Read More »

Fr Creed reaches 100 at Southport

A parishioner congratulates Fr Creed as he grasps a blessing from Pope Francis.

RETIRED priest Fr Vincent Creed was surrounded by loved ones when he turned 100 on Tuesday, October 22. Friends, family and seven priests celebrated with Fr Creed at Mary Immaculate Church, Ashmore.South Coast dean Fr Peter Dillon, Fr Tony Guelen, Fr Greg Burke, Fr Mark Reynolds, Fr Brendan Hayes, Fr Brian Cosgrove, Fr Malcolm Giranfold, and Fr Peter Foley concelebrated ... Read More »

Church pulse strong in Brisbane

NET Ministries supervisor Jeremy Grear, Church Resources business development manager Debbie Yeo, Archbishop Mark Coleridge and NET Ministries supervisor Justin Mourits at the ACP lunch and Clare O’Donovan and Sujata Saha.

“WHEN I take the pulse of Brisbane archdiocese it’s not the pulse of someone who is dying … I’m not whistling in the dark when I say it’s a very powerful pulse.” Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane with these words captured his key impression of the archdiocese, which he has led since May 2012. The comments came during a talk ... Read More »

Irish Masses

THE Irish Australian Support Association of Queensland will hold its first Gold Coast November Remembrance Mass in Guardian Angels Church, Southport, at noon on Sunday, November 24. Brisbane’s Mass will be held today, November 3, at St James’ Church, Coorparoo, at 1pm. The association, established in 2007, helps recently arrived young Irish families settle into the Australian lifestyle and provides ... Read More »

Equestrian order’s world leader to visit Brisbane

Peter Carroll meets Pope Francis during the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre’s recent gathering in Rome as the order’s Pro-Grandmaster Cardinal Edwin O’Brien watches on.

QUEENSLAND’S leader of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre has been busy since his investiture last year. Peter Carroll attended a gathering of leaders of the order with 55 other lieutenants in Rome from September 10 to 12, followed by a pilgrimage with 4000 EOHS members. Now he’s preparing to welcome the order’s Pro-Grandmaster Cardinal Edwin O’Brien to Brisbane ... Read More »

Sister Marcella celebrating 60 years as a Carmelite

Sister Marcella celebrates 60 years as a Carmelite with Archbishop Mark Coleridge, family and friends.

CARMELITE Sister Marcella had an “over-whelming” celebration last weekend to mark her diamond jubilee of her profession in 1953. Family and friends, including her “very best friend” from high school who she last saw 10 years ago, were there to celebrate with Sr Marcella. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated Mass in honour of Sr Marcella’s life in the Carmelites. “I ... Read More »

Kids’ club building faith for 10 years

Adults and children from the Catholic Kids Net at Sunnybank parish celebrating a decade of faith.

ONE decade has passed since Sunny-bank parish began its children’s club Catholic Kids Net or CKNET. CKNET is based on a United States non-profit, educational club focusing on character formation of younger children combining parental involvement, entertaining mass media products and the kids’ clubs. Past and present members of CNKET joined Sunnybark parishioners in a Mass on October 20 to ... Read More »

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