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Townsville Bishop says Good Samaritan Sisters leaving Charters Towers ‘did ‘good’ things in this part of the world’

Townsville Bishop says Good Samaritan Sisters leaving Charters Towers ‘did ‘good’ things in this part of the world’

IN 117 years, more than 200 Good Samaritan Sisters have served in the Charters Towers area. On May 28, all this came to an end as the remaining three sisters departed the community with much sadness. “It is sad that we are leaving,” Good Samaritan Sister Patricia Comerford said. “But we are leaving the community knowing that the good works ... Read More »

Rockhampton Bishop stands with workers as hundreds face job cuts with Aurizon workshop closure

Rockhampton Bishop stands with workers as hundreds face job cuts with Aurizon workshop closure

ROCKHAMPTON Bishop Michael McCarthy has spoken out in support of hundreds of Aurizon workers told they would lose their jobs with the closure of the city’s railway workshops. “I stand with the workers,” Bishop McCarthy said. “Workers who support families, have bills to pay, support our local businesses and are an integral part of our central Queensland family. “The workers ... Read More »

St Ursula’s College community bid a fond farewell for parish priest Fr Peter Tonti

St Ursula’s College community bid a fond farewell for parish priest Fr Peter Tonti

CAPRICORN Coast parish priest Fr Peter Tonti was farewelled by the staff and students at St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon, in May. Fr Tonti was presented with gifts by College Captains Rubyanna Cozzi, Natalie Cook, and Courtney Fisher, at a school assembly in the Ballygriffin Cultural Centre. An audio-visual presentation featured memories of the many Masses and special occasions Fr Tonti ... Read More »

Students at Casino Catholic school behind ‘mysterious’ rocket launch

Students at Casino Catholic school behind ‘mysterious’ rocket launch

ST Mary’s College, Casino, has revealed that the mysterious rocket identified in a recent local newspaper report was fired by its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) tudents. The students have been building and launching rockets in preparation for the 2017 Australian Rocketry Challenge. Project teacher in charge Matt Rolfe said St Mary’s was entering the Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge ... Read More »

Good Samaritan Sisters to leave Charters Towers in north Queensland after 117 years

Good Samaritan Sisters to leave Charters Towers in north Queensland after 117 years

CHARTERS Towers’ remaining Good Samaritan Sisters will close their convent doors at the end of the month after 117 years of service. The sisters will withdraw from the Charters Towers community from May 28. Sr Ita Stout, Sr Marion Firth and Sr Patricia Comerford, who have served the Townsville diocese for 55 years collectively, are the last of the Good Samaritans ... Read More »

Priest who looked after Townsville for three years Fr Mick Lowcock honoured at ordination of new bishop

Priest who looked after Townsville for three years Fr Mick Lowcock honoured at ordination of new bishop

HOLIDAYS are in order for Townsville’s stand-in leader for the past three years, Mount Isa parish priest Fr Mick Lowcock. In 2014, Fr Lowcock took up the challenge to lead Townsville when he was appointed diocesan administrator following the death of Bishop Michael Putney. His task of providing leadership when the diocese was without a bishop for more than three ... Read More »

Rockhampton Bishop shares experience of Cyclone Debbie damage

Rockhampton Bishop shares experience of Cyclone Debbie damage

ON Wednesday, April 19 I travelled to Mackay and saw for myself the extensive damage to the land and to the people from the effects of Cyclone Debbie. I visited communities with Fr Don White, the parish priest of South Mackay and including Sarina, Koumala and Carmila. Our first stop was to survey the damage caused by the excess water ... Read More »

Community in Lismore helps Trinity Catholic College in wake of floods

Community in Lismore helps Trinity Catholic College in wake of floods

TRINITY Catholic College principal Marist Brother John Hilet has praised the college community for the spirit it showed in the wake of Lismore’s devastating floods earlier this month. Br Hilet said torrential rain at the start of April from the remnants of Cyclone Debbie produced floodwaters that topped Lismore’s levee bank for the first since it was built 12 years ... Read More »

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