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Brisbane school breathes new life into 81-year-old country church

Cooranga North church

THE last time Catholics living in Cooranga North saw their beautiful country church, it was listed for sale on a website. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, built in 1937, served Catholics in Dalby, in Toowoomba diocese, and then the neighbouring Jandowae community over 75 years before closing in 2013 due to low attendance rates and a lack of ... Read More »

New chapter at St Vincent’s Tooowoomba with opening of $30 million theatre complex

St Vincent's hospital blessing

THE opening of the Clive Berghofer Operating Theatre Suite on February 21 heralded a new chapter in the 96-year history of St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Toowoomba. The $30 million theatre complex, which added six new state-of-the-art operating theatres including a cutting-edge hybrid theatre, a new kitchen and a new main reception area for the hospital has been completed under budget ... Read More »

Mater Dei teachers set for quadruple ‘double trouble’

Four sets of twins from Mater Dei primary

HUNDREDS of students across the Toowoomba diocese waved goodbye to their mums and dads to head off to school for the first time early this year. One of Toowoomba’s Catholic schools – Mater Dei Primary School – witnessed this in a special way. It welcomed four sets of twins among its 75 Prep students. Mater Dei principal Chris Bartlett said ... Read More »

Stanthorpe Vinnies searching for owners of ‘precious’ photos dating back to late 1800s

Vinnies Stanthorpe photo collection

VOLUNTEERS in Vinnies Stanthorpe, within Toowoomba diocese, were thinking outside the donation box. In recent weeks the Creek Street outlet displayed a treasure trove of photo memorabilia found mostly “within books and furniture drawers” over the last six years. Centre co-ordinator Debbie Craven hoped visitors would assist to return the photos to rightful owners. “If we recognise anyone (in the ... Read More »

Polish priest’s mission dream goes bush

Fr Adam Woch

FR Adam Woch had thoughts of being a missionary in Brazil when he was ordained in Poland, and ending up in outback Queensland would’ve been beyond his wildest dreams. Now, as parish priest of St George-Dirranbandi, he could not be happier but the experience is nothing like he could have imagined. “For me, it’s a new experience,” he said. “I ... Read More »

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