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Sr Rose enters novitiate with the Sisters of Life, rejoicing in the ‘little miracles’ of her vocation

CHILDHOOD dress-up games at the Webb family house often heard an unlikely name floating around the children’s play – Sr Rose. It was no miraculous apparition of a long-lost religious sister. It was young Nancy Webb’s playtime pseudonym and the name she recently took at her profession to the Sisters of Life – Sr Rose Patrick O’Connor. Her father Paul ... Read More »

Parish exults two great voyages – 100 years at St Brendan’s Church and 50 years at St Pius X Church

VOYAGING like its patron St Brendan the Navigator, Moorooka Salisbury parish commemorated two great voyages – the centenary of St Brendan’s Church, Moorooka, and the 50th anniversary of St Pius X Church, Salisbury.  Parishioner Penny Parker said the weekend was “wonderful”. “It was just a lovely atmosphere in the whole two churches,” Ms Parker said. “There was a lot of ... Read More »

Church advocates seek lost wages for 22 Pacific Island seasonal workers exploited in Queensland

CATHOLIC religious advocates are pressing federal politicians to support an act of grace payment for 22 Pacific Island seasonal workers exploited and underpaid by a Queensland labour-hire firm. The workers from Vanuatu suffered “appalling treatment” and were underpaid tens of thousands of dollars when they were employed to pick fruit and vegetables in the Lockyer Valley, Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg. “The disgrace of coming ... Read More »

Catholic Education Week begins – Queensland schools celebrate their ‘many voices, one Spirit’

THE great diversity of Queensland’s 306 Catholic schools will be the focus of this year’s Catholic Education Week, which runs from July 28 to August 3.The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Many Voices. One Spirit.” Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said the theme reflected the broad range of social, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds of ... Read More »

Gatton Laidley parish explore the vibrant identity of their faith community at Multicultural Mass

THE Lockyer Valley cultivates more than just fine produce; it boasts a canvas of culture, celebrated at a Multicultural Mass on Pentecost Sunday last month at St Mary’s Church, Gatton. More than 300 parishioners and visitors from the Gatton Laidley Catholic parish united to celebrate and worship the vibrancy of their community. Gatton Laidley parish priest Fr Noyichan Mamoottil, who ... Read More »

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