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New body to lead in evangelisation

EVANGELISATION Brisbane will be the new guiding entity for the arch-diocese’s faith and mission journey from the start of next year. The new entity will replace Faith and Life, which since 2005 has run a range of services to parishes and deaneries and ecclesial organisations, and supported large-scale pastoral projects such as Pray 2010. Archdiocesan vicar general Monsignor Peter Meneely ... Read More »

Stream of despair

WELL-educated and seemingly prosperous people are becoming part of “a new stream of despair” encountered by Kenmore’s St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers. One man was recruited from overseas as a mining engineer with 28 years’ experience in coal mining and arrived two years ago in Australia with a wife and a child. Having lost his job due to the ... Read More »

Royal Commission information flyers released

Archbishop Mark Coleridge 2013-09-08

THE distribution of more than 70,000 information flyers will give Catholics throughout Brisbane archdiocese and the rest of Australia  greater understanding of the Church’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The flyers outline the role of the Truth Justice and Healing Council in engaging with the Royal Commission and its role as an advisory ... Read More »

Annual Catholic Campaign thanks

Director of resource development Peter de Keratry has written to people of Brisbane archdiocese to thank them for their generosity in the Annual Catholic Campaign.   THANK you, thank you, thank you. Because of the generosity of many benefactors in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, the recent You Make a Difference to Me Annual Catholic Campaign was a tremendous success. The ... Read More »

Mater begins work on new Springfield hospital

Healthy project: Turning the first sod for the official start of work on the Mater Private Hospital Springfield are (from left) Radiation Oncology Queensland chief executive officer Mark Middleton, Mater Private Hospitals executive officer Don Murray, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Springfield Land Corporation chairman Maha Sinnathamby and Springfield parish priest Fr Mauro Conte.   IT was all hands to ... Read More »

Nerang offers Mass for Samoan community

Cultural heritage: Young children after  the Mass in Samoan on October  6 at St Brigid’s Church, Nerang.   THE Gold Coast got a small taste of Samoan language and culture this month with a Mass at Nerang. Almost 100 people from various Gold Coast and Brisbane parishes attended the Mass on October 6. Maina Schuster, a St Brigid’s parishioner, along ... Read More »

Faith formation vital in early years

Archbishop Julian Porteous 2013-10-20

TEACHERS at Catholic schools should not only teach the faith, but should be visible witnesses to it, a leading educator told the 15th annual Call to Holiness Conference in Brisbane last weekend. Catholic Education Office Sydney religious education and evangelisation director Anthony Cleary made the comments during his speech at the conference focusing on the Second Vatican Council. About 100 ... Read More »

Capuchins honour St Francis’ legacy

Capuchins celebrate Mass with Bishop

THE Capuchin friars in Brisbane remembered the life and death of their patron St Francis of Assisi in a two-day celebration last week.As well as celebrating the feast day for St Francis, observed by Catholics on October 4, Franciscans worldwide also celebrate his passing from life to death on the eve of his feast day, known as the Transitus. Traditionally ... Read More »

Catholic Guy coming to Brisbane

Catholic Guy

MARKING the Year of Faith, Perth’s Bruce Downes, also known as The Catholic Guy, will host a Brisbane West Deanery mission event from October 16 – 22.The Catholic Guy Team facilitate parish missions and retreats across Australia.This is the first time they have attempted to run a retreat for an entire Deanery.The deanery is also special for Mr Downes and ... Read More »

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