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Rural priests in lockdown find garden of opportunity in Emerald

Fr Truc Quoc Phan and Fr Firminus (Yon) Wiryono

THE coronavirus pandemic kept Emerald’s new priests away from their flock for a while but not from their garden. Divine Word Missionaries Fr Truc Quoc Phan and Fr Firminus (Yon) Wiryono are new to Emerald, in the Central Highlands of Queensland, and to Rockhampton diocese Fr Truc, who is parish priest, arrived on March 14, just before the pandemic lockdown ... Read More »

Leader of largest missionary congregation says multicultural parishes will change the world during Brisbane visit

Divine Word Missionaries visit

BRISBANE’S two parishes run by the Divine Word Missionaries hold the key to attaining world peace, the congregation’s superior general Fr Heinz Kuluke says. The leader for six years of the Society of the Divine Word, the world’s largest missionary congregation, said the intercultural make-up of the Inala and Kingston-Marsden parishes where his missionaries worked “would change the world”. “I ... Read More »

Thousands turn up to mark 60th anniversary of multicultural community at Inala

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WHEN Fr Stephen Pilly arrived at Inala in 2014, he made it his personal mission to reach out to the marginalised individuals and families in the neighbourhood. Fr Pilly, a Divine Word Missionary priest, opened his heart and church to the poor, particularly refugees who had fled their countries for a better life in Australia. “As Inala is considered a ... Read More »

Five more join the Divine Word Missionaries

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FIVE young men have taken their perpetual vows as Divine Word Missionaries over the past year and all five will be sent out from Australia to take up missionary assignments in other countries. Anthony Li, Marianus Supardi, Michael Wu, Laurensisus Woda and Uili Uvea took their vows in March last year before a packed congregation in St Paschal’s Chapel, Box ... Read More »

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