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Brisbane deacon receives award for online teaching

Deacon Anthony Gooley

BRISBANE deacon Dr Anthony Gooley has received a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Tasmania for the design and delivery of religious curriculum. Deacon Gooley is a lecturer in Theology and Religious Education at The Broken Bay Institute. University of Tasmania Master of Teaching Program director Dr Janet Dyment said the consistent positive feedback from Deacon Gooley’s students demonstrated exceptional comprehension at ... Read More »

Military and police chaplain Deacon Graeme Ramsden calls it a day

Deacon Graeme Ramsden

DEACON Graeme Ramsden is a straight-talking man of faith who understands a life of discipline and sacrifice. Aged 70, Deacon Ramsden retired recently after distinguished careers as a soldier and a chaplain to the military and the police.  He has an easy-going manner, enjoys a joke and is a good listener – just the attributes of a chaplain who has ... Read More »

Aboriginal elder who became Australia’s first permanent deacon turns 80

LAST month the people of Wadeye, Northern Territory, celebrated the 80th birthday of Deacon Boniface Perdjert. Deacon Boniface is senior elder of the Kardu Diminin clan and Murrinhpatha language speaker, and the traditional owner of the land on which the town of Wadeye (Port Keats) is built. He is also Australia’s first permanent deacon and well known to Missionaries of ... Read More »

Prayer breakfast told of mental health epidemic among soldiers

Vets slideshow

DEACON Gary Stone and his son Michael are both defence veterans and passionate about helping our young soldiers return to their families and civilian life. Together, they took on a new challenge last week – calling for greater public awareness about the plight of returning veterans, and seeking financial assistance for their mission through the Veterans Care Association. “The association ... Read More »

Young Brisbane man steps up to serve the Melkites

Melkite deacon

BEING late for Mass or even arriving just in time is no longer an option for 29-year-old Brisbane man Phillip Eid. His bishop expects him to be there before anybody else and to be busy in the church. It’s all part of the commitment Phillip has made as a sub-deacon in St Clement’s Melkite Catholic parish at South Brisbane. He ... Read More »

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