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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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  • A story from Brisbane to Buckingham Palace

    25 July 2019

    Samantha Cohen joined the ACP in July to share her story of how a girl from Brisbane ended up in Buckingham Palace.

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  • God is Good for You: with Greg Sheridan AO

    24 June 2019

    Greg Sheridan AO is a noted journalist for The Australian newspaper and one of the nation’s most influential national security commentators. At this luncheon, Greg asked existential questions that are important to both Christians and non-Christians alike, including: Is God dead? Why is Christianity vital for our personal and social well-being? Why does the world…

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  • The centre of my life is my relationship with Jesus

    13 June 2019

    Deacon Tom Duncan is looking ahead to his ordination next month with great excitement and, most of all, he’s looking forward to celebrating his first Mass. He said in some ways there was no other answer. “(Mass) is not the only thing a priest does of course, but it is at the heart of the…

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  • “Welcome to Holy Spirit Seminary”

    19 February 2019

    Monsignor John Grace and the staff at Holy Spirit Seminary welcomed six new seminarians to Banyo this year. Starting the year with a Commencement Mass, Msgr Grace reflected on the occasion with the following sentiments: Looking out at the congregation gathered for our Seminary Commencement Mass on Sunday, one face stood out to me. Shining with…

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  • Giving a child a better future

    4 December 2018

    A child from a family in crisis, who can only dream of a Catholic education, has had their prayer answered, thanks to your faith in her potential. Sitting in her classroom, Vanessa’s* eyes light up and a huge grin spreads over her face. Mr Brian Eastaughffe is principal of Clairvaux MacKillop College on Brisbane’s southside and loves seeing this…

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  • A new phase of ministry

    23 November 2018

    Over the decades, priests show their faithful dedication to their vocation and the teaching of Jesus and His saving mission. These men of God have travelled with us and our families for generations and are grateful to be present in your lives. Even as they enter their senior years, they continue to fulfil their calling give invaluable…

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