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Fr Ken Howell asks for prayers as he prepares to become a bishop

Fr Ken Howell asks for prayers as he prepares to become a bishop

THERE must be something in the Gold Coast waters with the city’s second priest – Burleigh Heads parish priest Fr Ken Howell – being named a bishop for Queensland. Fr Howell was named the seventh auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane yesterday (March 28), and will serve alongside Archbishop Mark Coleridge from his episcopal ordination on June 14. The 59-year-old, who has looked ... Read More »

Burleigh Heads parish priest Fr Ken Howell named auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane

Burleigh Heads parish priest Fr Ken Howell named auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane

POPE Francis has appointed Burleigh Heads parish priest Fr Ken Howell as an auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane. Bishop-elect Howell will serve alongside Archbishop Mark Coleridge in the Brisbane archdiocese, where he has been a priest for 34 years. Following his appointment, Bishop-elect Howell said the opportunity to serve as auxiliary Bishop of his home city was “both a joy and ... Read More »

Love and mercy lighting the way for Fr Grace

Love and mercy lighting the way for Fr Grace

“DELIGHTED” was the way Fr Michael Grace described his attitude as he continues pastoral leadership on Brisbane’s northside following the amalgamation of Wilston and Gordon Park parishes into the newly named Good Samaritan Parish. After five years as an associate pastor in other parts of the diocese, in 2014, Fr Grace was appointed administrator of the then separate parishes of ... Read More »

Brisbane priest ‘grateful to God’ for support that led to removal of ‘gay panic’ defence

Brisbane priest ‘grateful to God’ for support that led to removal of ‘gay panic’ defence

A GOLD Coast priest has a sense of “gratitude, relief and exhaustion” after a five-year long campaign that led to the scrapping of a Queensland law that allowed “gay panic” as a partial defence for murder. Surfers Paradise associate pastor Fr Paul Kelly “never doubted” he was fighting for a just cause – the Christian principle of absolute respect for human ... Read More »

Cathedral music director calling for first organ scholar at St Stephen’s

Cathedral music director calling for first organ scholar at St Stephen’s

MUSIC director at Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral Dr Andrew Cichy is searching for his first organ scholar after launching a scholarship in memory of his predecessor, the late Dr Ralph Morton. The Ralph Morton Memorial Organ Scholarship, launched on the first anniversary of the former cathedral music director’s death, will offer a young organist a unique opportunity to develop their ... Read More »

The simple program that’s helping young Brisbane families buy their first home

The simple program that’s helping young Brisbane families buy their first home

TRUST the Church to come up with a creative solution to help families drowning in an expensive housing market. Since 2008, a Catholic on Brisbane’s west who bequeathed her home to the Jubilee parish has helped three families save up for a deposit on a house. Known as the Head Start Program, the parish-based initiative offers young families the chance ... Read More »

Timorese priest helped by Burleigh parish attends new church Dedication Mass on the Gold Coast

Timorese priest helped by Burleigh parish attends new church Dedication Mass on the Gold Coast

A PRIEST who grew up hiding in a forest amongst East Timor’s independence fighters has praised the efforts of Queensland Catholics helping to rebuild his war-ravaged village. Fr Evaristo Da Costa travelled to Burleigh Heads to personally thank parishioners who have spent the past five years raising money and donating for the reconstruction of his parish’s St Teresinha College in ... Read More »

Hundreds are waiting to become Catholic at Easter Vigil Masses across Brisbane

Hundreds are waiting to become Catholic at Easter Vigil Masses across Brisbane

CATHOLICS around the globe are waiting in anticipation to break their 40 days of fasting at Easter but more than 100 people in Brisbane have greater reason to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this year. This year, 108 people living in the Brisbane archdiocese will receive the three sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist – and enter the Catholic ... Read More »