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Fr Creed reaches 100 at Southport

A parishioner congratulates Fr Creed as he grasps a blessing from Pope Francis.

RETIRED priest Fr Vincent Creed was surrounded by loved ones when he turned 100 on Tuesday, October 22. Friends, family and seven priests celebrated with Fr Creed at Mary Immaculate Church, Ashmore.South Coast dean Fr Peter Dillon, Fr Tony Guelen, Fr Greg Burke, Fr Mark Reynolds, Fr Brendan Hayes, Fr Brian Cosgrove, Fr Malcolm Giranfold, and Fr Peter Foley concelebrated ... Read More »

Church pulse strong in Brisbane

NET Ministries supervisor Jeremy Grear, Church Resources business development manager Debbie Yeo, Archbishop Mark Coleridge and NET Ministries supervisor Justin Mourits at the ACP lunch and Clare O’Donovan and Sujata Saha.

“WHEN I take the pulse of Brisbane archdiocese it’s not the pulse of someone who is dying … I’m not whistling in the dark when I say it’s a very powerful pulse.” Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane with these words captured his key impression of the archdiocese, which he has led since May 2012. The comments came during a talk ... Read More »

Irish Masses

THE Irish Australian Support Association of Queensland will hold its first Gold Coast November Remembrance Mass in Guardian Angels Church, Southport, at noon on Sunday, November 24. Brisbane’s Mass will be held today, November 3, at St James’ Church, Coorparoo, at 1pm. The association, established in 2007, helps recently arrived young Irish families settle into the Australian lifestyle and provides ... Read More »

Equestrian order’s world leader to visit Brisbane

Peter Carroll meets Pope Francis during the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre’s recent gathering in Rome as the order’s Pro-Grandmaster Cardinal Edwin O’Brien watches on.

QUEENSLAND’S leader of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre has been busy since his investiture last year. Peter Carroll attended a gathering of leaders of the order with 55 other lieutenants in Rome from September 10 to 12, followed by a pilgrimage with 4000 EOHS members. Now he’s preparing to welcome the order’s Pro-Grandmaster Cardinal Edwin O’Brien to Brisbane ... Read More »

Sister Marcella celebrating 60 years as a Carmelite

Sister Marcella celebrates 60 years as a Carmelite with Archbishop Mark Coleridge, family and friends.

CARMELITE Sister Marcella had an “over-whelming” celebration last weekend to mark her diamond jubilee of her profession in 1953. Family and friends, including her “very best friend” from high school who she last saw 10 years ago, were there to celebrate with Sr Marcella. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated Mass in honour of Sr Marcella’s life in the Carmelites. “I ... Read More »

Kids’ club building faith for 10 years

Adults and children from the Catholic Kids Net at Sunnybank parish celebrating a decade of faith.

ONE decade has passed since Sunny-bank parish began its children’s club Catholic Kids Net or CKNET. CKNET is based on a United States non-profit, educational club focusing on character formation of younger children combining parental involvement, entertaining mass media products and the kids’ clubs. Past and present members of CNKET joined Sunnybark parishioners in a Mass on October 20 to ... Read More »

New body to lead in evangelisation

EVANGELISATION Brisbane will be the new guiding entity for the arch-diocese’s faith and mission journey from the start of next year. The new entity will replace Faith and Life, which since 2005 has run a range of services to parishes and deaneries and ecclesial organisations, and supported large-scale pastoral projects such as Pray 2010. Archdiocesan vicar general Monsignor Peter Meneely ... Read More »

Stream of despair

WELL-educated and seemingly prosperous people are becoming part of “a new stream of despair” encountered by Kenmore’s St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers. One man was recruited from overseas as a mining engineer with 28 years’ experience in coal mining and arrived two years ago in Australia with a wife and a child. Having lost his job due to the ... Read More »

Royal Commission information flyers released

Archbishop Mark Coleridge 2013-09-08

THE distribution of more than 70,000 information flyers will give Catholics throughout Brisbane archdiocese and the rest of Australia  greater understanding of the Church’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The flyers outline the role of the Truth Justice and Healing Council in engaging with the Royal Commission and its role as an advisory ... Read More »

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