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Country parish damaged as super-cell thunderstorms rip through South Burnett region

“JUST awful” was the way Fr Chukwudi Chinaka described the scene as he drove around his country parish inspecting the damage left by wild storms on October 11. Super-cell thunderstorms ripped through the South Burnett on that Thursday afternoon leaving a path of destruction as they moved through towards the coast. Fr Chinaka, administrator of the Kingaroy and Nanango parishes, ... Read More »

Bishop Ken Howell hits the road

Bishop Ken Howell

BISHOP Ken Howell has been on the road, literally, travelling the length and breadth of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. “It’s Confirmation season – eight Confirmation ceremonies in five days,” Bishop Ken said, as he criss-crossed the archdiocese’s North Country deanery, taking in visits to Gympie, Maroochydore, Gayndah, Murgon and Nanango. “So I’m out and about. I love driving in the ... Read More »

Nanango’s Little Cathedral in the Bush turning 100

By Michael Crutcher THIS weekend, the Nanango Catholic community will mark 100 years to the minute when the foundation stone was laid for their “little cathedral in the bush”. It was a wet, spring afternoon on September 23, 1917 when the stone for the Fr James Bergin Memorial Church was blessed and laid. The blessing was supposed to happen in ... Read More »

Nanango celebrates golden jubilee of former farm boy

Fr Pat Cassidy

FR Pat Cassidy’s days of milking cows are long gone, but the farm boy in him was remembered when he returned to his home town of Nanango recently for a special celebration of his priesthood. Fr Cassidy, who is parish priest at Gympie, is celebrating his 50th anniversary of ordination. He was ordained by Brisbane Archbishop Patrick O’Donnell on July ... Read More »

Community fund chips in for Nanango’s ‘Little Cathedral in the Bush’

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NANANGO’S “Little Cathedral in the Bush” is getting spruced up for its 100th birthday with a helping hand from the community. The Heritage Nanango Community Funding program – anchored on the work of the local Heritage Bank – has donated $18,500 to paint the interior of Our Lady Help of Christians Church. That followed a grant of $42,000 from the ... Read More »

God’s on Fr Nigel’s side

Fr Nigel Sequeira

SPIN a globe in your hands and stop on a random point. Any continent. Any hemisphere. There is a good chance you will stop near a place that Fr Nigel Sequeira has called home. It may be Tanzania, on Africa’s eastern central coast, where Fr Nigel was born. Perhaps it’s India, where he attended boarding school, or Ireland, where he ... Read More »

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