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‘A beautiful and profound experience’ – Easter joy rises in hearts of new Catholics everywhere

STORMY conditions didn’t stop Jesus from entering the hearts of more than 100 new Catholics as they were welcomed into the Church in Brisbane at Easter. The joy and hope of our Risen Jesus was experienced by thousands of parishioners across the state, especially during the Easter Vigil Masses. Candidates and neophytes lined the pews for Baptism and/or Confirmation in ... Read More »

Easter message – the time is right to get back to basics

This is an Easter message from Townsville Bishop Timothy Harris. At Easter, we celebrate Jesus risen from the dead and we sing with gusto “Alleluia”.   Our faith tells us that it happened and yet do our lives truly reflect that it happened? I mean, because Jesus rose from the dead, death does not have the last word in His life ... Read More »

‘He is risen’ – Salesian Father Frank Freeman writes about the resurrection, the heart of our faith

IT is a difficult task to change people’s attitude or mind-set, as anyone engaged in education will readily tell you.   To change whole personalities, to turn around life’s patterns, needs a miracle. Twelve men, unlettered in the main, yet skilled in the practical aspects of the fishermen trade, once followed Christ for diverse reasons. Some dreamt of an earthly ... Read More »

Risen Christ calls new Catholics into Brisbane family at Easter

St Mary's new Catholics

NEW Catholics were radiant with joy across Brisbane archdiocese as more than 100 people entered the Church this Easter. At St Mary’s, South Brisbane, parish priest Capuchin Father Lam Vu baptised eight adults and received a further four into full communion with the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. Another adult was also confirmed at the Easter Vigil. Fr Vu ... Read More »

Neocatechumenal Way community members complete rite of passage during Easter Vigil

Neocatechumenal Way rite of passage

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge described “an extraordinary” faith journey of 35 years as he presented white baptismal garments to a Brisbane Catholic community completing its final catechumenal rite of passage during Easter. “It is a birth and every birth involves a death, and you have died to many things in order that you may be born,” Archbishop Coleridge said as ... Read More »

Hundreds are waiting to become Catholic at Easter Vigil Masses across Brisbane

Brisbane Catechumens

CATHOLICS around the globe are waiting in anticipation to break their 40 days of fasting at Easter but more than 100 people in Brisbane have greater reason to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this year. This year, 108 people living in the Brisbane archdiocese will receive the three sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist – and enter the Catholic ... Read More »

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