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  • The beauty and suffering of Cambodia with Bishop Kike

    6 September 2018

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals was honoured to share an impossible story of beauty and suffering with the man they call Cambodia’s Bishop of the Wheelchairs, His Excellency Bishop Enrique Figaredo Alvargonzalez, affectionately known as Bishop Kike. Bishop Enrique began his mission in the refugee camps of Cambodia in 1985, working with those who had…

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  • Centacare helping domestic violence survivors

    Help Centacare support our most vulnerable neighbours

    23 August 2018

    Through the Annual Catholic Campaign, you can help Centacare provide hope for our most vulnerable neighbours. The Annual Catholic Campaign which funds vital works of the Church in our local communities, including Centacare. The team of trained staff and volunteers need your help to provide outreach to some of our most vulnerable neighbours. Meet Jenny*. Her bruises…

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  • Help train the next generation of priests

    23 August 2018

    Your kind support of the Annual Catholic Campaign will help to train the next generation of priests for our parishes. In years past you’ve been wonderfully generous and supported the Annual Catholic Campaign. May we build upon these achievements so that the Archdiocese can continue to demonstrate God’s compassion is tangible and near at hand. Meet Jack Ho. Born in Taiwan…

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  • Two children learning together

    Your gift is the answer to a child’s prayer

    23 August 2018

    Please generously support the Annual Catholic Campaign, and help children from families in crisis who dream of a Catholic education? The Mary MacKillop Catholic School Access Fund is one of the four vital agencies that rely on funding raised through the Annual Catholic Campaign. Sitting in her classroom, Vanessa’s* eyes light up and a huge grin spreads over…

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  • Retired priests need our support

    Support for elderly and unwell priests

    22 August 2018

    The Annual Catholic Campaign supports our elderly and unwell priests in retirement. Jesus entrusted us with the task of caring for the poorest and most vulnerable among us and spreading the Good News of the Gospel. Here in South East Queensland one of the ways we answer that call is through the Annual Catholic Campaign which funds vital…

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  • Financial life lessons with Noel Whittaker AM

    10 May 2018

    It was an honour to welcome Noel Whittaker AM to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals event in March. Noel generously shared his personal life story including the lessons he has personally taken from his successes as well as his failures. Noel Whittaker is considered one of Australia’s leading finance experts. He has written 21 bestselling books, including…

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  • Seven new seminarians in 2018

    2 May 2018

    There’s nothing like the promise of new beginnings to inspire us all. It’s a delight to introduce the men who have just begun their first year at Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo (pictured l-r): William Brennan, Thomas Popovic, Sang Duc Bui, Matthew Popovic, Tristram Garbellotto, Michael My Van Tran and Bradley Davies. With such a great…

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  • Catholic school gives hope to children in need

    7 March 2018

    In a world where others want so much, 5-year-old Philip is fascinated with one thing: his brand new school bag! The thought of going to school gives Philip so much joy, he jumps out of bed on a Monday morning. He’s excited to put on his uniform every day. He has no idea how much financial and…

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  • New seminarians a boost for our future Church

    7 March 2018

    There’s nothing like the promise of new beginnings to inspire us all. Thanks to your support, Monsignor John Grace and his formation team have just welcomed seven young men to Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo. This group of seminarians is one of the largest in recent years and represent the future of our Church. Educating…

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  • Retired priest still active

    7 March 2018

    Father Jim Browne jovially describes himself as a “re-treaded” rather than a retired priest. In fact, since his retirement in 2002, he has helped the people of Macleay and the Bay Islands build their first church. Thanks to your prayerful gifts, elderly and retired priests, like Father Jim, are able to continue to live out…

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