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Blossoming Alpha program leading people back to Jesus and His Church at Springfield Parish

FOUR Springfield parishioners have come back to the Church and the sacraments after attending the popular worldwide evangelisation program, Alpha. Judy Fakaosi Siaki, Brett Larsson, Jessica Thompson and Victoria Laban completed the Alpha program through the Springfield Parish, with the help of the parish’s evangelisation director Vanessa Comninos.  “Alpha is how we, at Springfield Parish, change lives,” Mrs Comninos said. ... Read More »

Hendra parishioners on a high celebrating 90 years of faith-filled history

HENDRA parishioners have always been sitting closer to Heaven than others. In July 1929, Brisbane archdiocese secured the most elevated portion of land in Hendra – a flat and aluminium-rich farming suburb. Ninety years later, the parish was still on a high when it celebrated its anniversary Mass on June 9 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church. “It’s nice ... Read More »

Plenary Council 2020 take a major step forward with release of national themes for discernment

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PLENARY Council 2020 has moved into its next preparation phase with an announcement of six national themes for discernment that emerged from a historic process of listening to the voices of more than 222,000 people. National Plenary Council facilitator Lana Turvey-Collins outlined the themes and the next phase “Listening and Discernment” on June 9, speaking to nearly 100 parish and ... Read More »

Gender ideology is opposed to faith and reason, Church leaders say in new document

CATHOLIC schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God’s plan for creation, the Congregation for Catholic Education said. In a document published on June 10, the congregation said the Catholic Church and those proposing a looser definition of gender could find common ground in “a laudable desire ... Read More »

Toni Janke is making a difference ‘one family at a time’ by getting out of the way and letting God work

HOW’S this for a job description – “My job is to get out of the way, and let God do His work”? That’s what it boils down to for Toni Janke in her role as Indigenous Services co-ordinator within Centacare Family and Relationship Services’ Brisbane Metropolitan Region. Day to day she’s supporting people in crisis, sometimes facing the toughest time ... Read More »

Churches mark 10th anniversary of historic ecumenical covenant in south-east Queensland

CATHOLIC leaders in south-east Queensland have celebrated a decade-long reaffirmation of a “covenant of understanding” with the local Anglican church – part of an ecumenical journey described as “urgent”. “We are in new territory where everything, even the ecumenical journey, looks different than it did,” Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said during a homily at St John’s Anglican ... Read More »

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