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St Mary’s gets ready to defend its shield title heading into Confraternity Carnival in Bundaberg

St Mary’s gets ready to defend its shield title heading into Confraternity Carnival in Bundaberg

ALMOST a thousand Catholic school students from across Queensland will head for Bundaberg this weekend as rugby league’s famous Confraternity Carnival returns home for its 40th staging. “Confro”, as it has become known since its first staging in Bundaberg in 1980, has become a rugby league nursery, with half of this year’s Queensland State of Origin squad graduating from the ... Read More »

A man who had time for everyone – Jack Williams loved God, faith, family and serving others

A man who had time for everyone – Jack Williams loved God, faith, family and serving others

FORMER well-known Ingham identity, solicitor, barrister and former shire chairman John Joseph “Jack” Williams (pictured) died on May 6 at 93 years of age in Townsville General Hospital. Jack’s Requiem Mass was held at St Patrick’s Church in Ingham on May 15. Jack was born the third child of William Francis Williams and Adelaide Penelope Williams (nee Kingsbury) in Townsville ... Read More »

Queensland Catholics thankful for missionary priests’ evangelisation in Brisbane and Townsville

Queensland Catholics thankful for missionary priests’ evangelisation in Brisbane and Townsville

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated Mass last month with priests from the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS) serving in Queensland at St. Joachim church in Holland park and Mt. Gravatt parish in Brisbane . Archbishop Coleridge joined MCBS priests from Brisbane, Toowoomba and Townsville for the occasion that marked the Congregation’s 86th anniversary, founded in 1933 at Mallappally, ... Read More »

Oakey parish reaches faith centenary, day of festivities shared by the whole community

Oakey parish reaches faith centenary, day of festivities shared by the whole community

OAKEY parishioners, students, local representatives and inter-faith leaders headed for St Monica’s Church to celebrate 100 years of parish life on May 12. Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin celebrated the centenary Mass, with parish priest Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Father Thomas Areekuzhy concelebrating. Parish pastoral council secretary Anne Teakle said it was a wonderful Mass. Mrs Teakle said there ... Read More »

‘A beautiful and profound experience’ – Easter joy rises in hearts of new Catholics everywhere

‘A beautiful and profound experience’ – Easter joy rises in hearts of new Catholics everywhere

STORMY conditions didn’t stop Jesus from entering the hearts of more than 100 new Catholics as they were welcomed into the Church in Brisbane at Easter. The joy and hope of our Risen Jesus was experienced by thousands of parishioners across the state, especially during the Easter Vigil Masses. Candidates and neophytes lined the pews for Baptism and/or Confirmation in ... Read More »

Changes for The Catholic Leader delivery to regional dioceses

Changes for The Catholic Leader delivery to regional dioceses

The Catholic Leader is preparing for a new distribution model to readers outside of Brisbane archdiocese. From May 25, the paper will no longer be delivered to parishes in Cairns, Toowoomba and Townsville dioceses and to most parts of Rockhampton diocese. It will remain in the Yeppoon, Bundaberg and Rockhampton cathedral parishes and in all parishes of the Brisbane archdiocese. ... Read More »

Easter’s promise – Christ rises above the misery and flood-ravaged land, bringing hope and life

Easter’s promise – Christ rises above the misery and flood-ravaged land, bringing hope and life

TWO months since Townsville was devastated by floods, and after the television crews, Twitter hash-tags and international news media spotlight passed on, one thousand people were still homeless and thousands more still waiting to rebuild. Townsville Bishop Tim Harris said the aftermath of the floods were still being felt and would be felt for some time yet. Bishop Harris said ... Read More »

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