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Deacon Nev’s ordination looming

Deacon Nev’s ordination looming

  DEACON Neville Yun’s 0rdination as a priest for the Brisbane archdiocese has been confirmed for 7pm  on Friday, November 29 at St Stephen’s Cathedral. Deacon Yun will be ordained along with a member of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. He said it would be an exciting time for the Church in Brisbane. “People realise ... Read More »

Tim Fischer tells tales of Vatican life

Tim Fischer tells tales of Vatican life

TIM Fischer has given a measured response to the thorny question of the comparative diplomatic skills of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott. Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Ambassador to the Holy See was in Brisbane last week to launch his latest book Holy See, Unholy Me. Prompting the question was Mr Fischer’s obvious respect in ... Read More »

Golden celebration for Aspley community

Golden celebration for Aspley community

THE Aspley school and parish community celebrated the golden anniversary of St Dympna’s school on August 11. The fiftieth anniversary celebrations began joyfully with a Jubilee Mass concelebrated by Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge,  parish priest Fr Gabriel Kalu and former parish priest Fr Peter Luton. The Sisters of St Joseph at the invitation of the then parish priest Fr Tom ... Read More »

The nations gather to praise Jesus Christ

The nations gather to praise Jesus Christ

NINE different choirs from ethnic communities throughout Brisbane archdiocese delivered a joyful soundtrack to this year’s Multicultural Mass held in St Stephen’s Cathedral on Sunday, August 25. Representatives from about 20 communities, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Italian, South Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, many in traditional national dress gave additional splashes of colour to the event. The Maronite and ... Read More »

Renewing life in the faith

Renewing life in the faith

THREE members of the Missionaries of God’s Love united in Brisbane on August 24 to run a charismatic seminar at Twelve Apostles parish Jindalee. Sr Rosie Drum, Fr Dave Callahan of Canberra, and Melbourne Deacon Chris Eaton co-ordinated a Life in the Spirit seminar for Catholic Charismatic Renewal Brisbane.Life in the Spirit seminars are run by Catholic Charismatic groups, such ... Read More »

Our vocation is in God’s hands

Our vocation is in God’s hands

CATHOLIC Psychiatric Pastoral Care chaplain Fr Jim Smith is one of five priests from the Banyo Seminary class of 1973 who this year celebrate 40 years since their ordination for the Brisbane archdiocese.Fr Jim celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination with a Mass with CPPC at St Patrick’s Church, Fortitude Valley on August 9 – the date of his ... Read More »

Cultural insights for psychology students

Cultural insights for psychology students

A GROUP of psychology students experienced an insightful, moving and exciting day of indigenous tradition and culture during a visit to Brisbane Catholic Education’s Ngutana-Lui Cultural Studies Centre.The students are part of the Masters of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) Program at the Carolyn Chisholm Centre, a unique partnership between BCE and Queensland University of Technology.They spent the day learning about ... Read More »

For the honour and glory of God

For the honour and glory of God

THE Catholic Women’s League in the southern part of Brisbane archdiocese is making its mark. This was evident when Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise, Southport and Runaway Bay  members gathered at the Clear Island Waters Catholic church for the combined Gold Coast annual general meeting. “A Mass was celebrated by the Surfers Paradise chaplain Fr Tim Harris and the four presidents ... Read More »

College gifts set to help refugees

College gifts set to help refugees

A YOUNG girl from Tehran was one of a number of refugee children to benefit from a giving spirit at University of Queensland’s, St Leo’s College recently. St Leo’s students contributed scores of presents for her and other refugee children with an uncertain future in Australia. The present provided a bright spot in the little girl’s life after she’d spent ... Read More »

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