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‘Love of God’ triumphs in Brigidine College, celebrating nine decades of life and learning

‘Love of God’ triumphs in Brigidine College, celebrating nine decades of life and learning

FROM its impoverished beginnings in one room of a convent to a chorus of 800 voices overflowing a cathedral 90 years later, the story of Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, has been one of strength and gentleness. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the college’s 90-year anniversary Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on February 8, with Dominican Father Pan Jordan, Fr Neville Yun ... Read More »

Perpetual adoration unlocks the grace and opens the ears of young men to hear the call

Perpetual adoration unlocks the grace and opens the ears of young men to hear the call

PERPETUAL Adoration in Banyo Nundah parish was credited for the parish’s “highest tally” of current and incoming seminarians.  Banyo Nundah parish priest Fr Bernie Gallagher was given the accolade at the conclusion of last Sunday’s Commencement Mass for Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary at Banyo, in Brisbane.  Fr Gallagher said seminary rector Monsignor John Grace could count all seminarians, not only ... Read More »

Escaping conflict and encampment, African refugees rise to leadership and strive to put God first

Escaping conflict and encampment, African refugees rise to leadership and strive to put God first

ONE of Brisbane’s oldest schools has for the first time named two African refugees as college captains, identifying the pair as leaders strongly committed to their faith and to Catholic social justice. The new captains at Brisbane’s inner-city St James College are Mariam Ajang, born in a refugee camp in Kenya after her family fled war-torn Sudan, and Paul Paul, ... Read More »

Vinnies Queensland’s new chief says their strength is in grassroots engagement, listening and being present

Vinnies Queensland’s new chief says their strength is in grassroots engagement, listening and being present

THE St Vincent de Paul Society’s new chief executive officer in Queensland can’t wait to “get out into the field”. Kevin Mercer’s been appointed to the role to succeed Peter Maher who is retiring. They will work alongside each other in transition until March 1 when Mr Mercer takes over as chief executive officer. Mr Mercer, whose career in Catholic ... Read More »

Heed the call, volunteers needed as housing crisis deepens and costs of living rise

Heed the call, volunteers needed as housing crisis deepens and costs of living rise

MORE than 1000 homeless and vulnerable people received emergency assistance from St Vincent de Paul volunteers in Annerley last year.  The volunteers work to ensure that there is no one in the area who is without – at the bare minimum – food and water.  One of Vinnies’ major initiatives is to help their client’s secure safe and affordable housing ... Read More »

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