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Fr McHugh lived a life of joy despite trauma

Fr McHugh lived a life of joy despite trauma

FATHER Patrick McHugh lived a life of joy amidst hardships, suffering and trauma, until his last breath on December 30, 2013. His funeral Mass was held at St Stephen’s Cathedral on January 3. Fr McHugh was ordained to the priesthood at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29, 1959, and Archbishop Mark Coleridge received his body into the cathedral once more, ... Read More »

Young people start a year-long pilgrimage

Young people start a year-long pilgrimage

FOUR young people have organised a year-long pilgrimage to pray the Mass and meet with local parishioners from parishes across Brisbane archdiocese. Recent high school graduate Graham Leach, and university students Sarah Norris, Edsel Parke and Lobezno Meneses are part of the team behind this project, the Brisbane Parish Pilgrimage. The Brisbane Parish Pilgrimage will be an opportunity to journey ... Read More »

Former student giving back to ‘second home’

Former student giving back to ‘second home’

THE kindness of a former student of Loreto College, Coorparoo, has left the Catholic high school “a generous multi-year gift” to support the school’s development plans. Ann Staley (nee Toakley) began her education at Loreto at age 7, becoming Head of School in 1946. She was known to call Loreto College “a second home”. A charity in her name, the ... Read More »

Miami marks golden days

Miami marks golden days

FIFTY years ago on December 22, 1963, Brisbane Archbishop James Duhig blessed a new war memorial Church built on a former Aboriginal midden at Miami on the Gold Coast. Fifty years later to the day, walking in his predecessor’s footsteps, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge led the parish in a Golden Jubilee Mass. Members of the Burleigh Heads parish, which has ... Read More »

It’s a match for Maddie and Mum

It’s a match for Maddie and Mum

BRISBANE’S Mary Daly knows exactly how hard her daughter Maddie worked to graduate from University of Queensland’s Nursing/Midwifery degree. The Samford mother of five also completed the degree, graduating in December at the same time as her daughter. And to top it off, mother and daughter have both secured positions in the Graduate Registered Nurse program for 2014 at the ... Read More »

Seminarians meet the Pope

Seminarians meet the Pope

HOLY Spirit Provincial Seminary students and deacons prayed and met with Pope Francis on a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome. Twelve seminary students, two deacons, seminary rector Monsignor Tony Randazzo, Brisbane archdiocese’s vocations director Fr Morgan Batt and seminary spiritual director Carmelite Father Paul Chandler attended Mass at Casa Santa Maria with Pope Francis on December 23. ... Read More »

Fr McHugh lived a life of joy despite trauma

Fr McHugh lived a life of joy despite trauma

FATHER Patrick McHugh lived a life of joy amidst hardships, suffering and trauma, until his last breath on December 30, 2013.His funeral Mass was held at St Stephen’s Cathedral on January 3.Fr McHugh was ordained to the priesthood at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29, 1959, and Archbishop Mark Coleridge received his body into the cathedral once more, this time ... Read More »

Dominican thanks Jesus for the gift of priesthood

Dominican thanks Jesus for the gift of priesthood

By Emilie Ng DOMINICAN priest Father Joseph Wilson thanked God for giving him 60 years of priestly life on December 15. Ahead of the celebrations, Fr Wilson spoke with The Catholic Leader on the meaning of thanksgiving and life as a Dominican. For around 66 years, Fr Wilson has set his heart on following the footsteps and shadows of St ... Read More »

Burleigh church plans shape up

Burleigh church plans shape up

By Paul Dobbyn BURLEIGH Waters parishioners’ dreams of a permanent place of worship have moved closer to reality. This follows preparation of design plans for a new church by Gold Coast firm Peddle Thorp. Parish priest Fr Ken Howell said the proposed church, able to seat 550 with the capacity to take another 100 seats, will provide a “focal point” ... Read More »

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