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College upgrades opened

By Emilie Ng YOUNG women at Mary MacKillop College, Nundah, have been given greater opportunities to change the world with a new million-dollar refurbishment. More than $3 million, including over $1.9 million from the government, has gone into renewing Mary MacKillop College’s grounds to modernise existing facilities and buildings. Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Brian Finnigan blessed the new college grounds and presided ... Read More »

Shrine for Pere Laval

By Emilie Ng CATHOLICS from the island nation Mauritius will soon be able to venerate the country’s great hero, French Catholic priest and missionary Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval. Mauritians across the state will visit Marian Valley, Canungra, on September 20 for the blessing and opening of Blessed Laval’s shrine, the first in Queensland. Blessed Laval’s shrine at Marian Valley is a ... Read More »

Bringing hope back

By EMILIE NG MEALS, laughter and bagpipe marches are what Wilcannia-Forbes’ new bishop Columba Macbeth-Green has ordered for the people in his diocese. Bishop Macbeth-Green has travelled more than 10,000km visiting Catholics in the northern, eastern and central parts of the NSW diocese. The long drives have passed by quickly with the help of solid country music and Celtic soundtracks. ... Read More »

Little footy fans remember loving teacher

By Emilie Ng YOUNG footy fans in Windsor dressed up in their best jerseys during school to remember members of the community who have been battling with cancer. Students and staff at St Mary of the Cross School on Brisbane’s northside took part in the national Footy Colours Day fundraiser to support children with cancer. The fundraiser is organised by Fight ... Read More »

Expansion plan

By Emilie Ng QUEENSLAND men are heeding the call to the priesthood so rapidly that their home at Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary, Banyo, has needed a transformation. Construction is underway to make room for what has been called the biggest intake of seminarians in decades in the archdiocese. New and current seminarians will see new teaching facilities, a $5.5 million multi-purpose ... Read More »

Welcome to new friends

Welcoming refugees

ASYLUM seekers were honoured at the second Welcome benefit gig in West End for the Capuchin Friars’ outreach ministry on August 31. Young adults across Brisbane again poured generous donations to aid St Francis Place, a weekly ministry providing English classes, lunch and other activities for people seeking asylum in Brisbane. Attendants said the evening provided great opportunities to personally ... Read More »

Rich in faith and cultures

El Salvadorians at the Multicultural Mass

UNIVERSAL pride filled St Stephen’s Cathedral at last weekend’s annual Multicultural Mass for the Brisbane archdiocese. Vibrant colours, jubilant songs and prayers in multiple tongues featured at the Mass, held this year to close National Migrant and Refugee Week. Catholics representing more than 20 ethnic groups from around the archdiocese gathered to witness just how far the Gospel has spread. ... Read More »

Oratory welcomes a new seminarian

SHARING a house with a parish priest offered more than just simple accommodation for the Brisbane Oratory’s newest seminarian Tyson King. For several months, the Western Australian-born young man lived with the parish priest of Glendalough, just north of Perth, who is also the founder of an order that promotes perpetual Adoration. It was in adoration that Mr King considered ... Read More »

Jessika finds faith journey ‘rougher than the seas’

By Emilie Ng MOTHER Teresa’s biography includes a chilling period of darkness that was said to have lasted more than 50 years. Biographies say the Albanian-born beatified could not feel God, so she looked for Him in the thousands of abandoned men and women lined up on the streets of Calcutta. Ireland’s patron St Patrick also wrote in a diary ... Read More »

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