A look at some of the highlights of life and work within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
- May 2015 '1528th
Hear Australian Catholic University Vice Chancellor Greg Craven’s personal story delivered at the menAlive Catholic Man Breakfast Series 2015. Often in the media on academic or constitutional matters, here he opens up about his faith and what it means to him.
- May 2015 '1527th
The Powerhouse of Leaders is a Brisbane Catholic Education initiative annually bringing together a mix of school leaders from a range of BCE and Religious Institute Schools. They mix for networking possibilities, and to be inspired by others who have modelled fine qualities of spiritual and servant leadership.
- May 2015 '156th
A touch of Italy comes to Brisbane through this annual May celebration of the Feast of Saints Alfio, Fidalfo and Cirino, martyred in 253AD. Mass, food stalls, entertainment and a liturgical procession through the streets of a Brisbane inner-northern suburb all highlight the vibrancy of the organising committee and the parish community.
- May 2015 '152nd
The Order of Malta is a lay Catholic organisation with a history of over 900 years of service and a particular focus is on helping the sick and the poor. Their annual Lourdes Healing Mass, at which they dispense bottles of water collected from the source at Lourdes, is a practical display of this ministry.
- Apr 2015 '1526th
The special occasion of the Centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli has shown the debt and reverence we still owe to all the women and men, past and present, in our defence forces. With echoes of Calvary, we see how it is possible for something hopeful to emerge out of what seems utter hopelessness.
- Mar 2015 '1527th
For the 6 weeks of Lent, Catholics are challenged to engage with their faith and deepen their knowledge of it in various ways. This is the story of one small prayer group, coming together around the locally produced Lenten Prayer resource, and cherishing the shared learning which results. For more information about the current Brisbane…
- Feb 2015 '1527th
February 27, 2015 was a special day for the Surfers Paradise parish. Opening new churches is not as common as it once was so the Mass for the Dedication of the new Stella Maris Church at Broadbeach was a cause for great joy. Rather than retreating in the face off all the high-rises of glass…
- Feb 2015 '1525th
Project Compassion is the annual tentpole fundraising initiative of Caritas Australia. Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese have a great affinity with it – enjoying hearing the success stories from its international ambassadors and also negotiating the fun, inventive ways they themselves can raise funds within their own school communities.
- Feb 2015 '1522nd
The annual Rite of Election is a joyful occasion in which priests and deacons stand with the other baptised faithful from parishes across the Archdiocese of Brisbane, in order to support the Catechumens. It is the penultimate stage of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This is what the church is born for…
- Feb 2015 '1510th
In the 75th year of their community’s existence, Br Alois, Br Ghislain and Br Matthew have been on a tour of the world showcasing the beauty of Taize prayer. The Brisbane Archdiocese was grateful to be a part of their itinerary and to participate in their workshops.