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Expansion plan

By Emilie Ng QUEENSLAND men are heeding the call to the priesthood so rapidly that their home at Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary, Banyo, has needed a transformation. Construction is underway to make room for what has been called the biggest intake of seminarians in decades in the archdiocese. New and current seminarians will see new teaching facilities, a $5.5 million multi-purpose ... Read More »

Our Lady’s celebrating the best of golden years

Our Lady's original class

LEAVING school might be a significant milestone, but not for past pupils from Our Lady’s College, Annerley. Instead of just moving on, many who have graduated from the college have been keen to maintain close connections with the school community. Hundreds of them have returned this year to organise and celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. Past pupil association president Joanne ... Read More »

Students march for peace

Peace march in Logan

THE community of St Francis College, Crestmead, has taken to the streets to pray for peace. More than 500 primary school students and staff marched down Browns Plains Road to St Maximilian Kolbe Church in their fourth annual march for peace on August 14. The event garnered positive support from the locals of Crestmead and the wider community. Marsden associate ... Read More »

Pope praying for Sam today

Pope prays for DMD sufferers

POPE Francis offered prayerful support for the “humanitarian fight” of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in the lead-up to its first international awareness day today (September 7).  Pope Francis’ acknowledgement of sufferers and their families who live with the challenges of the degenerative muscle condition of one in about 3600 males has “humbled” Brisbane’s Kelly Uchytil, mother of DMD sufferer Sam, 14. ... Read More »

Rich in faith and cultures

El Salvadorians at the Multicultural Mass

UNIVERSAL pride filled St Stephen’s Cathedral at last weekend’s annual Multicultural Mass for the Brisbane archdiocese. Vibrant colours, jubilant songs and prayers in multiple tongues featured at the Mass, held this year to close National Migrant and Refugee Week. Catholics representing more than 20 ethnic groups from around the archdiocese gathered to witness just how far the Gospel has spread. ... Read More »

Brisbane student to say ‘g’day’ to Pope Francis

Cameron will talk to Pope Francis next week

CAMERON Harder-Hutton found out on Monday that next week he will need to make an important phone call that he will never forget. The Year 12 student will call Pope Francis at 1am on September 5 to take part in a global meeting with six other young representing the world’s continents. He will be the only person to represent Oceania ... Read More »

Celebrating the gift of diversity

By Paul Dobbyn THE annual Multicultural Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral this Sunday, August 31, promises to be another colourful and prayerful celebration of Brisbane archdiocese’s cultural diversity. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge will be the main celebrant at the Mass which starts at 2.30pm. The Mass is held on the last Sunday of August each year in observance of the ... Read More »

Brisbane joy for India’s saint

THE Malayalam Catholic community recently gathered at St John’s Church, Northgate, to celebrate the feast of India’s first and only native-born saint – St Alphonsa. Melbourne Syro-Malabar Bishop Mar Bosco Puthur, with six priests, concelebrated a solemn high Mass in the saint’s honour on August 3. Claude Gonsalves, among those present, said the liturgical celebration “culminated with the faithful processing ... Read More »

Caritas director leads the dash for cash for the poor

By Paul Dobbyn CARITAS diocesan director Joseph Foley,  teachers and students from archdiocesan schools are on the starting blocks of the Bridge to Brisbane fun run to raise funds for vulnerable families in Oceania, Asia and Africa. Mr Foley said the 20-strong Caritas Ks team hoped to raise at least $5000 to ensure improved supplies of drinking water for people ... Read More »

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