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Brisbane centurion celebrates her birthday with friends, family and a surprise papal blessing

GRACE Quane celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends and her fellow Yeronga parishioners – and a surprise blessing from Pope Francis. Yeronga parish priest Carmelites of Mary of Immaculate Father Josekutty Vadakkel and members of the parish community organised and presented Mrs Quane with a papal blessing for her 100th birthday. “It was a beautiful occasion from the ... Read More »

Sacred Heart doors always open in Rosalie

Sacred Heart Church

ROSALIE’S famous brick church that was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1942 turns 100 next week. Bishop Ken Howell will mark the centenary of Sacred Heart Church, Rosalie, with a Mass on June 16, the day before the grand Romanesque church turns 100. Long-time parishioner Anne Hampson has worshipped at the church for 62 years and in that time ... Read More »

Bulimba parish a ‘sign of God’s kingdom’

Sts Peter and Paul Church, Bulimba

BULIMBA’S Catholic community were one of the last groups of Christians to receive an official spiritual home. The local Catholics had to wait almost 54 years after the free settlement of Moreton Bay to get to Mass without making a trip down the river. They eventually bargained a meeting with Brisbane Archbishop Robert Dunne in 1896 to receive a local ... Read More »

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