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Three new deacons ready to serve Brisbane

DEACONS Francis Fernandes, William Iuliano and Jack Ho are ready to get stuck into ministry after Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell ordained the trio to the transitional diaconate at St Stephen’s Cathedral on November 13. “It was amazing; it’s beyond words,” Deacon Ho said. “From the moment that I saw some friends arriving before Mass to the joy that we ... Read More »

New seminarians at Banyo a sign of hope in dark times

VOCATIONS to the priesthood are continuing to grow in Queensland despite the “shame” revealed in the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in the past two weeks. The Brisbane archdiocese welcomes five new seminarians to Holy Spirit Seminary Queensland this year. Gerard Lai, Minje Kim, David Nightingale, Isaac Falzon and John Foley took their first steps towards the priesthood at ... Read More »

Seminary turns 75: Rector says Jesus still calling ‘disciples’ in Queensland

Monsignor John Grace

TODAY’S crop of seminarians at Queensland’s Holy Spirit Seminary is reflective of the nature of church-going Catholics – fewer in number, older in age and multicultural. It’s a comparison that struck Monsignor John Grace when he arrived from Rockhampton diocese at the start of the year to become the seminary’s 13th rector. He was also pondering such matters as he ... Read More »

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