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Kids connect with old and new at Cobb and Co

Kids connect with old and new at Cobb and Co

TECHNOLOGY old and new came together at this year’s Kids Connect conference held at Toowoomba’s Cobb and Co Historical Museum. About 120 students from 12 schools as far away as Quilpie, Chinchilla, Tara, Dalby and Millmerran attended. The conference, held on September 11 and 12, was a technology conference for kids, run by kids. Year 7 students from St Thomas ... Read More »

Mareeba community honours Marian feast

Mareeba community honours Marian feast

SCALABRINIAN Fathers provincial Fr Savino Bernardi was a special guest at Mareeba’s fifty-third feast of Our Lady of the Chain. On Sunday, September 8, Fr Bernardi concelebrated Mass in St Thomas’ Church with parish priest Augustinian Father Michael Belonio and Fathers Greg Moses from Atherton and Michael Bonner from Cairns. Students from St Thomas’s School participated in the Mass. Parishioner ... Read More »

Community unites in prayer for injured Amy

Community unites in prayer for injured Amy

THE family of young Catholic Ingham woman Amy Aquilini, severely injured when her quad bike hit a tree, have spoken of “little miracles” happening every day as their daughter continues her recovery. Amy’s mother Vanessa said she wanted everyone praying for the recovery of 21-year-old Amy “to know their prayers are working”. “The response has been amazing,” she said. “Members ... Read More »

St Vincent de Paul commitment marked

St Vincent de Paul commitment marked

THREE Charters Towers women recently made their commitment as Vincentians at a ceremony during Mass. Local businesswoman Jennifer Oss, Maria Peck from the executive team of Columba Catholic College and Romilde Busiko, recently retired as parish secretary after 12 years, made their commitment on August 11. During the ceremony, conference president Meg Ogilvie outlined the history of the St Vincent ... Read More »

Campaign to increase vocations awareness

Campaign to increase vocations awareness

Townsville diocese vocations co-ordinator Neil Helmore has called on Catholics to be more pro-active in fostering vocations. “I think as a church we have forgotten the vocations message, we take our priests and religious for granted and we are no longer asking the question of our young people,” he said. “I have been visiting a number of our Catholic schools ... Read More »

Bishop delivers Vatican II presentations in Townsville

BISHOP Michael Putney is sharing his love of the Church in an ongoing series of presentations throughout Townsville diocese. He said his cancer-related illness had been part of the motivation to deliver the talks. “Since my illness, a number of people have asked me about different parts of the church and what I believe is important,” he said. “These sessions ... Read More »

Initiative to help Congolese children’s centre

Initiative to help Congolese children’s centre

TOWNSVILLE Catholic high school student Swetha Hickman was so horrified by a documentary on the plight of women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo she decided to act. The documentary in Ross Kemp’s Extreme World Series focussed on acts of sexual violence committed against women and children as a weapon of war going on for decades in the ... Read More »

Following the pope’s call to help refugees

TOOWOOMBA diocese has welcomed a group of asylum seekers into a Church property following Pope Francis’ call to make better use of disused convents and monasteries to house refugees. Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin said one of the parishes in the diocese had also rented out a property to a group of men on bridging visas. “Pope Francis is right when ... Read More »

WYD pilgrims share experiences

WYD pilgrims share experiences

TOWNSVILLE diocese’s World Youth Day pilgrims have spoken of sharing their Australian culture with other pilgrims during their visit to Rio de Janeiro. The five young adults joined with other pilgrims from Queensland and ACT to travel together as a group. Mary McAuliffe said one of her many pilgrimage highlights was having a game of thong throwing in the park, ... Read More »

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