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Brisbane dad walks 24 hours straight to fundraise for Vinnies

DAVID Vidler laced up his shoes, put on his cap and trekked 24 hours straight to raise much-needed funds for his local St Vincent de Paul Society conference last weekend. Mr Vidler, an Ashgrove parishioner, walked more than 100km from 9.30am Saturday to 9.30am Sunday, raising $5121 for his local St Finbarr’s Vinnies conference. He crossed the finish line right ... Read More »

Quarantined Catholic family of seven going the distance for charity

A FAMILY of seven have made the most of their time cooped up in hotel quarantine by running 300km to raise money for charity. The Ross family, regulars at the Sunshine Coast’s Maroochydore parish, have spent the past 10 months in Canada on an exchange program. Returning to Australia, and finding themselves confined to a three-bedroom apartment in Sydney, parents ... Read More »

Brisbane youth group a walking blessing for COVID-hit poor in India

YOUNG Catholics from the Kingston-Marsden parish are walking on air after raising more than $7000 for some of India’s most vulnerable citizens by trekking through the Logan suburbs. Members of the Maxmilian Kolbe parish youth group set a challenge to raise money for two organisations run by Catholic religious congregations in India by each walking 50km over 21 days. The ... Read More »

Legion of Mary active for 80 years in Queensland, saluting decades of service and a heart of prayer

THE Legion of Mary Queensland celebrated its 80th anniversary and its role in “strengthening belief and reconfirming the faith” with a Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane. “Today we salute your members past and present for your commitment to the faith and its lived expression in the service you have offered the Church over these years,” Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken ... Read More »

Sunnybank parish launches electronic collection plates offering a new way for parishioners to give

FUMBLING coins at the bottom of your wallet or purse, or altogether forgetting cash may well be problems of the past as another parish trials electronic collection plates. Sunnybank parish joined Caloundra parish as the second parish in Brisbane archdiocese trialling electronic collection plates. Sunnybank parish administrator Fr Stephen Camiolo said it was a good idea because in many ways ... Read More »

Funds deal allows Aspleycare charity to continue after financial hardship threatens survival

ASPLEYCARE will continue to provide emergency relief for thousands of Queenslanders after the Federal Government confirmed funding until June 2023. Aspleycare president Tom Borger said the support of Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth saved the day. “It’s a miracle,” Mr Borger said. “Around November last year I wrote to four of the Federal parliamentarians – Wayne Swan, Luke Howarth, Jenny ... Read More »

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