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Connecting with our saintly dead – the holy purpose of relics

WHEN Angela Grounds received a precious container from her mum years ago, the parting gift came with a warning. “Mum said to me, ‘Don’t ever lose it, this is St Thérèse’,” Mrs Grounds recalled. That gift, a tiny circular box, housed a set of Rosary beads, and inside the crucifix at the tail of the beaded chain was a tiny ... Read More »

Carmelite Sister to venerate St Thérèse relics again, this time in the habit

CARMELITE Sister Catherine Ann will pray for her beloved country Australia when she sits in the presence of her spiritual sister St Thérèse of Lisieux this month. Sr Catherine Ann, a member of the Carmelites in Ormiston, on Brisbane’s southern bayside, is one of hundreds anticipating the arrival of the relics of St Thérèse and her parents Sts Zelie and ... Read More »

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 »

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