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Catholic Guy coming to Brisbane

Catholic Guy

MARKING the Year of Faith, Perth’s Bruce Downes, also known as The Catholic Guy, will host a Brisbane West Deanery mission event from October 16 – 22.The Catholic Guy Team facilitate parish missions and retreats across Australia.This is the first time they have attempted to run a retreat for an entire Deanery.The deanery is also special for Mr Downes and ... Read More »

First visit to Latin Mass community

Archbishop and Confirmandi from Brisbane's Latin Mass community

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge made his first visit to Brisbane’s Traditional Latin Mass Community to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 16 young people. It was the first time an Archbishop has visited the St Gregory’s Latin Mass Community in Brisbane. The 16 confirmation candidates, or Confirmandi, were aged between 12 and 20. Their confirmations were shared with a Pontifical ... Read More »

Igniting youth with passion for faith

BRISBANE’S Emmanuel Community has launched a new youth initiative with the hope to reinvigorate young people in the wider Catholic Church in Australia. The initiative, Ignite Youth, combines existing youth ministries, like Fuel, high school summer camp Zero Gravity, and the all-ages music conference The Beat, under one banner. The various events that would run under Ignite Youth include Ignite ... Read More »

Men and women are not equal in giftedness

man woman not the same

I am sorry to be the one to raise this issue but I am going to put it straight out there so there is no confusion – men and women are not equal. For two things to be equal they must be the same and it should be self-evident that a man and a woman are not the same. Not ... Read More »

Heaven’s fire ignites new life

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

THIS is Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s homily from the opening Mass at the Ignite conference on September 27, the feast day of St Vincent de Paul. THOSE of you who were in Rio for World Youth Day, or watched it on television in Australia, may recognise the mitre and the chasuble that I’m wearing.  They are the mitre and chasuble ... Read More »

Farewell brings new pastoral direction

Sr Kari Hatherall with Fr Vince Hobbs

PARISHIONERS from Holland Park-Mt Gravatt Parish bid farewell to their pastoral director Ursuline Sister Kari Hatherell on September 15.Sr Hatherell worked in the parish for nine years, in a role established by Archbishop John Bathersby in 2005 when the then parish priest Fr John Nee retired.As the primary leader of the parish, Sr Hatherell worked with several priests to celebrate ... Read More »

On fire for the faith

FAITH-FILLED young people took up the challenge to rise above the allure of secular culture and live for God at this year’s Ignite Conference. The four-day conference invited almost 1000 young people to unpack “The Call” that God has for their lives. The term “The Call” often implies a conversation about vocations and the main speakers raised the question of ... Read More »

Beaudesert school gutted by fire wins $20,000 to help rebuild

Beaudesert school gutted by fire wins $20,000 to help rebuild

ST Mary’s Primary School, Beaudesert has won $20,000 in a state-wide competition to rebuild the staffroom burnt down in a fire last month. The school beat more than 900 Queensland schools to win the QT Mutual Bank Staffroom for Improvement competition. More than 30,000 people registered to vote on the competition website, giving “apples” to schools and individual teachers. St ... Read More »

Our Lady honoured at Marian Valley

MORE than 600 people made the annual pilgrimage to Marian Valley, Canungra, for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady on Saturday, September 7. The feast day is regarded as one of the most significant celebrations for the Pauline Fathers, who as part of their charism oversee the popular Marian shrine. People were invited to pray to Our Lady ... Read More »

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