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Dec 2018 '18
14th

Sofia's pitch for pop-up art van

Catholic Education
ST John Fisher College, Bracken Ridge, student, Sofia Velkos, had more on her mind than holidays as she prepared for a big pitch for a small van to Brisbane City Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.
Dec 2018 '18
14th

Archbishop's 2018 Christmas Message

Archbishop Mark's Pastoral Messages
These days there's a lot of death around both locally and internationally. Locally we are dealing with issues of the beginning of life and the end of life and again the shadow of death falls across that kind of debate, as we...
Dec 2018 '18
14th

Following St Francis: Fr Francesco Mary Gavazzi 'just wanted to follow and live for God alone'

The Catholic Leader
In May 2018, Father Francesco Mary Gavazzi was ordained a priest with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The ordination marked a 12-year journey for the Australian native that began...
Dec 2018 '18
13th

Tongan Caritas leader says 'effects of climate change are being felt on a daily basis'

The Catholic Leader
AFTER world leaders gathered in Poland for the United Nations' annual climate conference, a Catholic advocate in the Pacific has warned of the environmental damage being suffered on her island home. "The effects of climate...
Dec 2018 '18
13th

Schools' energy commitment: It's about just about power but 'caring for the environment'

The Catholic Leader
2018. IT was the year a fully electric vehicle had its first test run on Australian roads - here in Queensland. And it was the year Brisbane Catholic schools embarked on a pioneering clean-energy project that aims to...
Dec 2018 '18
13th

Most dioceses have now entered the National Redress Scheme

Archdiocesan Media Releases
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is pleased that about 90 per cent of all parishes, diocesan schools and ministries have now officially joined the National Redress Scheme. Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher has...
Dec 2018 '18
12th

Archbishop Philip Wilson's conviction for concealing child sexual abuse quashed

The Catholic Leader
A JUDGE has described how Australia's mainstream media can exert subtle pressure during court cases, as he quashed the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson for covering up child sexual abuse. The former Adelaide...
Dec 2018 '18
12th

Cooking up a fresh start - New bakery offering refugee chef a chance to start again

The Catholic Leader
By Mark Bowling A REFUGEE chef from war-torn Syria is working towards a fresh start in Australia by sharing his culinary skills and culture at a new bakery-cafe south of Brisbane. After fleeing Aleppo with his young Catholic...
Dec 2018 '18
11th

For Sr Elisabeth Keane pastoral ministry is all about 'the caring, compassionate face of Christ'

The Catholic Leader
SR Elisabeth Keane loved life as a teacher and mentor of young women, and then she discovered the joys of parish ministry, but now she's really at home in prison. Every week for the past 18 years, she's been visiting women...
Dec 2018 '18
11th

Christmas holiday contact information

Centacare Brisbane
For Centacare clients, there are some important changes to our normal operating hours this Christmas holiday period. Please contact your Service Delivery Manager or phone 1300 236 822 for further information (all days except...
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Dec 2018 '18
16th

Archbishop Mark Facebook Post

Archbishop Mark Facebook
There's a nice symmetry here as Fr Stephen Byrnes delivers a two-minute homily based upon this weekend's readings in the Enoggera parish's own St John the Baptist church. How true too: "We reduce the significance of baptism...
Dec 2018 '18
16th

Centacare Brisbane Facebook Post

Centacare Brisbane Facebook
Touring the Christmas lights displays on Brisbane's North side helped our clients enjoy the Christmas spirit. Have you seen a great Christmas lights display in your neighbourhood that we could consider for our lights tour?
Dec 2018 '18
15th

Archdiocesan Facebook Post

Archdiocesan Facebook
From psychiatrist Dr Karl Menninger's tale of a 1970s street preacher in Chicago to a reflection on the baptism scene in 'The Godfather', Fr Stephen Byrnes is providing ample food for thought in this week's two minute...
Dec 2018 '18
15th

Centacare Brisbane Facebook Post

Centacare Brisbane Facebook
A visit from Clare is a weekly highlight for the children at Julia Cumming Community Child Care. A long term member of the Parish, Clare visits every week to play with the children. This week in the countdown to Christmas...
Dec 2018 '18
15th

Archdiocesan Facebook Post

Archdiocesan Facebook
"It was just 12 months ago today, with the release of the Final Report of the McClellan Royal Commission onto public record, that victims voices and stories were no longer silenced."
Dec 2018 '18
14th

Centacare Brisbane Facebook Post

Centacare Brisbane Facebook
Last week our Brisbane North community celebrated Christmas at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club Inc. with caroling, a beautiful lunch and a visit from our special guest, Santa. Merry Christmas!
Dec 2018 '18
14th

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Catholic Education Twitter
Dec 2018 '18
14th

@TheCatholicLead Tweet

The Catholic Leader Twitter
An Australian member of the @CFR_Franciscans is excited to begin his priestly ministry in London. Fr Francesco Mary… https://t.co/7lpE21PP1V
Dec 2018 '18
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@cathcollective Tweet

Catholic Collective Twitter
Calling all young single men out there - this post is just for you 😁 https://t.co/U3PjlirTUK
Dec 2018 '18
13th

@TheCatholicLead Tweet

The Catholic Leader Twitter
Pacific countries are among those most affected by climate change, even though they have contributed least to emiss… https://t.co/aNNZpOfJzY
Upcoming liturgical dates

Today: Monday of 3rd week in Advent

Colour: Violet

Tomorrow: Tuesday of 3rd week in Advent

Colour: Violet

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018: Wednesday of 3rd week in Advent

Colour: Violet

Thursday, 20 Dec 2018: Thursday of 3rd week in Advent

Colour: Violet

Friday, 21 Dec 2018: Friday of 3rd week in Advent

Colour: Violet

Saturday, 22 Dec 2018: Saturday of 3rd week in Advent

Colour: Violet

Sunday, 23 Dec 2018: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Colour: Violet - Holy day of obligation

Monday, 24 Dec 2018: Monday of 4th week in Advent

Colour: Violet

Tuesday, 25 Dec 2018: The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

Colour: White - Holy day of obligation

Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018: St Stephen, the first martyr

Colour: Red

Thursday, 27 Dec 2018: St John, apostle, evangelist

Colour: White

Friday, 28 Dec 2018: The Holy Innocents, martyrs

Colour: Red

Saturday, 29 Dec 2018: 5th day in the Octave of the Nativity

Colour: White

Sunday, 30 Dec 2018: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Colour: White - Holy day of obligation

Monday, 31 Dec 2018: 7th day in the Octave of the Nativity

Colour: White

Tuesday, 1 Jan 2019: Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Colour: White

Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019: Sts Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen

Colour: White

Thursday, 3 Jan 2019: Weekday of Christmas Time

Colour: White

Friday, 4 Jan 2019: Weekday of Christmas Time

Colour: White

Saturday, 5 Jan 2019: Weekday of Christmas Time

Colour: White

Sunday, 6 Jan 2019: The Epiphany of the Lord

Colour: White - Holy day of obligation

Please pray with us

  • Please pray that I can surrender my burdens and problems to the Lord. Please pray that he eases my anxiety and helps me to trust him. I am pleading for prayers that the Lord is with us and guides us through a problem we are facing. Please pray for a favourable outcome
    Tanja
  • "Lord please renew my friendship with my friend Elizabeth. I made a bad choice and betrayed her and broke her trust. I hope our friendship still has a chance for forgiveness and reconciliation. I am in so much pain for hurting her and need consolation.
    A
  • I beg for a prayer for winning my court case with the banks - I was deceived, terribly cheated, and I was seriously ill. For digging out of a ruined life, for protection for children and my parents.
    Paulina of Poland
  • Please pray for myself my husband our two little children pray for our families our neighborhood please pray that god will give us good neighbour's next door in this empty home that they will be quiet & respectful that we get along beautifully amen
    Margaret of Ireland
  • God, I thank You for answering all my prayers. Amen.
    Simon of Washington DC
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