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Fr Tony Casey remembered as a gentle pastor

FORMER Coffs Harbour parish priest Fr Anthony John Casey, who died at the age of 90, was remembered as a gentle pastor and diligent worker at a Requiem Mass held at St Augustine’s Church.  Fr Casey died on January 8 in Ballina. Lismore Bishop Gregory Homeming and many priests of the diocese concelebrated the Mass on January 16.  In his ... Read More »

New Catholic college in Cairns named after St John Henry Newman

THE new secondary college planned for the James Cook University campus at Smithfield, Cairns, has been named Newman Catholic College. Cairns Bishop James Foley announced the name following community consultation and recommendations from the Catholic Northern Beaches Parish, whose parishioners strongly endorsed the recognition of the recently canonised St John Henry Newman (pictured). “Having spent considerable time with the writings ... Read More »

Catholics gear up for bushfire collections on Australia Day

CATHOLIC parishes across Australia are preparing to dig deep with special bushfire collections at Masses over the Australia Day weekend.  The national Church action is in support of the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal, and to aid efforts connecting people in need with people who can help. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge announced the collection on January 7, saying: ... Read More »

Marist Fathers farewelled in Gladstone after 118 years

Marist Fathers farewelled in Gladstone

GLADSTONE parish said farewell to the last Marist Fathers who served the parish for 118 years at celebrations on November 23 and 24. Since 1901, there had been a succession of priests who ministered to the people of the city and the outlying towns and communities.  Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy said the presence of the Marist Fathers in the diocese ... Read More »

Real-world problems used as focus for learning

SCIENCE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at St Mary’s College, Toowoomba, uses real-world problems to spark curiosity and teach. This is reinforced through integrated learning in the classroom whilst also providing extra-curricular opportunities for boys.  This includes a timetabled STEM class for Year 9s where they concentrate on solving real-world issues throughout Term 3, before competing in the international First ... Read More »

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