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Fr Josh Whitehead and Fr Brendan Gormley become Brisbane archdiocese’s newest shepherds

FATHERS Josh Whitehead and Brendan Gormley became Brisbane archdiocese’s newest shepherds at their ordination to priesthood at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, May 31. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the ordination, which was attended by dozens of priests from across the archdiocese, including Auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell and Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Tony Randazzo, former Holy Spirit Seminary rector.  Fr Whitehead ... Read More »

God’s love leads to new path for Deacon Cavicchiolo

Deacon Mark Cavicchiolo

I WAS born in 1968 in Canberra to loving parents, my siblings and I all went through the Catholic schooling system.   I had a happy childhood and through a love of fishing and the outdoors I gained an appreciation of God’s creation – however, without thinking about God.   Although I received the sacraments while at school I never ... Read More »

Building awareness of the permanent diaconate

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WITHOUT a wife by his side Brisbane archdiocese’s permanent Deacon Peter Devenish-Meares said he couldn’t take on the task of “being Christ” in the world. Deacon Devenish-Meares and wife Jo Devenish-Meares have spent the last 10 years adjusting to a life with three daughters and being an ordained ministry for the Church. The deacon and wife joined 10 others with ... Read More »

Deacons focus on Joy of the Gospel

deacon retreat

BRISBANE archdiocese’s deacons and their wives focused on the teachings of Pope Francis at their annual retreat recently. The retreat, led by Columban Father Trevor Trotter, was held at the Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre, Ormiston. Fr Trotter gave six guided reflections on key themes emerging from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). Deacon Gary Stone ... Read More »

Liturgical and sacramental ministry of deacon explained

Anthony Gooley

ABOUT DEACONS By Dr Anthony Gooley IN a previous column we looked at the deacon at Mass. In this we will look at some of the other liturgical and sacramental ministry of deacons. What is said here refers to deacons in the Roman Church and not Eastern Catholic churches and will only be a brief outline of this aspect of ... Read More »

Vocation of deacon – a life of service

Anthony Gooley

ABOUT DEACONS by Deacon Anthony Gooley A DEACON is a minister of the Church and as such his vocation needs to be discerned and affirmed by the Church. Ultimate responsibility for affirming a vocation as a diocesan priest or deacon belongs to the diocesan bishop. Normally he will entrust the process to priests or deacons who lead the formation process. ... Read More »

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