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St Patrick’s centenary gives community crushed by drought something to smile about

THE Holy Spirit was with us, Our Lady of the Valley Gatton Laidley parishioner Jan Maltry said reflecting on the centenary of St Patrick’s Church, Laidley, on October 26.  Mrs Maltry sponsored her granddaughter Hannah, who was confirmed by Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge at St Mary’s Church, Gatton, on the Friday before the centenary. She watched on proudly as Hannah ... Read More »

St Patrick’s Laidley goes green for centenary

PAST and present were under one roof when eight local children received First Holy Communion at the centenary Mass of St Patrick’s Church, Laidley, on October 27. The eight children were some of the 23 children Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge confirmed in the parish on the previous Friday during his pastoral visit, which culminated in the centenary Mass. Gatton Laidley ... Read More »

Oakey parish reaches faith centenary, day of festivities shared by the whole community

OAKEY parishioners, students, local representatives and inter-faith leaders headed for St Monica’s Church to celebrate 100 years of parish life on May 12. Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin celebrated the centenary Mass, with parish priest Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Father Thomas Areekuzhy concelebrating. Parish pastoral council secretary Anne Teakle said it was a wonderful Mass. Mrs Teakle said there ... Read More »

St Agatha’s faithful servants reflect on 100 years of history in Clayfield

Peter Bowden

RUMOUR has it sacristan Peter Bowden lives in a cupboard somewhere inside St Agatha’s Church, Clayfield. At least, that’s the parish priest’s only explanation for the 74-year-old’s permanent presence in the church. An ever-present figure in the parish community, which turns 100 this year, Mr Bowden opens and closes the church every day, and attends all the week day and ... 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 »

Musical nun and Lismore legend Sr Patricia Dent reaches major birthday

Sr Patricia Dent

PUT Sr Patricia Dent in front of any piano, but especially her 1970 Yamaha, and prepare to be whisked away on a musical adventure for at least an hour. The beloved Presentation Sister spends nearly every day tinkering on her piano in her living room at Caloundra Rise on the Sunshine Coast. “And if the neighbours don’t hear me play, ... Read More »

St Ursula’s celebrates 100 years

St Ursula's students celebrate 100th anniversary

ST Ursula’s College, Yeppoon, has launched into a year of celebrations for its centenary. Principal Catherine Dunbar said special college-based activities on March 12 were a prelude to even bigger festivities during Centenary Celebrations Weekend on May 4-6. “On Monday, March 12, all current students gathered for a special liturgy and then had a ‘100 years’ photo taken by college ... Read More »

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