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Regents Park celebrates 40 years of faithful parish life

REGENTS Park parishioner John McClelland watched St Bernadine’s go from “just shrub” to a bustling Catholic community as he looked back on the 40th anniversary of the parish last Sunday. “We’ve gone from strength to strength,” Mr McClelland, who is a member of the Order of Australia, said. He chalked it up to community cohesion. “We come together and we ... Read More »

Job at inner city parish inspires property manager to become Catholic

JENNY Yu is working a job in Brisbane that has literally been life-changing. The employee for the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Property and Building Services became a Catholic on August 2, nearly two years after taking a job at the Jubilee parish. In 2019, as part of her role in Property and Building Services, Ms Yu was asked to manage the ... Read More »

Brisbane deacon says Vatican parish guidelines confirms need for personal encounter with Christ

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BRISBANE’S evangelisation director believes a new instruction from the Vatican for the renewal of parishes will help the Church to “look, feel and sound more like Jesus”. Deacon Peter Pellicaan, of Evangelisation Brisbane, which serves parishes and communities across Brisbane archdiocese, said a new instruction issued by the Congregation for Clergy on Monday (July 20) was a “powerful vision” of ... Read More »

New study shows Archdiocese of Brisbane contributes $2.5 billion to Queensland economy

Cathy Uechrtritz

A GROUNDBREAKING study shows the huge community contribution of the Catholic Church across south east Queensland. The Archdiocese of Brisbane makes a $2.5 billion contribution to the Queensland economy through its parishes, schools and agencies, employing 22,000 staff to carry out its work and has 14,000 volunteers. “I think even our own aren’t aware of how significant our contribution is ... Read More »

Bonds stay strong during isolation at Our Lady of the Valley parish

HELEN McGuirk felt like she was being released from prison when she set off on a special mission for her parish priest. The life-long parishioner at Our Lady of the Valley Parish (Gatton Laidley), in the rural fringe west of Brisbane, had been asked to volunteer for a special outreach to people who, like her, had been self-isolating because of ... Read More »

Parish nurse recommends spiritual medicine to combat coronavirus

WE know to wash our hands for the time it takes to say the Our Father, and it’s abundantly clear how close we can be to the nearest person in the supermarket. But in addition to these obligatory recommendations from Australian health officials, parish nurse Leonie Rastas also believes Australians should improve their spiritual health while in self-isolation. The co-founder ... Read More »

Fire-ravaged parishes show courage and ‘generosity of spirit’ in the face of loss and trauma

PRIESTS working in Australia’s worst bushfire-ravaged districts have praised the courage and “generosity of spirit” of their communities. But with more heatwave conditions expected, they have warned of the long-term impact of disaster trauma. “We have parishioners fighting fires, those who have lost their homes, and those who are playing a part with the evacuation centres,” Fr Luke Verrell said ... Read More »

James Anderson is uncovering the mystery of the historic book in his late father’s hanky drawer

MONTHS after his father John Keith Anderson died, Geebung parishioner James Anderson was sorting through his dad’s old handkerchief drawer when he found three mysterious items – an old car VIN plate, a roll of 35mm film and a Plenary Council 1937 Catholic Catechism booklet. It was the latter that stumped Mr Anderson. The booklet contained prayers, a question-and-answer catechism ... Read More »

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