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Aged care residents receive visits for Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy visits

RESIDENTS at Regis Aged Care, Salisbury, are experiencing the spirit of the Year of Mercy thanks to visits from Year 5 and 6 students from St Pius X Catholic Primary School. Assistant principal for religious education Kelly Short said the students were developing a hands-on understanding of how to provide Christian service for their local community. “By putting social justice ... Read More »

Locking in love for the Year of Mercy

Catholic love lock

MARRIAGE is on the horizon for Adam Burns and there’s a third person he’d like to publicly thank before tying the knot. Mr Burns will place a heart-shaped padlock on Brisbane’s newest love-lock sculpture situated outside St Stephen’s Cathedral with fiancé Jade Henkes as a sign of their love for each other and the third person in their relationship – ... Read More »

Brisbane offers invitation to joy

Brisbane's Holy Door

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge opened Brisbane’s Holy Door for the Year of Mercy last week with an invitation to seize the joy of God’s merciful love. Hundreds gathered at St Stephen’s Cathedral for the opening of the Holy Door on the third Sunday in Advent, Gaudete Sunday, which means “rejoice” in Latin and traditionally centres Catholics on the joy of Christ’s ... Read More »

St Stephen’s Cathedral to open holy portal for Year of Mercy

Fr David Pascoe at the holy door of St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane

THE holy door of St St Stephen’s Cathedral will be knocked on three times to mark the start of the Year of Mercy in Brisbane. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge will strike the temporarily closed first right side door, the site of the holy door, at the cathedral on December 13. The door will be open during the day for the ... Read More »

Our Lady’s celebrating the best of golden years

Our Lady's original class

LEAVING school might be a significant milestone, but not for past pupils from Our Lady’s College, Annerley. Instead of just moving on, many who have graduated from the college have been keen to maintain close connections with the school community. Hundreds of them have returned this year to organise and celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. Past pupil association president Joanne ... Read More »

Following his father’s footsteps

Marist Father John Begg with his father's war medals

FR John Begg was six when his father died after being wounded in war, and he was later to give part of his own life in service of others in the same part of the world. Fr John was the first to find his 36-year-old father dead. It was April 29, 1946, and 68 years later Fr John remembers it ... Read More »

Handmaids of Our Lord gather to mark Sr Mary’s day of jubilee

Handmaids of Our Lord gather to mark Sr Mary’s day of jubilee

FAMILY, friends and fellow Handmaids of Our Lord recently joined Handmaids of Our Lord Sister Mary Garnier for her golden jubilee. The Handmaids of Our Lord were founded in Papua New Guinea in 1918. The order has about 70 nuns missioning in Papua New Guinea and northern areas of Australia. The celebration on November 25 at St Therese’s Church, Bentley ... Read More »

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