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Immersion experience takes students to heart of Australia

The Cathedral College, Rockhampton in Central Australia

CATHOLIC Mission and The Cathedral College, Rockhampton, have teamed up to create an immersion experience for students that took them to the heart of Australia. TCC youth ministry co-ordinator Maddie Derepas said nine students and two teachers experienced life in the remote communities of Central Australia. “Being our first immersion trip we wanted our students to have a sense of ... Read More »

International aid agency helping to rebuild troubled Myanmar

Poor child in Myanmar

FOR the past 15 years, Kevin Meese has been visiting Myanmar and has witnessed hard times of suppression under the country’s strict military rulers. Now, the Melbourne director of Catholic Mission is optimistic about Myanmar’s future as it presses ahead with democratic reforms, and he believes the Church has a vital role to play. He welcomes the announcement that Pope ... Read More »

Gold Coast Catholic couple help reopen school for East Timorese children

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CHILDREN in East Timor can head back to their school after it was reopened last week thanks to the tireless efforts of a Gold Coast couple. A team from Brisbane’s Catholic Mission visited the town of Ossu to witness the reopening of the war-ravaged, 450-student St Teresinha College – stage one of a building reconstruction project that is the brainchild ... Read More »

Catholic school students recall plight in Cambodia at special Mass

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HUNDREDS of Catholic school students marked World Children’s Mission Day by attending a Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral, focusing on the plight of young Cambodians. “We are part of a global economy; how we live affects others,” Catholic Mission’s diocesan director David McGovern told students. “There are many children who cannot attend school because of poverty or disability.” Mr McGovern described ... Read More »

Year 2 student has thirst to help children in Madagascar

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SAVING water is no trouble for Year 2 student Nishan Lister, but saving money for children in Africa is even easier. Supported by prayers and enthusiastic classmates, the Year 2 student raised more than $850 to buy a water pump for children in Madagascar, where there is a shortage of clean water. “I love God and God wanted me to help ... Read More »

Sr Teresia devoted to mission in dangerous part of Jamaica

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By Paul Dobbyn SISTER Teresia Tinanisolo visited Brisbane to alert people to a dark side to Jamaica’s beautiful beaches and rollicking reggae music. The Fijian-born 76-year-old Marist Missionary Sister wanted to do more than just report on the situation. She came to raise awareness of her mission to help youth living in Jamaica’s dangerous ghettos and to publicly thank Australians ... Read More »

Unveiling the horror of child detention

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By Emilie Ng UNCERTAINTY about the morality of child detention could be shaken by a provocative art installation organised by international aid agency Catholic Mission. Catholic Mission’s Brisbane office displayed the organisation’s Free the Children art installation outside St Stephen’s Cathedral on September 15. Free the Children is one of two public support campaigns supported by Catholic Mission Brisbane this ... Read More »

Rosary beads made for third world

Former co-ordinator Regina O’Shaunessey hands the Universary Rosary Bouquet into the hands of Gail and Kevin Shorthouse outside their new office at Marian Valley, with Pauline Father Columba Macbeth-Green.

HANDMADE Rosary beads made by the Universal Rosary Bouquet will soon be distributed to third world countries and primary schools in Queensland thanks to a new merger with Catholic Mission. Brisbane’s Universal Rosary Bouquet co-ordinator Gail Shorthouse recently met with Catholic Mission Brisbane’s director David McGovern to discuss sending Rosary beads to Mongolia, the focus of Catholic Mission’s World Mission ... Read More »

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