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Isolated communities still months away from Mass celebrations

ISOLATION. It’s almost three months since a priest has visited the Catholic faithful of Coen, a remote indigenous community in far north Queensland. Usually in the first week of each month, Augustinian Fr Robert Greenup packs his swag and drives 500km to Coen, along the partly-dirt Peninsula Developmental Road, that stretches deep into the Cape York Peninsula. His travel companion ... Read More »

From Kenya to Ballina: The journey of Lismore’s newest priest

Fr Alexander Munyao

FATHER Alexander Munyao, ordained in Kenya earlier this year, is now ministering in the coastal town of Ballina as Lismore diocese’s newest priest. Writing for the diocese’s magazine, Catholic Life, Fr Munyao said his “call to the priesthood started when I was a young boy growing up in the Savanna Plains of Kenya”. He returned to those plains earlier this year for ... Read More »

A bishop for the people

Bishop Raymond Benjamin

BISHOP Raymond Benjamin, Townsville’s fourth Bishop, was laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Townsville on March 17. The cathedral congregation joined Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Townsville diocesan administrator Fr Mick Lowcock and many other bishops and priests to farewell Bishop Benjamin, 91, who died earlier this month. Fr Orm Rush, on behalf of the priests of the ... Read More »

Hundreds join celebrations for Holy Rosary’s 125 years

At the Holy Rosary’s 125 years celebration Mass are (from left) Fathers Terry Stallard, Peter Greene, John Daly, John Grace, John Fitz-Herbert, Frank Gilbert and Terry Loth

BUNDABERG’S imposing Holy Rosary Church recently turned 125, and more than 600 people joined in to celebrate. The celebrations over the weekend of November 23 and 24 started with an 8.30am Mass celebrated by priests including Bundaberg’s parish priest Fr John Daly, assistant Fr John Fitz-Herbert and diocesan administrator Fr John Grace. Mass was followed by a family day in ... Read More »

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