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NAIDOC Week family fun day brings culture together

NAIDOC Week

THOUSANDS across south-east Queensland turned out to take part in the NAIDOC Week family fun day at Brisbane’s Musgrave Park on July 8. “It’s bringing all the culture into one spot and showing our achievements,” David Miller, a team member with the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Murri Ministry, said. Featuring song, traditional dance, and art and crafts, the event is one of ... Read More »

The Beatitudes show the way of Christ, MGL priest Fr Ken Barker says

Fr Ken Barker

JOY and love are irresistibly attractive, says Fr Ken Barker, who is founder of the Missionaries of God’s Love and author of a new book The Way of Jesus: a reflection on the Beatitudes.  In a world desperately seeking happiness, Fr Barker’s book is a great guide to experiencing lasting joy and love.  The book, launched recently in St Thomas ... Read More »

Clergy relish trip down memory lane on jubilees

jubilarians

RETIRED priest Fr Bernie Costigan was 25 when he walked through St Stephen’s Cathedral to become a changed man. The year was 1966, and Fr Costigan was to take his first step on the long walk down the centre aisle to enter the priesthood. “Well, it was all very exciting in a way, and very humbling,” he said. Fifty years ... Read More »

Catholic Education Week “Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy”

Catholic Education Week

  CATHOLIC primary and secondary schools across Brisbane archdiocese have joined in the festivities to celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 24-30. The week’s theme for 2016 focuses around “Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy”, providing Catholic school communities with an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the high-quality, innovative work they do, while highlighting their holistic philosophy of education.  ... Read More »

Collector gives religious collection stamp of approval

Stamp collector

MAX Lennox is proud of his impressive collection of great religious art works – including The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, and The Elevation of the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens. “While some of the greatest artists applied their talents to canvas, I have those wonderful canvases reproduced on stamps,” he said. Mr Lennox has amassed tens of thousands ... Read More »

Queensland’s top teachers will crack six figure annual salaries

Teachers

EXPERIENCED classroom teachers in Catholic schools across Queensland are set to receive a salary boost above $100,000. “This is a very significant achievement, and has the potential to keep the most talented teachers in the classroom,” Independent Education Union Queensland branch secretary Terry Burke said. “From July 1, 2018 very experienced teachers will receive $100,972 – and that is agreed.”  ... Read More »

Rosies to offer friendship to Bayside’s homeless and marginalised

Rosies on the Bayside

CATHOLIC charity Rosies is busy training volunteers for a new branch opening soon on Brisbane’s bayside. The new branch will provide a mobile street van service and support for the area’s homeless, poor and struggling. “We are very excited about this initiative. There’s a need, as there is in every community,” Rosies volunteers and outreach programs co-ordinator Cathy Lindsay said. ... Read More »

Dedicated teachers shaping lives for the future

BCE awards

SIX outstanding educators have been acknowledged for their innovation and leadership at the annual Brisbane Catholic Education Excellence in Teaching Awards. With more than 35 finalists representing 14 schools, family, friends, sponsors and special guests gathered at Victoria Park Golf Club to witness Brisbane archdiocese vicar general Monsignor Peter Meneely and BCE executive director Pam Betts present the awards and ... Read More »

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