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Some southside Masses, gatherings cancelled until August 1 following outbreaks

Some southside Masses, gatherings cancelled until August 1 following outbreaks

SEVERAL parishes on Brisbane’s southside have been asked to cancel weekday Masses and gatherings until Saturday following the recording of three new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. In a letter to parishes sent yesterday, auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell instructed parishes to cancel all Masses and gatherings in the wake of the new cases. The parishes that will need to cancel ... Read More »

Brisbane south-west parish postpones Mass, private prayer at church in wake of new COVID cases

Brisbane south-west parish postpones Mass, private prayer at church in wake of new COVID cases

DAILY Mass in Greater Springfield has been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure following the confirmation of two new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. Our Lady of the Southern Cross parish announced on their Facebook page this afternoon that “as a precautionary measure daily Mass and personal prayer will stop until further notice”. It comes after Queensland Health this morning ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholic Education is setting high ecological standards with new schools set to open

Brisbane Catholic Education is setting high ecological standards with new schools set to open

CATHOLIC schools in Brisbane are forging ahead with a sustainable futures project producing big energy savings and inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. “We’ve been able to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to take swift and globalised action,” Brisbane Catholic Education’s Dr Margaret Lee said. A highly-regarded former principal of Brisbane’s San Sisto College, Dr Lee is now BCE’s ... Read More »

Albany Creek parisioner’s homemade face masks reaching as far as England

Albany Creek parisioner’s homemade face masks reaching as far as England

BETTY Scott’s homemade face masks are spreading like wildfire. Having begun to catch on around her Albany Creek parish, they’re now popping up in other parts of Brisbane, in Melbourne and even in England. “I just wanted to be a help, not a big deal,” Mrs Scott said, a little embarrassed about how news of her mask-making efforts had spread. ... Read More »

The Cathedral Coffee Lounge turns off the coffee machine for the final time

The Cathedral Coffee Lounge turns off the coffee machine for the final time

THE Cathedral Coffee Lounge had temporarily shut its doors in March because of COVID-19, but last Thursday, “with a sad heart”, it was decided that the doors would stay shut for good. It had battled a slowdown in foot traffic for years but, like many local joints, it was no match for lockdowns and quarantines. Catholic Women’s League Brisbane archdiocese ... Read More »

Vinnies calls for release of refugees from Brisbane detention centre

Vinnies calls for release of refugees from Brisbane detention centre

THE St Vincent de Paul Society has called for the release of refugees detained in hotels in Brisbane and Melbourne. The society’s national president Claire Victory, in a statement coinciding with the seventh anniversary of the start of Australia’s regime of off-shore immigration detention, reiterated the charity’s call for the immediate release of the refugees into safer accommodation. The statement ... Read More »

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