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Parish ministry Aspleycare brings joy to Brisbane’s poorest

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HUNGRY little mouths in Brisbane will be feasting for weeks after Christmas, thanks to a delivery of 110 hampers from parish ministry Aspleycare. Laundry baskets filled with delicious festive and staple foods were delivered to Brisbane families assisted by Aspleycare, a ministry of Our Lady and St Dympna’s Parish in Aspley on the city’s northside. More than 100 disadvantaged families ... Read More »

Christmas is united with our own redemption

traditional nativity

“Since ancient times, Christians have called the period since the birth of Our Lord by a beautiful name: anni salutis reparatae ñ the years of restored salvation.” AS we once again gather alongside the Magi to adore the Christ-child, to hear the message of the angel with the shepherds in the field and to praise God in song together with ... Read More »

Brisbane’s newest churches are ready to open by Christmas and Easter

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WORK on a new, redeveloped Stella Maris Church at Maroochydore is due to be completed ahead of schedule this week, with a first Mass to be held before Christmas. It is one of four multi-million-dollar church building projects across the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Standing atop Marymount in the Gold Coast parish of Burleigh Heads the new Mary, Mother of Mercy ... Read More »

Singing carols is growing in Brisbane (even if it’s stinking hot)

artes christi

SINGING traditional carols in churches has become a growing trend in Brisbane’s blistering summer heat. With only weeks until Catholics welcome the Christ child on Christmas day, traditional carols will be a major focus in several Brisbane parishes. Sydney-based arts association Artes Christi will team up with musicians from the Brisbane Oratory choirs at Mary Immaculate, Annerley, for a traditional ... Read More »

Brisbane groups offer Christmas support to marginalised

Homeless man sleeping

HELP is just a phone call away this Christmas with Brisbane archdiocesan groups, services and ministries working hard to ensure the marginalised, mentally ill or depressed are not forgotten. In a timely reminder, Youth Off The Streets founder Fr Chris Riley said Christmas was a lonely time of the year for some young people. “It can increase feelings of sadness ... Read More »

Mum’s Christmas wish is to walk again

Fiona Ward and her family

FIONA Ward misses the feeling of holding her three children by the hand and walking them through the school gate each morning. The devoted mother and wife to police officer Michael Ward has multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system. For the past five years, the Bundaberg Catholic mum has fought the ugly monster without victory. ... Read More »

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