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Ecumenical prayer service at Bracken Ridge parish puts focus on ‘real and present danger’ of racism

A BRISBANE parish priest opened his homily at a National Reconciliation Week 2020 prayer service with a challenging statement on racism. Bracken Ridge parish priest Fr Gerry Hefferan was speaking at the annual Ecumenical Murri Reconciliation Service which was live-streamed from St Joseph’s Church on June 3. Addressing the congregation (limited to 20 because of COVID-19 restrictions) and the online ... Read More »

Visiting priest from drought devastated region says ‘thanks’

Brisbane visit: Fr Jayanthi Maddala (left), of Blackall/Tambo parish, is with Bracken Ridge parish priest Fr Gerry Hefferan in St Joseph’s Church, Bracken Ridge.

A PRIEST took time away from his parish in the heart of drought-ravaged country Queensland recently to visit Brisbane and say “Thank you”. Fr Jayanthi Maddala, who ministers in the Central West Queensland parish of Blackall/Tambo in Rockhampton diocese, visited the Parish of St Joseph and St Anthony at Bracken Ridge in Brisbane’s northern suburbs to thank the community there ... Read More »

Iraqi Christians living in Brisbane who made a mass exodus from Qaraqosh rejoice at liberation of their region

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BRISBANE’S Iraqi Christian refugees have joined worldwide celebrations as US-backed Iraqi forces regain towns and cities across northern Iraq, driving out Islamic State militants. Prayers, feasting and dancing accompanied news that Iraqi troops had taken back Qaraqosh, the mainly Christian town about 20km south-east of Mosul. “We are very excited, very happy,” said Kareem Patros, from the Parish of St ... Read More »

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