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James Anderson is uncovering the mystery of the historic book in his late father’s hanky drawer

MONTHS after his father John Keith Anderson died, Geebung parishioner James Anderson was sorting through his dad’s old handkerchief drawer when he found three mysterious items – an old car VIN plate, a roll of 35mm film and a Plenary Council 1937 Catholic Catechism booklet. It was the latter that stumped Mr Anderson. The booklet contained prayers, a question-and-answer catechism ... Read More »

Blossoming Alpha program leading people back to Jesus and His Church at Springfield Parish

FOUR Springfield parishioners have come back to the Church and the sacraments after attending the popular worldwide evangelisation program, Alpha. Judy Fakaosi Siaki, Brett Larsson, Jessica Thompson and Victoria Laban completed the Alpha program through the Springfield Parish, with the help of the parish’s evangelisation director Vanessa Comninos.  “Alpha is how we, at Springfield Parish, change lives,” Mrs Comninos said. ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholic lifesaving stalwart John McClelland honoured in Queen’s Birthday list

REGENTS Park parishioner and former lifesaver John McClelland was among several Catholics who were recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mr McClelland joined fellow Catholics honoured including Chinese-Australian former ballet dancer Li Cunxin, former Australian rugby union captain Stephen Moore, education leader Dr Bill Sultmann and Fr Robert Sheridan, from New South Wales. Mr McClelland said he was ... Read More »

Hendra parishioners on a high celebrating 90 years of faith-filled history

HENDRA parishioners have always been sitting closer to Heaven than others. In July 1929, Brisbane archdiocese secured the most elevated portion of land in Hendra – a flat and aluminium-rich farming suburb. Ninety years later, the parish was still on a high when it celebrated its anniversary Mass on June 9 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church. “It’s nice ... Read More »

Toni Janke is making a difference ‘one family at a time’ by getting out of the way and letting God work

HOW’S this for a job description – “My job is to get out of the way, and let God do His work”? That’s what it boils down to for Toni Janke in her role as Indigenous Services co-ordinator within Centacare Family and Relationship Services’ Brisbane Metropolitan Region. Day to day she’s supporting people in crisis, sometimes facing the toughest time ... Read More »

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