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St Maximilian Kolbe parish, rich in community spirit, celebrates 40 years

ST Maximilian Kolbe Parish has never been a wealthy parish but always rich in community spirit. Parish priests, past and present, vouch for that as the Kingston Marsden parish in the heart of Logan City celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend (October 17 and 18). There will be two anniversary Masses – a Special Remembrance Mass for deceased parishioners on ... Read More »

Regents Park celebrates 40 years of faithful parish life

REGENTS Park parishioner John McClelland watched St Bernadine’s go from “just shrub” to a bustling Catholic community as he looked back on the 40th anniversary of the parish last Sunday. “We’ve gone from strength to strength,” Mr McClelland, who is a member of the Order of Australia, said. He chalked it up to community cohesion. “We come together and we ... Read More »

Francis has been faithful at the altar in Booval for 70 years and counting

FRANCIS Klein turned 84 two Sundays ago and, like most other Sundays of his life, he was celebrating at Sacred Heart Church, Booval. But for the odd weekend when he’s been away because of work, he’s been there for Mass, come what may. His parents moved to Booval in 1936, the year he was born, and replaced their original cottage ... Read More »

Couple celebrates 65 years of marriage on Easter Monday

“LOVE one another and be kind to one another” – that was the advice of Bryan Doyle, who celebrated 65 years of marriage with his wife Patricia (nee Devitt) on Easter Monday, April 11. The couple married at St Mary’s Church, Warwick in 1955 and had four children – Sandra, Vicki, Glen and Shane; eight grandchildren – Matthew, Nathan, Joel, ... Read More »

Hailing St Mary’s in Maryborough, parish commemorates 150 years of Catholic heritage

SINCE 1869, Maryborough families have flocked to the steps of St Mary’s Church to receive the sacraments, forging a Catholic heritage commemorated at a 150-year anniversary event on July 26. Parish priest Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Father George Joseph, Bishop Brian Finnigan, Fr Adrian Farrelly, Fr David Pascoe and Fr Pat Dowd were present for a liturgical blessing ... Read More »

Canossian Daughters of Charity celebrate 70 years of mission, charity, love in Australia

THE world and its wounds changed shape over the past 70 years and the Canossian Daughters of Charity evolved with them, cherishing the experience of walking with the poor in Australia. The Canossian Sisters celebrated their Australian 70th anniversary Mass, at Canossa Chapel, Oxley, last Sunday.  Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell was the celebrant. Canossian Sister Melissa Dwyer (pictured with ... Read More »

Brisbane community offers thanksgiving for 100 years of Columban Fathers’ evangelisation

THE Columban Fathers’ mission of spreading the Gospel message across the world has been honoured at a Mass to celebrate the order’s centenary. The Mass of Thanksgiving at Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday celebrated the Missionary Society of St Columban evangelising the world. Among the concelebrating priests were five Columbans – Fr Noel Connolly, Fr Gary Walker, Fr Warren ... Read More »

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