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Bishop Harris blesses classrooms at St Anthony’s

Bishop Tim Harris talks to students in a classroom

TOWNSVILLE Bishop Tim Harris joined the Preps and Year 1s of St Anthony’s Catholic College, Deeragun, to bless their new early-learning centre. Parish priest Fr Giles Setter, Townsville Catholic Education executive director Jacqui Francis, director of leadership and school development Ross Horner and State Member for Townsville Scott Stewart were among guests attending. The new facilities, known as the Primi ... Read More »

Brisbane school breathes new life into 81-year-old country church

Cooranga North church

THE last time Catholics living in Cooranga North saw their beautiful country church, it was listed for sale on a website. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, built in 1937, served Catholics in Dalby, in Toowoomba diocese, and then the neighbouring Jandowae community over 75 years before closing in 2013 due to low attendance rates and a lack of ... Read More »

Catholic school’s new library rises from the ashes

New library for Carmel College, Thornlands

By Emilie Ng ELLEN Saxby laid in bed when her “home away from home” on Brisbane’s bayside burnt to a crisp black shell in 2011. Mrs Saxby had been on the steering committee to establish the Redland’s first co-educational Catholic secondary school and began working in the library in 1994.   She received the call about a fire inside the library ... Read More »

St Brigid’s icon caps Nerang work

Fr Rucinski blessing the icon of St Brigid of Ireland.

THE final “piece” in the refurbish-ment of the Blessed Sacrament Prayer Chapel at St Brigid’s Church, Nerang, has been blessed and installed. Nerang parish priest Fr Rafal Rucinski blessed an icon of St Brigid of Ireland during Mass on November 17. He said the icon, along with new security features, completed the refurbishment. The chapel is available 24 hours each ... Read More »

Cyclists blessed for ride from city heart

Cyclists gathering outside St Stephen’s Cathedral to receive a blessing of protection before making a 45km journey to Ipswich.

INSPIRED by the survival story of a former triathlon competitor, 45 cyclists rode from Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral to Ipswich for menALIVE’s Blessing of the Bikes and Memorial Ride. The blessing and ride is a tradition in many European countries, where cyclists receive a prayer of safety and protection, and blessing from a priest at the beginning of the cycling ... Read More »

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