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Heavens open up on farms in first week of national prayer campaign for rain

MUCH-needed rain has fallen on parched regions of Queensland and New South Wales – bringing temporary relief and lifting spirits. Battling farm families celebrated as the heavens opened, just as the Church entered a month of prayer for rain, and for those touched by the crippling drought. Some rural kids witnessed their first major downpour, splashing in puddles and playing ... Read More »

Catholic Church to dedicate November as month to pray for drought-busting rain

ACROSS a parched Australia the Church is dedicating November as a month to pray for those touched by crippling drought, and to pray for rain. Parishes, schools, families and Catholic communities across the country are being encouraged to take part in the National Prayer Campaign for Drought, which also invites people to dig deep and provide assistance to those in need. ... Read More »

Catholic communities digging deep to help farming families through the drought

  QUEENSLAND Catholic schools are digging deep to aid struggling farm families caught in the long drought. Fundraising to buy groceries and feed livestock, and waiving school fees are some of the efforts being offered to families facing financial hardship. Term-two school fees were waived at Catholic primary schools in Longreach, Barcaldine and Blackall. Some of Brisbane’s elite Catholic colleges ... Read More »

Brisbane schools join Fiver for a Farmer campaign

Christ the King Deception Bay

CATHOLIC schools across Brisbane archdiocese joined the Fiver for a Farmer movement to raise much-needed money to help farming families struggling through Australia’s worst drought crisis in centuries. Arriving at school dressed as farmers, students and staff came up with some novel and innovating ideas to raise awareness and money for the struggling farmers. Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries ... Read More »

Esk churches unite to thank God for rain in southern Queensland

Children play in a puddle in Maryvale

RAIN across parts of southern Queensland has lifted spirits in many dry farming regions – but no more so than in the south-east town of Esk, where a Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving for Rural Communities and Rain has been cause for galvanising and jubilant celebration. In Esk, 100km north-west of Brisbane, last Sunday’s ecumenical event, initiated by the St ... Read More »

Powerful drought photos in social media project show farmers strength during tough times

Cattle in drought

A PROFESSIONAL photographer with a keen eye for the outback is working with volunteers in one of Queensland’s hardest hit drought regions on a project showcasing their resilience during hard times. Anne Smith, from Airlie Beach, is working with volunteer photographers in the Barcaldine region – locals capturing their own images of the drought, these volunteers are participating in a ... Read More »

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