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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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  • 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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  • “Leaving my parish meant leaving home”

    10 December 2016

    FR PETER CONROY, RETIRED JULY 2016 “Leaving the parish meant leaving home,” says Fr Peter Conroy, who recently handed over the care of his beloved St Sebastian’s Catholic Parish community in Yeronga after 39 years. “I miss my parish most.” “There’s a great relationship between the priest and the parish where you work. The Catholic…

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  • Christmas in prison: a message from a Centacare prison chaplain

    10 November 2016

    My name is Sr Elisabeth Keane, but the inmates call me Sr Lis. I don’t have an office but I move around the centre, talking to staff and inmates – I am there for all. A conversation may be a greeting of a few minutes in passing, or it may be sitting down for a…

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  • Results of the 2016 Annual Catholic Campaign

    8 November 2016

    Mercy in Action The gifts you have given to the Annual Catholic Campaign have already powerfully and actively changed lives. Take a look at the impact that you have had with your generosity and support toward the mission of the Church in the Archdiocese of Brisbane…

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  • Your gifts to the Annual Catholic Campaign help children in need to grow in faith

    25 August 2016

    FORMER Federal President of the Australian Liberal Party, Ashley Goldsworthy AO OBE KM and his wife Shirley are passionate supporters of Catholic education. “Knowledge and faith don’t grow in ignorance. If children are not taught in the faith they cannot understand the faith,” says Professor Goldsworthy. The couple are strong supporters of the Mary MacKillop…

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