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  • 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. During his luncheon presentation, Prof Carding highlighted six areas professionals can refine, drawn from…

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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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  • Seminarians at the Holy Spirit Seminary

    Supporting our seminarians: our future shepherds of service

    30 August 2017

    Seminarians today face challenges that priests of yesteryear could never have imagined. Once ordained, they lead our faith communities in a more secular, global and technologically driven world. Our future priests will be of service to more complex and diverse communities than in the past. Parish priests now commonly minister to multiple congregations with growing multicultural communities and deal with…

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  • MacKillop Fund the gift of a Catholic education

    A new dream through a Catholic education

    30 August 2017

    Martha used to have nightmares. Now, through the MacKillop Fund, she has a new dream thanks to her nurturing Catholic education. In the quiet of the night, Martha’s dreams are filled with horrors most of us will never know. She sees a man with a gun. She hears his shouts and threats and can even smell the…

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  • Centacare provides Catholic pastoral support

    Pastoral support gives hope and changes lives

    30 August 2017

    Dementia steals individuals away from their loved ones, one memory at a time. With rates of dementia are on a dramatic increase, the need for pastoral support services for both the sufferer and their family has never been greater, as Joan and her husband Peter know all too well. “We don’t have children; it’s pretty much the…

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  • The Priests Foundation is like my walking stick

    “The Priests Foundation is like my walking stick, helping me stay on my feet.”

    30 August 2017

    “The Priests Foundation is like my walking stick, helping me stay on my feet. During the first five years of my retirement, I was still very active in the parishes. It’s only in the last few years that I’ve gradually been limited in what I can do,” says Father Denis Long. A parish is a priest’s family…

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  • Colin McDonald ACP guest speakers

    Colin McDonald, QC

    8 June 2017

    Colin McDonald, QC is a defence barrister, human rights advocate and art lover. His presentation to the ACP on 25 May 2017 brought together all of these passions in a compelling conversation with his good friend and colleague, Russell Thirgood. Colin gives a thought-provoking discussion as he weaves together reflections on his career that spans…

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  • Welcoming our new seminarians for 2017

    23 February 2017

    It’s a delight to introduce the men who have just begun their first year at Holy Spirit Seminary: Gerard Lai, Isaac Falzon, David Nightingale, John Foley and Minje Kim. “These seminarians will undertake what’s called their propaedeutic year. The year is about getting them settled into the kind of education and formation that is required for…

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  • Building the Future of our Church Parish by Parish

    5 December 2016

    This year 20 parishes established a new Parish Endowment Fund to provide parishioners with the opportunity to give a gift now or in their Will to a perpetual fund that will sustain parish programs and ministries every year for generations to come. The following parishes opened an endowment in 2016: Albany Creek – All Saints Parish…

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  • November Quarterly Luncheon

    1 December 2016

    The Assembly of Catholic Professionals presents a special Melbourne Cup event. Featuring a panel of racing experts: Bart Sinclair, Chris Munce and Father Dave O’Connor (moderated by Michael Crutcher)   This luncheon is free for Assembly Members or $176 (incl. GST) for guests. Date Friday, 3 November 2017 Time 12pm – 2pm with extended networking after lunch to…

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