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Bundaberg farmers thank God for first drops of rain in three months

Carol Wallace at her farm

IN drought-stricken Childers, the Catholic faithful have been praying for rain – and it’s working. Each Monday afternoon for the past five weeks, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate Father Sunny Mathew has joined his parishioners in prayer in the town’s Sacred Heart Church. On March 14, substantial rain fell for the first time in three months – drenching farms and cattle ... Read More »

Ravenshoe parish gives young families battling the drought an all-expenses-paid weekend away

drought family

THREE young families from drought-stricken northern cattle stations will have a break from the stress and worry with a visit to Ravenshoe’s Torimba Festival which starts this weekend. Ravenshoe parish is hosting the families to an all-expenses-paid weekend in the town. Parish pastoral leader for the Ravenshoe and Gulf Savannah parishes Deacon Peter de Haas said the aim was “to ... Read More »

‘Miracle’ rain needed in Queensland

Hard times

A SIMPLE prayer or message of support provides a “huge boost” to the morale of Queensland parishes suffering under the grip of severe drought. Townsville diocesan administrator Fr Mick Lowcock said parishioners in areas such as Julia Creek, Hughenden and Winton gained hope just from knowing there was someone out there who cared. “If they know there are people out ... Read More »

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