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Annual Catholic Campaign thanks

Director of resource development Peter de Keratry has written to people of Brisbane archdiocese to thank them for their generosity in the Annual Catholic Campaign.   THANK you, thank you, thank you. Because of the generosity of many benefactors in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, the recent You Make a Difference to Me Annual Catholic Campaign was a tremendous success. The ... Read More »

Mater begins work on new Springfield hospital

Healthy project: Turning the first sod for the official start of work on the Mater Private Hospital Springfield are (from left) Radiation Oncology Queensland chief executive officer Mark Middleton, Mater Private Hospitals executive officer Don Murray, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Springfield Land Corporation chairman Maha Sinnathamby and Springfield parish priest Fr Mauro Conte.   IT was all hands to ... Read More »

Nerang offers Mass for Samoan community

Cultural heritage: Young children after  the Mass in Samoan on October  6 at St Brigid’s Church, Nerang.   THE Gold Coast got a small taste of Samoan language and culture this month with a Mass at Nerang. Almost 100 people from various Gold Coast and Brisbane parishes attended the Mass on October 6. Maina Schuster, a St Brigid’s parishioner, along ... Read More »

Faith formation vital in early years

Archbishop Julian Porteous 2013-10-20

TEACHERS at Catholic schools should not only teach the faith, but should be visible witnesses to it, a leading educator told the 15th annual Call to Holiness Conference in Brisbane last weekend. Catholic Education Office Sydney religious education and evangelisation director Anthony Cleary made the comments during his speech at the conference focusing on the Second Vatican Council. About 100 ... Read More »

Capuchins honour St Francis’ legacy

Capuchins celebrate Mass with Bishop

THE Capuchin friars in Brisbane remembered the life and death of their patron St Francis of Assisi in a two-day celebration last week.As well as celebrating the feast day for St Francis, observed by Catholics on October 4, Franciscans worldwide also celebrate his passing from life to death on the eve of his feast day, known as the Transitus. Traditionally ... Read More »

Catholic Guy coming to Brisbane

Catholic Guy

MARKING the Year of Faith, Perth’s Bruce Downes, also known as The Catholic Guy, will host a Brisbane West Deanery mission event from October 16 – 22.The Catholic Guy Team facilitate parish missions and retreats across Australia.This is the first time they have attempted to run a retreat for an entire Deanery.The deanery is also special for Mr Downes and ... Read More »

Devoted couples show how marriage can work

Devoted couple and daughter

CARMEL Birgan had “a very exciting secret for a whole year”.The Birgans and 48 other couples celebrated their golden wedding anniversaries at St Stephen’s Cathedral on October 5.Twenty-two couples married for more than 50 years, including Giselle and Emmanuel Sarah celebrating their 65th anniversary, were also present.  But Carmel said there was one special difference for her and husband Michael.“I’d ... Read More »

First visit to Latin Mass community

Archbishop and Confirmandi from Brisbane's Latin Mass community

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge made his first visit to Brisbane’s Traditional Latin Mass Community to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 16 young people. It was the first time an Archbishop has visited the St Gregory’s Latin Mass Community in Brisbane. The 16 confirmation candidates, or Confirmandi, were aged between 12 and 20. Their confirmations were shared with a Pontifical ... Read More »

Priests welcome canonisation news

Saintly popes

BRISBANE priests Fathers Mauro Conte and Jan Bialasiewicz have spoken with pride and affection of their countrymen popes – John XXIII and John Paul II – following the setting of a date for their joint canonisations.Pope Francis announced on Monday September 30 the popes will be declared saints on April 27, 2014. The decision was announced during the first consistory ... Read More »

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