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Ipswich community launches campaign to raise $10m to restore historic churches

Fr Stephen Bliss standing inside the St Brigid's church

A BRISBANE parish priest has launched a campaign “relying on the generosity of people and the generosity of God” to raise millions of dollars needed to restore several unique, historic churches. Franciscan Father Stephen Bliss said the community of Ipswich was rallying behind as he began the task of raising nearly $10 million dollars to repair and maintain two of ... Read More »

Indooroopilly church built in early 1960s wins major architecture award

Holy Family Church Indooroopilly

A SUBURBAN Brisbane Catholic Church described as “a freak of a building”, but also one of “unique beauty” has won the prestigious Enduring Architecture Award at the annual Queensland Architecture Awards. Holy Family Church, Indooroopilly designed by Brisbane architectural firm, Douglas and Barnes, was built in the early 1960s and is a rare example of modernist architecture in Brisbane. The ... Read More »

Papua New Guinea Catholics calling for international aid to build church in the western highlands

A NEW parish of largely subsistence farmers in the Papua New Guinea western highlands is seeking international help to build a church of cathedral proportions. The 10,000 Catholics who live in the mountainous Sinsipai Sacred Heart parish congregate in a church made of corrugated iron sheeting. Their grand design is to build a massive house of worship set against the ... Read More »

Springfield’s newest place to call home

Springfield Catholic church

SPRINGFIELD’S new Our Lady of the Southern Cross church was opened during a joyous dedication attended by more than 700 people on September 1. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge presided, in a church filled with members of a rapidly-growing parish community, that features more than 25 nationalities. “It was very exciting. People are just very happy to have a place they ... Read More »

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