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Francis has been faithful at the altar in Booval for 70 years and counting

FRANCIS Klein turned 84 two Sundays ago and, like most other Sundays of his life, he was celebrating at Sacred Heart Church, Booval. But for the odd weekend when he’s been away because of work, he’s been there for Mass, come what may. His parents moved to Booval in 1936, the year he was born, and replaced their original cottage ... Read More »

Married couple of 50 years spend lockdown hand-stenciling Sandgate church

CHURCHES in Brisbane have been closed to the public for the better part of three months, but not for Jean-Jacques and Genevieve Audibert. The Catholic couple from the Sandgate Brighton parish, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend, have spent the last month of the coronavirus lockdown inside Sacred Heart Church, Sandgate, hand painting a stencil of a grapevine ... Read More »

Marie Downes has played for four decades but still not an organist

MARIE Downes has been playing the organ at Sacred Heart Church, Sandgate, for more than 45 years but she’s been keeping a secret from her fellow parishioners – she’s not an organist. “I’m not an organist … I’m a pianist,” Miss Downes said late last year as she prepared for a special celebration the Sandgate Brighton parish held to pay ... Read More »

Sr Rose enters novitiate with the Sisters of Life, rejoicing in the ‘little miracles’ of her vocation

CHILDHOOD dress-up games at the Webb family house often heard an unlikely name floating around the children’s play – Sr Rose. It was no miraculous apparition of a long-lost religious sister. It was young Nancy Webb’s playtime pseudonym and the name she recently took at her profession to the Sisters of Life – Sr Rose Patrick O’Connor. Her father Paul ... Read More »

Samford church’s Stations of the Cross a life-changing work for artist Dianne Minnaar

WHEN Brisbane artist Dianne Minnaar was commissioned to paint the Stations of the Cross six years ago, she did not know it would set her on a deeply spiritual journey and forge unexpected friendships. The extraordinary artwork, inside the Sacred Heart Church, Samford, on Brisbane’s outskirts, is rich in symbolism, based on “fragments” that Mrs Minnaar said represented “our broken ... Read More »

Sacred Heart doors always open in Rosalie

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ROSALIE’S famous brick church that was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1942 turns 100 next week. Bishop Ken Howell will mark the centenary of Sacred Heart Church, Rosalie, with a Mass on June 16, the day before the grand Romanesque church turns 100. Long-time parishioner Anne Hampson has worshipped at the church for 62 years and in that time ... Read More »

Sacred Heart Church bears the scars of history for centenary celebrations

Fr Peter Brannelly inside Sacred Heart Church

CATHOLICS in Rosalie are preparing to mark 100 years since the laying of the foundation stone of their Romanesque church that was nearly destroyed by fire. In June 1917 Archbishop James Duhig laid the foundation stone of Sacred Heart Church, Rosalie, which was later opened on June 16, 1918, by Archbishop Bartolomeo Cattaneo, who was the apostolic delegate for Pope ... Read More »

Clear Island Waters Church dedicated on pearl milestone

Clear Island Waters

GENEROUS Gold Coast Catholics contributed to the new altar and chapel inside Sacred Heart Church in Clear Island Waters, which was formally dedicated earlier this month. The church belongs to the same parish at Surfers Paradise where Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo grew up and received his primary education. The bishop-elect returned to his childhood parish when it celebrated the dedication of Sacred ... Read More »

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