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Thousands say farewell to Rockhampton priest Fr Chris Schick

Farewell Father

ROCKHAMPTON priest Fr Chris Schick died, surrounded by his family at Yeppoon, on July 30 after a short battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. More than 1000 mourners gathered at his funeral at St Joseph’s Cathedral at Rockhampton on August 3 to pray and thank Fr Schick for his gifts to his communities. The crowd was so large ... Read More »

Catholic cemetery manager welcomes new instructions on cremation

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NEW instructions on the cremation of Catholics outlining an end to scattering ashes or keeping them in domestic residences are “not new information” to a Brisbane cemetery manager. David Molloy has been the manager of Nudgee Cemetery since 2003, 40 years after the Holy See approved cremation as an option for conserving the remains of the dead. He said as ... Read More »

Queensland Augustinians laid to rest last month

Augustinians laid to rest

TWO Augustinian Fathers with strong connections to Brisbane archdiocese have died. Fr Patrick Fahey and Fr Patrick Bourke died in December in Sydney and Melbourne. Both men were over 80 and had enjoyed long and decorated lives of service to the Church. Fr Fahey was raised in Yeppoon, attending secondary school at St Augustine’s College between 1946 and 1949. His ... Read More »

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