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Chermside West priest handing on award-winning Christmas lights tradition

CHERMSIDE West’s next parish priest will inherit thousands of Christmas lights as outgoing pastor Fr Gerard McMorrow moves to a church in Southport. The jovial Irish priest, who has been at Chermside since 2002 and Wavell Heights since 2011, is the new pastor of the Southport parish on the Gold Coast. When he moves to the new coastal community in ... Read More »

Living Waters flowing between Bribie and Kilcoy as new parish border established

JESUS’ promise to be living waters to all who believe is now a promise to residents of two communities within Brisbane’s Northern Rivers deanery. As of January 1, the Catholic parishes of Stanley River and neighbouring Caboolture have united to form one community, known as the Living Waters parish. From the official decree of establishment, signed by Brisbane Archbishop Mark ... Read More »

Rochedale parish extends Jesus Christ’s love to their neighbouring religious communities

ROCHEDALE parish is working on the assumption that God’s love shouldn’t be hidden inside the church.  For the past few months, the parish has welcomed Muslims and Anglicans through their solid timber-and-brick church, following the footsteps of the great missionary St Francis Xavier.   The connection with the Muslim community grew out of one of the worst tragedies of 2019. ... Read More »

Rosies boss Deacon Andrew O’Brien taking on a new role with Brisbane archbishop

BRISBANE’S homeless will have to live with seeing Deacon Andrew O’Brien less on the streets as he takes up a new role to support Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s office. The former Queensland general manager for Rosies, a ministry established by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate to bring friendship to the homeless, is the new director of the Archbishop of Brisbane’s office. ... Read More »

Iraqi bishop visiting Brisbane calls for fighting between ‘big powers’ to stop

MOSUL’S leader of Syriac Catholics has asked “the big powers” in the United States and Iran to let the Iraqi people live in dignity, as tensions escalate over the combating countries. Archbishop Youhanna Boutros Moshe is leader of the Syriac Catholic Archeparchy of Mosul, in northern Iraq, located about 90km from the Erbil US military base that was struck by ... Read More »

Can the tango help young Catholics have a better marriage?

WHEN Pope Francis told young lovers in his apostolic exhortation on love to dance towards immense hope, he probably didn’t mean do the tango. But Ben Smith, the director of Life, Marriage and Family for Hobart archdiocese, thinks a dose of social dancing can be effective in teaching young people about the sanctity of marriage. That’s why he’s invited Katrina ... Read More »

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