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Timorese priest helped by Burleigh parish attends new church Dedication Mass on the Gold Coast

Fr Evaristo Da Costa

A PRIEST who grew up hiding in a forest amongst East Timor’s independence fighters has praised the efforts of Queensland Catholics helping to rebuild his war-ravaged village. Fr Evaristo Da Costa travelled to Burleigh Heads to personally thank parishioners who have spent the past five years raising money and donating for the reconstruction of his parish’s St Teresinha College in ... Read More »

Long-awaited Mary, Mother of Mercy Church opens at Burleigh Heads

Mary, Mother of Mercy Church

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge praised “the vision and energy” of the Burleigh Heads community as he blessed and dedicated the new Mary, Mother of Mercy Church in Australia’s largest Catholic parish. “I praise God not only for the priests who have built this place, for the craftsmen who have done the same, but for all of you who have been ... Read More »

New Burleigh church foundation laid

Burleigh church

BURLEIGH Heads parishioners on the Gold Coast celebrated the laying of a foundation stone for their new Mary, Mother of Mercy Church on March 6. Standing atop Marymount where the Church will be built, apostolic nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, blessed the foundation stone and prayed for the safety of workers during construction. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge attended, as well ... Read More »

Burleigh church plans shape up

Burleigh Heads church

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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