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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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  • Hospital chaplains the light in darkest times

    7 March 2018

    Our Hospital Chaplains Hospital chaplains are a light during challenging moments of our lives. Chaplains are volunteers who offer patients and their families comfort. One of our chaplains said: “I’ve helped people through the toughest times of their lives. Sometimes we pray together, other times we just talk. But when circumstances look the bleakest, I find…

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  • St Thomas Moore give gift

    Gift of compassion from students at St Thomas More

    13 December 2017

    The student leadership team at St Thomas More college in Sunnybank, Brisbane proudly presented Bishop Ken Howell with a gift of $3000 towards this year’s Annual Catholic Campaign. In line with the school’s motto ‘God’s Servant First’ and their commitment to infuse compassion and kindness, justice and peace, and love of God, into all they do, students raised the…

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  • Melbourne Cup panel

    8 December 2017

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals welcomed guest speakers Bart Sinclair (commentator), Shane Scriven (former jockey), Brian Yorke (former jockey) and Father Dave O’Connor (local racing enthusiast). Moderated by Michael Crutcher, General Manager – Communications, Archdiocese of Brisbane. An expert Melbourne Cup panel Ahead of the 2017 Melbourne Cup, the Assembly of Catholic Professionals was delighted…

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  • Prof Paul Carding

    ACP members polish their presentation skills

    12 September 2017

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals was delighted to welcome Prof Paul Carding as the guest speaker in August 2017. Prof Carding is an expert in the human voice and has more than 25 years of senior clinical experience in Speech Pathology. Drawing on his years of research and experience as a former voice consultant to…

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  • Annual Catholic Campaign regular giving

    Annual Catholic Campaign benefits from regular giving.

    30 August 2017

    The Catholic Campaign will be launched in every parish across the Archdiocese of Brisbane on Sunday 10 September 2017. This year, Archbishop Coleridge encourages us to remain faithful, advance the good works of the Church, and consider giving a regular gift. Barbara and her husband John give a regular gift to Centacare. Centacare’s pastoral ministries are…

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