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St Leo’s College turns 100 next year

Residents at St Leo's College

SPONSORED BY ST LEO’S COLLEGE   NEXT year St Leo’s College, within the University of Queensland, turns 100 and wants you to help celebrate.  If you are, or you know someone who is, a Leonian tell them to get in touch with St Leo’s so they can find out all the exciting events planned for next year. The celebrations will ... Read More »

The Beatitudes show the way of Christ, MGL priest Fr Ken Barker says

Fr Ken Barker

JOY and love are irresistibly attractive, says Fr Ken Barker, who is founder of the Missionaries of God’s Love and author of a new book The Way of Jesus: a reflection on the Beatitudes.  In a world desperately seeking happiness, Fr Barker’s book is a great guide to experiencing lasting joy and love.  The book, launched recently in St Thomas ... Read More »

Why I don’t drink alcohol: A teenager’s perspective

alcohol

I AM 19 years old; I have never touched alcohol and I never will. So now that I have your attention, let me explain. Firstly I would just like to make one thing clear – I have absolutely nothing against alcohol or people who drink and in no way, shape or form am I saying that alcohol is bad.  In ... Read More »

Krakow 2016: What happens after World Youth Day?

World Youth Day

THROUGHOUT the planning and preparation that goes into organising pilgrimages for WYD2016, a lot of focus has been on how best to  prepare and support pilgrims throughout the WYD pilgrimage experience. It is just as essential, however, to consider the question of what happens after WYD and how we can support pilgrims after this “mountain top” experience?  In 2014, Archbishop ... Read More »

Youth Feature: National conference to draw more young to Jesus

Ignite Conference

SPONSORED BY IGNITE YOUTH for IGNITE CONFERENCE   IGNITE Conference is a national Catholic youth conference held in Brisbane.  It’s about encountering Jesus Christ and the Church, experiencing dynamic faith, being equipped for living the Christian life, and being empowered to impact the Church and the world. Every year Ignite Conference draws more than 1300 adults, students, kids, ministry leaders, ... Read More »

Youth Leader: Encouragement and community shine through at ACU

Ashleigh Turnbull

SPONSORED BY AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY   ASHLEIGH Turnbull is passionate about sport and exercise, so when it came to choosing where to study these two areas, the combination of an outstanding reputation for exercise science, small class sizes, and attentive lecturers contributed to her decision to enrol at Australian Catholic University.  ACU has some of the world’s leading exercise scientists ... Read More »

Youth Feature: Annual Powerhouse of Leaders learn true meaning of mercy

Powerhouse of Leaders

SPONSORED BY BRISBANE CATHOLIC EDUCATION    LAUGHTER, joy and a few tears filled the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm when more than 400 student leaders came together for an inspirational day of spiritual formation and leadership. The student leaders from Brisbane Catholic Education and religious institute schools across Brisbane archdiocese gathered at the annual Powerhouse of Leaders to hear an ... Read More »

Youth Leader: Counting down to 2016 youth expo

youth-expo

SPONSORED BY ST STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY (YAM) THE St Stephen’s Cathedral’s Youth and Vocations Expo 2016 welcomes youth and young adults to engage with more than 30 Catholic youth ministries, religious congregations and multicultural communities, to share live music, cultural sweets, souvenirs, food, drinks and a free Aussie barbecue. The expo, on Sunday, August 7, sparks youth evangelisation ... Read More »

Youth Leader: Run the good race with all your heart

vocations

SPONSORED BY VOCATION BRISBANE RUNNING Man – it seems another craze takes hold in the world.  I actually think this one is very funny. But consider the running man – my boo vocation.  Where are we running to – on the spot or toward something?   I pray that we continually run toward God with all our heart in answer ... Read More »

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