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Sacrifices honoured on remembrance day

Thin blue line

“EVERY day I pray not one police officer will be injured and not one more name will be added to the list.”Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart addressed these words to a sombre National Police Remembrance Day gathering, packing St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, September 27.The list to which he referred was of Queensland’s 140 “fine officers lost since the death ... Read More »

Murdered police officer’s family honour his memory

The family of Constable Albert Price

NATIONAL Police Remembrance Day bears painful significance for Aspley’s 85-year-old Trevor Price.Each year, the longtime St Dympna’s parishioner remembers in a special way his grandfather Constable Albert Price, a policeman who died on duty in 1905 after being stabbed twice while arresting an offender in Mackay.Mr Price, speaking after the remembrance day service in St Stephen’s Cathedral on September 27, ... Read More »

Cardinal to visit

Cardinal to visit

US Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, the spiritual leader of a group of Catholic men and women supporting the work of the Church in the Holy Land, will visit Brisbane in November. The cardinal was appointed as Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in August 2011. Queensland EOHSJ lieutenancy secretary Edward Foley said Cardinal O’Brien would ... Read More »

St Brigid’s unites for sacramental day

St Brigid’s unites for sacramental day

FAMILY and the community came together at St Brigid’s Church, Nerang this month to make the annual sacramental program something special. Parish priest Fr Rafal Rucinski said the larger than normal group of 48 candidates included two sets of twins and four of current pastoral council chairman Michael Ware’s grandchildren. “We did it as a community, the craft group volunteered ... Read More »

Terror in Nairobi

Terror in Nairobi

MURWILLUMBAH Catholics Martin and Christine O’Brien are still not sure what prompted their daughter Elizabeth to break her habit of having a coffee at Nairobi’s Artcaffe in Westgate Mall last weekend. “We’re just grateful and relieved Elizabeth was having a coffee elsewhere when the attack happened,” Mr O’Brien said. “I believe it was the Holy Spirit at work,” Mrs O’Brien ... Read More »

Celebrating the gift of faith

Anita Biedermann, centre green dress, celebrates her special birthday with, beside her, husband Paul and other family and friends at the Stamford Plaza.

BRISBANE woman Anita Biedermann took two years to save enough money to shout her family and friends to a special celebration at the Stamford Plaza for her sixtieth birthday. But she also wanted to celebrate the importance of faith in her life. “My birthday fell on Saturday, August 17 and I always go to the Marian Mass Saturday mornings at ... Read More »

Our Lady honoured at Marian Valley

MORE than 600 people made the annual pilgrimage to Marian Valley, Canungra, for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady on Saturday, September 7. The feast day is regarded as one of the most significant celebrations for the Pauline Fathers, who as part of their charism oversee the popular Marian shrine. People were invited to pray to Our Lady ... Read More »

The joy of faith comes to Mongolia

Bishop Wenceslao (Wens) Padilla

PIONEERING Mongolian Bishop Wenceslao (Wens) Padilla was in Brisbane recently to share his story with Catholic Mission volunteers. Bishop Padilla, from the Italian Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, told of his arrival as leader of a team of the first three missionary priests in Mongolia in 1992. The bishop was in Brisbane over the weekend of September 14-15 ... Read More »

Jubilee parish welcomes Archbishop

ABOUT 160 young members of St Brigid’s community at Red Hill celebrated Confirmation as a highlight to Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s four-day episcopal visit to Jubilee parish. Archbishop Coleridge celebrated the Confirmations on Friday, September 13 before celebrating several first Holy Communion Masses over the weekend. His visit to Jubilee parish was held from September 12 to 15. Jubilee parish ... Read More »

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