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Inter-generational connections growing stronger at Cowley

Inter-generational connections growing stronger at Cowley

SOMETHING magical happens when the young and the “not so young” connect.  Unhurried by life, both are able to enjoy life’s simple pleasures together.  At Crowley Care Services in Ballina inter-generational magic happens regularly. “Our programs with three parish schools and St Anne’s Long Day Care Centre are vital to ... Read More »

Toowoomba bishop speaks at major European conference

Toowoomba bishop speaks at major European conference

TOOWOOMBA Bishop Robert McGuckin has returned from Monaco after representing Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania at an international conference. Bishop McGuckin spoke at the Council of the Conferences of the European Bishops. “Unlike our plenary assemblies, on the whole it was mainly the presidents of European bishops’ conferences ... Read More »

Ingham students join Missionaries of the Poor in the Philippines

Ingham students join Missionaries of the Poor in the Philippines

INSTEAD of relaxing during the school holidays, a group of 13 students from Gilroy Santa Maria College, Ingham, and St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie, accompanied by four adults, travelled to Naga City in the Philippines to work alongside the Missionaries of the Poor among “the poorest of the poor”.  Ingham District ... Read More »

Emmaus College students at creative best for technology challenge

Emmaus College students at creative best for technology challenge

EMMAUS College students have refined their skills at the recent RACQ Maryborough Technology Challenge. The teams showcased their human powered vehicles over the two-day event.  The challenge aims to showcase various technology subjects taught at schools including robotics, human powered vehicles, Co2 dragsters, solar boats and more.  The Senior Emmaus ... Read More »

Proof is in the pudding: The secret recipe changing lives around the world

Proof is in the pudding: The secret recipe changing lives around the world

AN irresistible aroma of mixed fruits and pudding mixture fills the factory located in the Alstonville St Joseph’s School Complex part of the Alstonville Wardell Parish. The exact recipe for Father Mac’s Heavenly Puddings is a closely guarded secret, but at least some of the ingredients can be revealed. After ... Read More »

Port Macquarie’s Emmaus chapel renamed after new saint

Port Macquarie’s Emmaus chapel renamed after new saint

RESIDENTS from Catholic Care of the Aged, a service of St Agnes’ Parish in Port Macquarie and the wider parish, gathered together for a saintly ceremony on October 4. The Mass was held on the occasion of re-naming the former Mother Teresa Chapel at Emmaus to the St Teresa of ... Read More »

Toowoomba parishioner walks the 1300km pilgrim trail to raise money for Missionaries of the Poor

Toowoomba parishioner walks the 1300km pilgrim trail to raise money for Missionaries of the Poor

PAUL Lucas from Sacred Heart parish, Toowoomba, has walked weary legs on a pilgrimage from France to Vatican City. Mr Lucas, 67, walked the 1300km section of the Via Francigena in less than three months. While he enjoyed the physical challenge of the pilgrimage, Mr Lucas said there were spiritual ... Read More »

Ravenshoe parish gives young families battling the drought an all-expenses-paid weekend away

Ravenshoe parish gives young families battling the drought an all-expenses-paid weekend away

THREE young families from drought-stricken northern cattle stations will have a break from the stress and worry with a visit to Ravenshoe’s Torimba Festival which starts this weekend. Ravenshoe parish is hosting the families to an all-expenses-paid weekend in the town. Parish pastoral leader for the Ravenshoe and Gulf Savannah ... Read More »

Parish challenged to show face of mercy for migrants and refugees

Parish challenged to show face of mercy for migrants and refugees

FATHER John Kunnathumadappillil drew on his first experience of encountering a “strange country, strange people and strange means of transport” in helping his congregation reflect on the importance of Migrant and Refugee Sunday recently. “I did not know what to do and I was nearly lost,” Fr Kunnathumadappillil said in ... Read More »

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