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St Patrick’s Laidley goes green for centenary

PAST and present were under one roof when eight local children received First Holy Communion at the centenary Mass of St Patrick’s Church, Laidley, on October 27. The eight children were some of the 23 children Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge confirmed in the parish on the previous Friday during his pastoral visit, which culminated in the centenary Mass. Gatton Laidley ... Read More »

Students make global connections at Catholic Mission liturgy

SNAGS, soccer and smiles – St Stephen’s Cathedral was packed with students and teachers from 14 schools across Brisbane archdiocese celebrating an Extraordinary Missionary Month liturgy. The annual celebration, which is held each year on the Wednesday following World Mission Sunday, coincided with the launch of Socktober, Catholic Mission’s school fundraising initiative. Cathedral associate pastor Fr Odinaka Nwadike, who celebrated ... Read More »

The Lights of Christmas set to illuminate St Stephen’s Cathedral again this year

HISTORIC St Stephen’s Cathedral will come alive again this Advent season, as the Lights of Christmas returns to Brisbane for its second year.  Tens of thousands gathered around the cathedral in 2018 to celebrate the joy of Christmas with the extraordinary sound and light show designed by AGB Events, the creators of The Lights of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral, ... Read More »

Townsville Catholics to welcome new priest tonight

TOWNSVILLE Deacon Emene Kelemete will be ordained at Ignatius Park College on October 31. In the lead-up to the ordination, Deacon Kelemete said his family life played a significant role in his path to priesthood. His family was something that encouraged him “to recognise the love of Christ in my life”, he said in a video on Townsville diocese’s Facebook ... Read More »

West End parishioners outraged at council plan to remove car parks across from church

INNER-city Brisbane parishioners are outraged at a council proposal to limit access to their historic West End church and community hall in favour of cyclists. “It’s very unfair. It’s come out of nowhere. Everybody is aghast,” St Francis of Assisi Church parishioner Marian Bhasin said. Dozens of daily church attendees – many elderly and disabled – will be inconvenienced by ... Read More »

Queensland faith leaders form a united front against euthanasia for the common good

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QUEENSLAND’S religious leaders’ strong and united stand against legalising euthanasia has been bolstered by a major Vatican declaration in support of dying patients. A letter signed by 16 faith leaders, including Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, urges greater support for palliative care, and warned that voluntary assisted dying was “not dying well”.  “We believe that the Queensland Government should maintain the ... Read More »

Brisbane Frassati mustering up young men’s faith for 10 years

THE Frassati Fraternity in Australia, based in Brisbane’s Annerly Ekibin parish, has built a community of faithful Catholic men. For 10 years, it has reached out to guide young men under the patronage of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. The fraternity recently held its first muster since its formation in 2011; the muster was a time to come together, count their ... Read More »

Indigenous students from Brisbane Catholic schools farewell 12 years of education

IT was the end of 12 years of schooling, and Brisbane’s Catholic school Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students were farewelled at a graduation liturgy at St Stephen’s Cathedral on October 11. Vashti Borthwick-Beetson, from St Columban’s College, Caboolture, offered a heartfelt student reflection on behalf of all graduates at the liturgy. She thanked everyone who had helped them achieve ... Read More »

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