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50 years of priesthood

FATHER Lewy Keelty’s celebration of 50 years of priesthood comes at a time when his Oblate community at Iona College, Wynnum, also celebrates Fr Mark Edwards becoming a bishop. Fr Keelty was due to celebrate his anniversary yesterday (December 20) and Fr Edwards’ episcopal ordination was to have been held on Wednesday (December 17) in Melbourne, where he will serve ... Read More »

Game on for the Shakhovskoys

By Emilie Ng CHILDHOOD jokes about starting a family-owned business have become serious work for four owners of Brisbane’s newest attraction, Escape Hunt. Siblings Matt, Simon, Paul and Giovanna Shakhovskoy, all born in Brisbane and connected to the Emmanuel Community, launched the city’s newest “live detective escape-room game”. The international franchise is already in 27 cities worldwide, but the Shakhovskoys ... Read More »

Home for Christmas

House opening

SUNSHINE Coast retirees Maureen and Bevan Gallagher could not have wished for a better Christmas gift – their 38-year-old son Kieran, who has “profound and multiple disabilities”, is happy in his own home for the first time in his life. The couple, members of the Stella Maris Parish at Maroochydore, had both had health scares as they head into old ... Read More »

New mission for St Luke’s

By Emilie Ng BURANDA’S Catholic community is gearing up for a new mission providing aged care services, parish administrator vicar general Monsignor Peter Meneely has confirmed. St Luke’s Buranda, one of two Spanish mission-style churches in Brisbane, is to be surrounded by a new retirement village, St Luke’s Green, confirmed for completion by 2016. Msgr Meneely said a new retirement ... Read More »

New centre opens

HEALTH care continues to be top priority for Holy Cross Laundry, which officially opened its new $35 million facility in Banyo on December 3. The opening marked the end of more than 100 years of services in Holy Cross Laundry’s former Wooloowin facility. It also coincided with the 125th anniversary since Holy Cross Laundry opened in 1889 by Sir Henry ... Read More »

St Stephen’s Cathedral built on the rock of Jesus

By Peter Bugden BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge, celebrating the feast of the Dedication of the Cathedral of St Stephen on December 4, reminded worshippers who gathered there that if they were not living more deeply dedicated to Jesus Christ then the cathedral would be like “a house built on sand”. Archbishop Coleridge, in his homily at the feast day Mass, reflected ... Read More »

Fr Gerard farewelled from his beloved Inala

DIVINE Word Missionaries Father Gerard Mulholland, in the months leading up to his death from Motor Neurone Disease in Sydney, expressed a desire to be buried from his beloved St Mark’s Parish, Inala. “I’ve really loved Inala … the people there, and the kids, they’ve all been great,” the late-vocation priest had once told a close friend. “It’s a vibrant ... Read More »

‘You have to pray’

By Emilie Ng PRAYER saved internationally renowned French priest Fr Jacques Philippe from almost turning his back on God. The Community of the Beatitudes priest was in his mid-20s when he experienced “a time of crisis”. “I was a little lost and I did not go anymore to church,” Fr Philippe said. This short but difficult period, which Fr Philippe ... Read More »

New priest thanks God

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE’S newest priest Fr Stephen Camiolo has only God to thank for leading him towards his ordination at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Monday, December 8. Fr Camiolo, originally from Wooloowin, said his ordination was “above all … in thanks to God who got me here”. “After all the years of study, it’s finally come to fruition, and ... Read More »

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