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Historic change in education

By Emilie Ng CATHOLIC parents living in Brisbane’s western suburbs have a new secondary school option for their sons with the official opening of Ambrose Treacy College, Indooroopilly. Ambrose Treacy College replaces St Joseph’s Nudgee Junior College, an independent Catholic school for boys in Years 4 to 7. The new college offers classes for Years 4 to 12, with senior ... Read More »

The day I was truly out of the loop on Facebook

By Emilie Ng HOW did you feel the afternoon Facebook and Instagram crashed? Personally – and this may shock those who know my technology habits well – I was apathetic about the whole situation. Why, and how, you ask, could a person like me, who admittedly looks more at their iPhone screen than at the Bible, be indifferent about a ... Read More »

Helping the disadvantaged

By Emilie Ng REGINA Caeli Church, Coorparoo parishioner Aileen Heathwood made the Australia Day 2015 Honours List for her 17 years working as a volunteer at her local court. The 86-year-old was bursting to tell her four children she had been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division for her work as a volunteer at Holland ... Read More »

Young sisters bringing joy to the world

By Emilie Ng VOCATIONS are thriving at Brisbane’s Sisters of St Paul de Chartres convent with six young sisters making their first professions at St Stephen’s Cathedral on February 2. Sr Marie Claude Vo, 27, Sr Rosario Tran, 32, Sr Marie Josephine Phan, 28, Sr Anna Pham, 27, Sr Marion Tran, 30, and Sr Theresa Maria Dao, 24, all originally from ... Read More »

Vinnies’ volunteers offering children a ‘lifelong memory’

By Emilie Ng NOT every child has the luxury of regular holidays, so St Vincent de Paul Society Gold Coast and Country Youth representative Emmaline Ayling brings the holidays to children. Emmaline joined 25 volunteers for last month’s Vinnies Gold Coast and Country Kids Camps, which offers children from disadvantaged homes a chance to have a holiday or break from ... Read More »

No outstanding debt for new Gold Coast church

GENEROUS donors and a bequest of $1.2 million will leave Surfers Paradise parish “completely debt free” when the new Stella Maris Church opens in February. For four years, parish priest Fr Tim Harris has promised Broadbeach Catholics a new church to replace the one they had loved for 50 years. Fr Harris said he was “humbled” that parishioners responded so ... Read More »

Real Talk ready to spread message in state schools

By Emilie Ng MORE Australian schools will hear the truth about sexuality as Real Talk Australia’s team expands their audience and staff in 2015. The Brisbane-based ministry has primarily worked with Catholic schools, but last year managing director Paul Ninnes was hopeful their message would be taken into state schools. Now directors of a Toowoomba-based Christian ministry retiring from presenting ... Read More »

Harmonious household

By Emilie Ng PIANO lessons are not compulsory in the Webb family, but according to mum Fiona, go without them and life would be “a bit boring”. Fortunately for Mrs Webb and her husband Paul, boredom is not an issue at home since all 12 of their children are committed to perfecting skills on the piano and at least one ... Read More »

Eager start for Izak and Mason

By Emilie Ng SCHOOL may not start until 8.30am weekdays, but twins Izak and Mason Ford were ready for their first school day at Clairvaux MacKillop College, Upper Mt Gravatt, by 5.10am. Their uniforms were neatly pressed, their new school shoes polished and their favourite part of the uniform, the school ties, were knotted in place all before their parents ... Read More »

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