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Bride of Christ for Carmelites

Bride of Christ for Carmelites

THE Carmelite community in Ormiston welcomed Sr Catherine Ann Therese as its newest definitive member on January 11. After more than six-and-a-half years of prayer and discernment, Sr Catherine Ann made her profession of solemn vows, entering into a full commitment to the Discalced Carmelite order. The former Broken Bay diocese youth minister was overjoyed about finally becoming a Bride ... Read More »

Filipino devotion on the Coast

Filipino devotion on the Coast

DRUMS, chants and vibrant dress will fill Gold Coast streets on January 19 in Queensland’s first Sinulog Festival to honour one of the Philippines’ oldest religious devotions. The devotion to the Santo Nino, the Philippines’ answer to the Holy Infant of Prague statue, is celebrated annually in Cebu. And while Cebu was one of the worst-affected provinces hit by typhoon ... Read More »

Trusting in Jesus

Trusting in Jesus

TOWNSVILLE Bishop Michael Putney is entering 2014 with unabated enthusiasm and an ambitious ongoing program of reform in the diocese despite his diagnosis of terminal cancer. The 67-year-old bishop was told at the end of 2012 that he had only months to live after medical tests revealed inoperable cancer which had spread from his stomach to his liver. Since then, ... Read More »

Fr McHugh lived a life of joy despite trauma

Fr McHugh lived a life of joy despite trauma

FATHER Patrick McHugh lived a life of joy amidst hardships, suffering and trauma, until his last breath on December 30, 2013. His funeral Mass was held at St Stephen’s Cathedral on January 3. Fr McHugh was ordained to the priesthood at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29, 1959, and Archbishop Mark Coleridge received his body into the cathedral once more, ... Read More »

Young people start a year-long pilgrimage

Young people start a year-long pilgrimage

FOUR young people have organised a year-long pilgrimage to pray the Mass and meet with local parishioners from parishes across Brisbane archdiocese. Recent high school graduate Graham Leach, and university students Sarah Norris, Edsel Parke and Lobezno Meneses are part of the team behind this project, the Brisbane Parish Pilgrimage. The Brisbane Parish Pilgrimage will be an opportunity to journey ... Read More »

Former student giving back to ‘second home’

Former student giving back to ‘second home’

THE kindness of a former student of Loreto College, Coorparoo, has left the Catholic high school “a generous multi-year gift” to support the school’s development plans. Ann Staley (nee Toakley) began her education at Loreto at age 7, becoming Head of School in 1946. She was known to call Loreto College “a second home”. A charity in her name, the ... Read More »

Miami marks golden days

Miami marks golden days

FIFTY years ago on December 22, 1963, Brisbane Archbishop James Duhig blessed a new war memorial Church built on a former Aboriginal midden at Miami on the Gold Coast. Fifty years later to the day, walking in his predecessor’s footsteps, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge led the parish in a Golden Jubilee Mass. Members of the Burleigh Heads parish, which has ... Read More »

It’s a match for Maddie and Mum

It’s a match for Maddie and Mum

BRISBANE’S Mary Daly knows exactly how hard her daughter Maddie worked to graduate from University of Queensland’s Nursing/Midwifery degree. The Samford mother of five also completed the degree, graduating in December at the same time as her daughter. And to top it off, mother and daughter have both secured positions in the Graduate Registered Nurse program for 2014 at the ... Read More »

Seminarians meet the Pope

Seminarians meet the Pope

HOLY Spirit Provincial Seminary students and deacons prayed and met with Pope Francis on a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome. Twelve seminary students, two deacons, seminary rector Monsignor Tony Randazzo, Brisbane archdiocese’s vocations director Fr Morgan Batt and seminary spiritual director Carmelite Father Paul Chandler attended Mass at Casa Santa Maria with Pope Francis on December 23. ... Read More »

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