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A journey of the heart for pilgrims

Aussie pilgrims in Rio

TOOWOOMBA diocese’s youth ministry co-ordinator Sarah de Byl has spoken of “spiritual highlights” as a World Youth Day pilgrim in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.These included “Mass, Adoration, Reconciliation and morning prayer,” she said.“There were also animation activities with Steve Angrisano and Curtis Stephens, catechesis from Cardinal Timothy Dolan (New York) and Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Brisbane), recitation of the rosary in ... Read More »

A memorable indigenous experience for students

Joyful celebration

INDIGENOUS history and culture was central to a recent gathering at Chinchilla’s St Joseph’s School to celebrate NAIDOC Week.More than 1500 members of the school, parish and local community came together to learn about national and local indigenous history.Participants also had the chance to create their own Aboriginal artwork, listen to Dreamtime stories and take part in indigenous dancing, music. ... Read More »

Theatre night fundraiser plans

Samantha Heathwood

A HOSPITAL room, a group of mischievous actors and unwitting scrub nurses are bound to send guests into stitches during the inaugural St Vincent’s Private Hospital Theatre Restaurant.The event, to be held Saturday, September 7 from 6.30pm at the St Patrick’s Cathedral Centre, is the hospital’s major fundraiser for 2013.Hospital general manager Carl Yuile said all proceeds would go to ... Read More »

Dad says prayers helped Patrick

"OUR little miracle" is what the parents of Patrick O'Sullivan are calling their son after his remarkable recovery from a life-threatening accident on a school fete amusement ride at Highfields, near Toowoomba.

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Honour for Bishop Putney

AS a young seminarian at the time of Vatican II, Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville underwent what he describes as "a genuine conversion to the ecumenical movement".

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Assessing the country’s needs

Queensland state president of the St Vincent de Paul Society John Campbell recently headed bush to find out first hand what were some of the challenges facing the organisation in parts of Queensland's Darling Downs and further west. PAUL DOBBYN reports on his findings.

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