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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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  • 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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  • Bursaries for St Jimmies College

    12 April 2018

    From the desk of Gerry Crooks, Principal, St Jimmies College “One of the time-honoured traditions at St James College is to touch the school crest on your way into the school grounds each morning. As the principal, I watch hundreds of students do this every day, an instinctive sign of gratitude for the family that welcomes…

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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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