ARCHDIOCESAN staff from across Brisbane gathered for the first time in many years to attend a Curia Mass which packed St Stephen’s Cathedral on August 3.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane used the occasion to offer words of encouragement to staff involved in ministries ranging from education to social justice.
The four curial agencies were present – Archdiocesan Services, Faith & Life, Centacare and Brisbane Catholic Education.
Archbishop Coleridge spoke of the importance of seeing beyond the human and institutional side of the Church with all its imperfections to the person of Jesus Christ and the furthering of His mission.
He told those present that he and they needed to do that if they were to serve the Church.
Archbishop Coleridge said the vast number of staff gathered from the archdiocese’s curia was a reminder of their support for him.
“However, I am also very much here for you,” he said.
Bibles and candles blessed by the Archbishop were also handed out to leaders within the curia.
Executive directors of curial agencies were among those receiving Bibles.
Candles were presented to chairs of various archdiocesan boards – Archdiocesan Finance Council Paul Gallagher; Sr Elvera Sesta, on behalf of the Catholic Education Council’s Dr Mark Sayers; Centacare Council’s Margaret Vider; and the Archdiocesan Development Fund’s Kevin Ross.
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