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Leading children to ‘know Jesus’

ONE of the things Carole Danby’s looking forward to most after many years in children’s ministry is having oodles of time to play. She can’t wait for all the fun she’ll have in the spare room she’s turning into a special place where she’ll tell stories and play games with her three grandsons, and hopefully help them to know the ... Read More »

Parish’s Alpha program leads siblings through unlikely faith journey together

Donahoe siblings with Fr Josh Whitehead from Caloundra parish

JACINTA Elks and younger brother Kevin Donahoe had no idea when one of their priests tapped them on the shoulder to be part of something new in their parish that he was offering them just what they’d been looking for. They were “cradle Catholics” searching for something more when associate pastor Fr Josh Whitehead invited them to become involved in ... Read More »

Pattie Lees describes the colour of forgiveness in new book

“NOT black enough to be black … not white enough to be white” was the bureaucratic labelling that Pattie Lees faced when she was taken from her mother as a child. She tells the story in her recently published autobiography A Matter of Colour: My Journey to Belonging, which she co-wrote with her son Adam Lees. Pattie, whose husband Terry ... Read More »

Meet the 101-year-old who couldn’t wait to return to Mass when churches reopened in Brisbane

TERRY Latchford sets the standard for Mass attendance in his parish. He’s 101 and was among the first to return to Sunday Mass when churches re-opened around Brisbane during the COVID pandemic lockdown. Fr Ladu Yanga, parish priest at St Rita’s, Victoria Point, is inspired by Terry’s commitment and said he was an inspiration to other parishioners. Seeing Terry walk ... Read More »

Dominican Brother Sebastian Condon discusses life at a priory in lockdown


A PRIORY in lockdown is a fascinating place. During the height of the pandemic, the entire community was confined to barracks to an extent heretofore unexperienced and unseen. Keep in mind the fact that friars are not monks; we never expect to stay in one location forever. We signed up to an itinerant life – we go where we are ... Read More »

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