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  • Helping children like Kirra find joy

    5 January 2021

    Have you ever found yourself smiling along to a child’s laughter, even when you have no idea what the joke is? It’s the strangest thing, but there are few things as uplifting as the spontaneous laughter of a child. That uninhibited, right from the tummy sound that you just can’t get annoyed at (even if…

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  • What happens in a seminary?

    5 January 2021

    “What exactly happens in a Seminary?” This question is often asked when people meet Monsignor John Grace, Rector of Holy Spirit Seminary, Banyo. Monsignor is always happy to answer – and his response is always a joyful one. “It is a lively place, full of activity and a daily adventure for staff and students. Sometimes…

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  • Domestic and family Violence is not the end of their story

    5 January 2021

    Imagine the joy of being newly married and expecting your first child. Leanne found herself in that euphoric place, but it was then that the violence first began. She was four months pregnant the first time her husband knocked her into the wall, repeatedly. And all the hope for a joyful future was knocked out…

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  • Thank you for keeping families in crisis safe

    9 October 2020

    For most of us, the idea of being homeless is inconceivable. With friends, support networks and families to catch us when we fall, we know that should the worst happen, we have a safety net of loved ones in place. But for thousands of people in our local community the loss of security, the fear of…

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  • Student helped through the MacKillop Fund

    Never see a need without doing something about it

    28 July 2020

    At the heart of Mary MacKillop’s vocation was the belief that every child deserves a faith-based education – especially those children from families living in hardship. 2020 has been a turbulent year for many students and families, but for one little girl it has been a year filled with the love and support of her…

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  • Adrian and Ann at cheque presentation

    Giving to ensure a bright future for students at St James College

    16 July 2020

    St James College Old Boy, Adrian Di Marco is passionate about supporting disadvantaged students to attend the College. When asked what drives his philanthropy to the school, Adrian said, “A quality education and the support of teachers and staff at St James made a tremendous difference in my own life. Education is one way to…

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  • Archbishop Coleridge

    Looking forward: Archbishop Coleridge shares his hopes and plans for the Archdiocese of Brisbane

    16 March 2020

    Looking back across nearly eight years as Archbishop of Brisbane, His Grace provides a timely insight into his own journey as well as a ‘state of the union’ update on the Church in our archdiocese. Archbishop Mark also provided an insight into the social impact the Archdiocese has in our local communities: Archdiocese of Brisbane…

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  • St John Fisher College Bursary Fund Giving Form

    3 December 2019

    Thank you for supporting the St John Fisher College Bursary Fund Gifts over $2 are tax deductible.

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  • From a life of trauma, Beth was lifted into opportunity and hope

    29 November 2019

    In 2013, a local priest came to the MacKillop Fund Committee to ask for help for an impoverished family in his parish. He saw their need, and knew that a Catholic education will make a world of difference for the children in this household. The mother had been a victim of a violent sexual assault…

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  • What will enliven someone to make them vote?

    15 October 2019

    That’s the biggest question about American politics right now according to Professor Simon Jackman, the CEO of the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, who provided his insights into the American political landscape contrasted with Australia. “Imagine Australian politics without compulsory voting – politicians would be seen at school P&F meetings a lot more for…

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