Impact stories

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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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  • Your gifts to the Annual Catholic Campaign bring hope to prisoners

    25 August 2016

    FORMER PARISH PRIEST AT ST BERNADINE’S, FR TONY GIRVAN, has always strived to be proactive about helping the poorest of the poor. “I didn’t just want to talk about it and preach about it. I wanted to go out and do it,” he said. In the Seminary and throughout his priesthood, Fr Tony has helped out…

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  • Your gifts to the Annual Catholic Campaign educate our seminarians

    25 August 2016

    “A GOOD SHEPHERD a pastor after God’s heart, is the greatest treasure which the good Lord can grant to a parish, and one of the most precious gifts of divine mercy,” said St John Vianney. Your contribution to the Annual Catholic Campaign helps to educate our future parish priests at Holy Spirit Seminary. With your gifts,…

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  • Your gifts to the Annual Catholic Campaign bolster grassroots ministries

    25 August 2016

    IMAGINE a vibrant community of more than 250 young people, gathered in the name of Jesus Christ well before Sunday Mass even begins. Imagine the joy of the Holy Spirit, evident in every 6 to 18 year-old participant and each of the 50 young adult and adult leaders. Welcome to the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement…

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  • Your gifts to the Annual Catholic Campaign provide a dignified retirement for Fr Ted Houlihan

    25 August 2016

    RETIRED FR TED HOULIHAN remembered a time “priests died in the presbytery” without the care they needed in old age. Living alongside other retired clergy near St Thomas the Apostle Church, Camp Hill, the 85 year-old has “deep gratitude” to those who financially and prayerfully support the Priests Foundation. “The support of the foundation allows us…

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  • Centacare’s Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care

    1 August 2016

    21 years ago Jim Noonan saw a notice in the parish newsletter that caught his attention. The notice was about a training course for pastoral carers offered by Centacare’s Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care (CPPC). The training course is run each year by Mrs Janine De Maria, coordinator of CPPC and registered Mental Health Nurse, and Fr…

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  • Celebrating the Feast of Pentecost

    15 June 2016

      I hope you enjoy looking through the photos that I took at our recent celebrations of the Feast of Pentecost. Sincerely, Nathan Webb, (1st yr seminarian)       Donate Now

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  • Fr Jim Browne: our “re-treaded” priest

    15 June 2016

    “I’ve always been of the opinion that priests belong to parishes, parishes do not belong to priests. And it’s a very important distinction. We’re there as Jesus said, the Son of Man came to serve, not to be served and give his life as a ransom for many. I think that’s the bottom line when…

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  • Paulette’s Miracle Bursary: a story of a recipient and her family

    9 June 2016

    Paulette’s father, Francis, worked for the United Nations in his war-torn home country in Africa exposing corruption in his government and violence against civilians from rebel groups… “There were two parties fighting against the corrupt government. But while they were fighting they were committing so many crimes – kidnapping, murdering. One day they walked into my village and…

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