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NET Ministries teams breaking new ground

Missionary mindset: Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Envangelii Gaudium, Shayne Bennett (right) has asked Renee and Mark Doyle (NET Ministries Australia), Amanda Schoenfelder (Freedom Ministries), Travis Schoenfelder, Robert Shroeders (Freedom Ministires), and Niamh Healy to train the next generation of Catholic missionaries.

NET (National Evangelisation Teams) Ministries is offering an opportunity that, until this year, has been uncharted territory for the organisation. Two new teams, called Freedom Launch Teams were established, and placed at University of Queensland in Brisbane, and Mannix College, Monash University, in Melbourne. These teams have been called to reach out to students and help raise the Catholic identity ... Read More »

Power to live life louder

Catholic experience: Everybody got loud when the music kicked in at the annual Powerhouse of Leaders.

HUNDREDS of excited student leaders from across Brisbane archdiocese descended on the Powerhouse for an inspirational day of spiritual formation and leadership. The 400 young leaders gathered to hear from a stunning line-up of inspiring guest speakers who encouraged them to go out and Live Louder – Live Life to the Full, the theme for the 2015 Powerhouse of Leaders. ... Read More »

Modern, innovative design

THE Saint John Paul II Building is an iconic building within the serene ACU Banyo Campus. Its successful delivery required a design that reflected the most modern and innovative design principles whilst integrating with the ambience of the existing seminary buildings. Fully flexible internal spaces reflected the dynamic and changing nature of ACU as a growing university. Turner and Townsend ... Read More »

New ACU centrepiece

DESIGNED by Conrad Gargett, Saint John Paul II building is a landmark project for the Australian Catholic University. It is a centrepiece on campus for postgraduate learning, professional education, research and industry engagement. The building, designed in a cruciform plan, is open and inviting, where the public space of the campus extends through. The arced form embraces the Community Court ... Read More »

Open for business

New era: The new Saint John Paul II building at Australian Catholic University.

“MY job is to empower people, and my organisation transforms the lives of 30,000 young people across Australia each year.” Mark Doyle is clearly passionate about his role as chief executive officer of NET Ministries, a Catholic not-for-profit youth organisation. His recently completed MBA Executive at Australian Catholic University gave him the ability to balance work and study commitments and ... Read More »

Building with relationships at Tomkins

Leading the way: Tomkins Commercial and Industrial Builders on site at the new Saint John Paul II building at Australian Catholic University.

WHEN Tomkins Commercial and Industrial Builders were awarded the construction contract for the new Saint John Paul II building at the Australian Catholic University, the reason why was clear. “The relationship we have built with ACU over many years and many projects played a huge role in Tomkins winning the project,” Tomkins director Mike Tomkins said. “Quite simply, the university ... Read More »

ACU health research gains impetus from Mary MacKillop

Healing hands: Professor Julie Hides with international collaborators and physiotherapists, Mark Hollands and Helen Littleworth, investigate trunk muscle function in former Olympic cyclist, Alison Shanks.

ELITE sportsmen from top football teams including the Lions, Roar and the Reds, school sports players and women with various health issues can indirectly thank St Mary of the Cross MacKillop for the arrival of ACU’s new Musculoskeletal Research Centre in Brisbane. The centre and a research hub located in and beside the Mater Hospital precinct are part of ACU’s ... Read More »

Iconic building reflects ACU progress

Majestic building: The Saint John Paul II Building at Australian Catholic University Brisbane.

By Paul Dobbyn THE Saint John Paul II Building, a striking new addition to Australian Catholic University Brisbane, arrives at an especially apt time in the history of the campus, the university nationally and the Catholic Church. ACU Associate Vice-Chancellor (Brisbane) Professor Jim Nyland captured this at the official opening and blessing of the building on May 25. “I cannot imagine ... Read More »

Architects relished historic challenge

ARCHITECT Sipen Rojnavibul was enthusiastic when as principal of Conrad Gargett she was approached about a significant new building to fill a key space on the ACU’s Brisbane campus. What became the landmark Saint John Paul II Building occupied a commanding site directly opposite the heritage Holy Spirit Chapel. “The project would be the third key building addressing the ‘dove-shaped’ ... Read More »

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