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Prayer helps Fr Rob Galea deal with depression, anxiety, and stress

TWO days before, he was in America and it’s a reasonable guess where he’ll be this time next year. The Maltese-born priest, who’s called Australia home since 2007, hit the evangelisation ground running, now engaged with an estimated 1.6 million people across the globe per year.  His podcast listeners and YouTube subscribers could well tip that figure to hundreds of ... Read More »

How do you keep parish numbers up? This priest says invest in young people

KENMORE parish is investing in young people. The parish invested time and money to send a group of 13 to the 2017 Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney. The group, which included parish priest Fr Mark Franklin, were inspired by their trip and wanted to take youth parish ministry to the next level. They enlisted the help of Evangelisation Brisbane ... Read More »

Australian youth invited to listen to the Holy Spirit as fervour builds for national faith festival

EXCITEMENT is building for the fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be hosted in Perth later this year, where young Catholics from across the country will gather for three days of faith, friendship and formation. Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe invited all young people to have the courage to say “Yes” to this invitation to ACYF.  “It will be a powerful ... Read More »

Year of Youth in 2018 will be a special time to ‘make the Church seen’

Sydney pilgrims

UNIVERSITY student Michelle Jory is itching to show the world that the Catholic Church is alive when the Year of Youth kicks off in Australia next year. The Brisbane nursing student is one of thousands of young Catholics and youth ministry leaders preparing for the special national liturgical year initiated by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). The Year of ... Read More »

Faith overflowing at city of churches youth festival

Bishop selfie

AUSTRALIA’S largest Catholic youth festival has inspired a Brisbane teenager to teach young women to respect their bodies and heed to Catholic teaching on sexuality. Speaking with an internationally renowned United States chastity speaker Jason Evert convinced the young teenager that the Church’s teachings on chastity and purity were important. Grace King, a Year 8 student at Loreto College, Coorparoo, returned ... Read More »

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