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Mater hospital work to start

EARTHWORKS for Mater’s new 80-bed, $85 million private hospital at Springfield are expected to start at the end of September. This follows Ipswich City Council’s August approval of the master plan for the almost nine-hectare site. Mater Private Hospital will be the first building to go up as part of this master plan. The hospital will be part of stage ... Read More »

Oratory website launched

THE Brisbane Oratory has launched a new website which will provide regular updates regarding the establishment of the congregation in the archdiocese. The website features the latest news from the Brisbane Oratory and background information, including Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s official media release about establishing the Congregation in Brisbane. The website will be regularly updated as the Formation project develops. The ... Read More »

MacKillop Foundation dinner to benefit children

CHILDREN traumatised by Queensland’s 2011 floods are among those set to benefit from the Mary MacKillop Foundation’s annual fundraising dinner at Brisbane’s Novotel on October 18. The foundation, founded in 1995, has continued the good works of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop who famously said: “Never see a need without doing something about it.” “An exclusive evening with exquisite ... Read More »

Bringing faith to the ‘digital continent’

WHAT is the nature of the Church’s mission to the so-called “digital continent”? Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, as a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, is in Rome to join in discussions on this topic. “The focus this time is on the Church and the digital revolution,” he said. “The assembly will seek to understand better what is ... Read More »

Ordination date set

DEACON Neville Yun’s ordination to the priesthood for the Brisbane archdiocese has been confirmed for 7pm on Friday, November 29 at St Stephen’s Cathedral. He said it would be an exciting time. “People realise that it’s a big commitment for one person to serve the Church for their entire life,” he said. Deacon Yun said the Catholic community had been ... Read More »

New evangelisation seminar

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge will visit the North Country deanery to give his next seminar on the new evangelisation, Open Wide the Doors to Christ. He will give the seminar at St Patrick’s Church in Gympie from 10am – 11.30am on Saturday, September 28. The seminars are an opportunity to join the Archbishop in the mission of the Church “by opening ... Read More »

Deacon Nev’s ordination looming

Deacon Nev ordination

  DEACON Neville Yun’s 0rdination as a priest for the Brisbane archdiocese has been confirmed for 7pm  on Friday, November 29 at St Stephen’s Cathedral. Deacon Yun will be ordained along with a member of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. He said it would be an exciting time for the Church in Brisbane. “People realise ... Read More »

Tim Fischer tells tales of Vatican life

Tim Fischer 2013-09-08

TIM Fischer has given a measured response to the thorny question of the comparative diplomatic skills of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott. Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Ambassador to the Holy See was in Brisbane last week to launch his latest book Holy See, Unholy Me. Prompting the question was Mr Fischer’s obvious respect in ... Read More »

Golden celebration for Aspley community

THE Aspley school and parish community celebrated the golden anniversary of St Dympna’s school on August 11. The fiftieth anniversary celebrations began joyfully with a Jubilee Mass concelebrated by Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge,  parish priest Fr Gabriel Kalu and former parish priest Fr Peter Luton. The Sisters of St Joseph at the invitation of the then parish priest Fr Tom ... Read More »

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