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

    29 November 2019

    From the despair of a life of trauma and almost pre-determined poverty, the MacKillop Fund could lift this young lady and her family into opportunity. 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…

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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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  • 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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  • Memory Cafes support people living with dementia and families

    23 November 2018

    Cathie and Phil’s story reads like one long love story. They met when Cathie was 14, only a few years out from her native Scotland and have been together ever since. They’ve two children and three beautiful grandchildren, spread between New Zealand and Melbourne. Their marriage has stretched beyond 50 years, forged by challenges that…

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  • Meet new deacons Joshua Whitehead and Thomas Duncan

    22 November 2018

    Prayer, study, reflection, work, serve. After a journey that has spanned six years, Joshua Whitehead and Thomas Duncan have been ordained deacons. Surrounded by family, friends, clergy and supporters Deacons Joshua and Thomas took a major step towards ministerial priesthood on Friday, 16 November at the Holy Spirit Chapel, Banyo. Deacon Joshua Whitehead will be…

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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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