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What is your calling?

By Adam Burns WHEN I was discerning becoming a priest, many people pointed out to me how young I was.  It was often a surprise to many people to see a 19 or 20-year-old training to be a priest. The running joke at the seminary was that some of the other students were old enough to be my father. Our ... Read More »

What do we need to live a good life?

By Jess Woodward THE four cardinal virtues of courage, prudence, justice and wisdom were first outlined as necessary for living a good life by Plato in “The Republic” and then explored in the context of Christianity by Sts Ambrose, Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. This year, Australian Catholic University Campus Ministry has launched a new initiative, “The Human Virtues Series”, in ... Read More »

Rosies – a community built in faith

ROSIES – Friends on the Street is inviting students from Catholic and other independent schools across Queensland to see life through the eyes of the poor. The organisation partners with the schools to provide young people with opportunities to assist people who are homeless and socially excluded. It also offers the students the chance to more deeply engage with their ... Read More »

Vocations focus for Marist youth

By Sharni-Lee Moore “VOCATIONS: Call Waiting” was the theme for this year’s Marist Youth Ministry Year 12 Forum. It was a gathering of students from across Queensland and Northern NSW, for a weekend of open, honest conversation about where the students are recognising and responding to God’s personal call in their lives. As young people, quite often layers are placed ... Read More »

New horizons for Real Talk

BRISBANE-based ministry Real Talk has become one of Australia’s leading specialists in speaking about the topics of relationships, personal identity and sex. The dynamic ministry has now worked in around 100 schools across Australia, with presentations generating real change in the young people who participate. One retreatant said they were “inspired” by a Real Talk presentation at their school.  “You ... Read More »

Brisbane NET team transforming lives

A YOUNG woman from Ireland is devoting a year to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ among high school students in Brisbane archdiocese. Niamh Healy, from County Meath in Ireland, is on this year’s Brisbane National Evangelisation  Team. The 24-year-old, who first met Netters in her homeland, said: “I remember thinking that these people were somehow different but I ... Read More »

Youth welcomed

YOUNG adults in Brisbane are working together with the Capuchin Friars in an ongoing project to support their outreach welcoming asylum seekers settling into Brisbane. The project, known as Welcome, is a regular benefit for young adults, and aims to raise awareness and money for the friars’ outreach work, St Francis’ Place. Over 150 young people attended the first Welcome ... Read More »

Lighting the way for youth

“EXCITING”, “fresh” and “inspiring” are key elements featuring in the Our Lady of Fatima Latin American Community Youth Groups. A revamp undertaken by the community has led to the formation of two youth groups each catering for the different needs of young people growing up in Brisbane. “Encounter Youth” is targeted towards 12-17-year-olds and “is a space where teenagers can ... Read More »

Young people making a difference

MORE than 1523 young people provide a hand up to those in need through the various youth programs at St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. Guided by the words of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, who was a student when he founded the Society, these young Vincentians and volunteers deliver programs and services to assist those in need. “Be kind and love, ... Read More »

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