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Toowoomba Ursulines hand over reins at St Ursula’s

THE Ursuline Sisters have transferred ownership and governance of St Ursula’s College to Toowoomba diocese, ending an era of 85 years. The Toowoomba college, founded by the Ursulines in 1931, has a tradition of educating young women from Queensland and northern NSW. The sisters’ Australian provincial Sr Ruth Durick, in announcing the change, said the transfer was the latest step ... Read More »

God’s love leads to new path for Deacon Cavicchiolo

Deacon Mark Cavicchiolo

I WAS born in 1968 in Canberra to loving parents, my siblings and I all went through the Catholic schooling system.   I had a happy childhood and through a love of fishing and the outdoors I gained an appreciation of God’s creation – however, without thinking about God.   Although I received the sacraments while at school I never ... Read More »

World Youth Day 2016: From North Queensland to the city of mercy

Townsville programs

BRIGHT and early one morning in July, 35 young and not so young Townsville diocese parishioners gathered at Brisbane International Airport to begin their pilgrimage to the Heart of Mercy and World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.  The diocesan group was made up of 22 from Mount Isa and 13 from the Townsville area, all of them looking forward to ... Read More »

St Michael’s mourns loss of “loved and respected” teacher

Andrew Colby

A GOLD Coast Catholic school is mourning the sudden loss of a popular teacher, who collapsed during an Australian Rules game last weekend. St Michael’s College, Merrimac, announced on Monday that teacher Andrew Colbey had died while playing for Coolangatta Masters in a match at Springwood. The 45-year-old father was described by St Michael’s College as “a much loved and ... Read More »

No borders to faith for Townsville youth headed for World Youth Day

Townsville pilgrims

NEARLY three million young Catholics will descend on Krakow, Poland, this month for World Youth Day festivities, with 38 young people set to represent Townsville diocese. The contingent left Australia early on July 2 and is set to experience some historic Catholic sites as part of the pilgrimage to Krakow. The first nine days of the trip will be spent in ... Read More »

Rockhampton hosts rugby league Confraternity with all round success

Confraternity Carnival

AUSTRALIA’S beef capital Rockhampton became the country’s rugby league heartland from June 26 to July 1, as 48 Catholic schools from across the state converged on The Cathedral College for the annual Confraternity Carnival. Confraternity chairman and TCC director of sports Paul Dever said he had been involved in Confraternity carnivals for 23 years, first as a player, then as ... Read More »

From Kenya to Ballina: The journey of Lismore’s newest priest

Fr Alexander Munyao

FATHER Alexander Munyao, ordained in Kenya earlier this year, is now ministering in the coastal town of Ballina as Lismore diocese’s newest priest. Writing for the diocese’s magazine, Catholic Life, Fr Munyao said his “call to the priesthood started when I was a young boy growing up in the Savanna Plains of Kenya”. He returned to those plains earlier this year for ... Read More »

Musical maestro visits Holy Name to create new sound

Holy Name Primary School

WELL-known for his work with small-town schools, musician Josh Arnold had a change of scenery when he collaborated with a small school in a big town – Holy Name Primary School, Toowoomba. In a process he has refined into a work of art, Mr Arnold has been collaborating with the students of Holy Name to produce a song that is ... Read More »

Cairns town tends to grief 12 months after tragic explosion

RAVENSHOE parishioners gathered for an ecumenical service at St Teresa’s Church to commemorate the lives lost in a disaster last year that shook the whole community. The small town located on the Atherton Tablelands was rocked by disaster 12 months ago when a vehicle crashed into a gas bottle at a local cafe, causing an explosion that killed two people ... Read More »

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