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Marina Castellanos says COVID-19 is a call to ‘look back to Jesus’ and see what He wants from us

“YOU put your heart into whatever you do, not because you’re expecting someone to reward you – it’s just to see people happy and smiling,” Latin American Catholic Community member Marina Castellanos said. Mrs Castellanos knew a thing or two about volunteering. She had volunteered with the Latin American Catholic Community for more than 28 years and spent 10 years ... Read More »

Faithful gathering safely as more churches open their doors and restrictions ease on funerals in Queensland

PARISHIONERS are returning to Queensland churches in the flesh, and at St Brigid’s Church, Red Hill, there was no better day to celebrate that than the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) last Sunday. About 50 people gathered after Corpus Christi Mass, suitably distanced, to be present with Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament ... Read More »

There is no day you are ‘meant’ to get married

I WAS meant to get married this weekend. My fiancée and I had picked out June 13 as our wedding date, which seemed providential because we picked it without realising it was the feast day of St Anthony of Padua. This was symbolically significant to me. I had schooled at Padua College and had even been to Padua, Italy, on ... Read More »

Church denounces malicious emails claiming to be from Catholic sources – they are not

MALICIOUS emails have been sent to random recipients claiming to be from Catholic parishes, dioceses and other Church organisations – they were not. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement denouncing the emails and their contents. Their contents mention one or more of the following – Cardinal George Pell, the complainant in his criminal trial, COVID-19 and most recently ... Read More »

Livestream Mass celebrates 100 years of Stuartholme in St Madeleine Sophie’s care

SISTERS of the Sacred Heart tuned in from Indonesia and interstate to a livestream Mass celebrating the feast of St Madeleine Sophie Barat and the centenary of Stuartholme School, Toowong, on May 25. Toowong parish priest Fr Wrex Woolnough celebrated the Mass joined by students, both boarders at their homes and day-students in classrooms, staff and Sacred Heart sisters. Sacred ... Read More »

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