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  • Oct 2002 '02

    Golden Wedding Ceremonies at St Stephen’s – Over 70 couples say “I do”again

    Nearly seventy couples will renew their wedding vows at Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral in a special ceremony at 10.00 am on Saturday 19th October. All have been married fifty years or more to claim their Golden Wedding Anniversary status. Two proud couples will be celebrating their Diamond (60th) anniversary. Archbishop John Bathersby will preside at…

  • Oct 2002 '02

    Contribution to the Forde Foundation

    The leaders of Anglican, Catholic and Salvation Army Churches have announced the results of a State-wide appeal to assist the Forde Foundation. An aggregate of $95,307.55 was collected from local Church communities and contributed by central Church funds. A cheque for the final amount was forwarded to Mrs Leneen Forde, on behalf of the Foundation,…

  • Oct 2002 '02

    Archbishop calls for prayers for victims of Bali tragedy

    The Archbishop has requested the Catholic people of the Archdiocese to pray at the weekend Masses for the victims and the families of the Bali tragedy and also for the enlightenment of those evil persons who seek to achieve political results from the slaughter of innocent people. He offers his very deepest sympathy to those…

  • Oct 2002 '02

    World Animal Day – Blessing of the Animals

    The Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi and World Animal Day will be conjointly celebrated with a special blessing of the animals service in the Brisbane Catholic Parish of Annerley / Ekibin on Sunday, October 6th. The service is to be held at 9am on Sunday at St John Fisher Church, Holland Park West…

  • Sep 2002 '02

    Brisbane hosts 2002 relationship educators conference

    If nearly half of Australian marriage relationships end in divorce, why don’t we hear more about the half that do work and why? Successful marriages and good relationships will go under the spotlight when more than 200 relationships educators meet in Brisbane between 26th and 30th September 2002. The Marriage and Relationship Educators Association of…

  • Aug 2002 '02

    Statement regarding Bulletin (3/9/02) Nazareth House abuse claims

    In response to the article in “The Bulletin” (3/9/02) Complaints of abuse at Nazareth House Orphanage Father James Spence, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, said today that the Archdiocese acknowledged with deep regret the distress felt by former residents of Nazareth House who filed statements of claim in the Supreme Court in 1999 against…

  • Aug 2002 '02

    National Migrant and Refugee Sunday

    On Sunday 25 August at 2pm at St Stephen’s Cathedral Brisbane, the ethnic community of Brisbane will celebrate National Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2002 at a multicultural Mass. More than 30 ethnic communications will be represented at the Mass. The celebration will begin with an entrance procession of representatives of ethnic communities wearing national dress….

  • Aug 2002 '02

    The Irish legacy in Queensland

    Ancient Irish traditions and their continuing influence in Queensland will be explored during an upcoming conference in Brisbane convened by the Queensland Irish Association and the Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University. “Irish Ways, Queensland Days” will present recent research findings that transform our understanding of the Irish cultural legacy and its role in colonial and…

  • Jul 2002 '02

    Commission for Catholic Women to meet in Brisbane

    The Commission for Australian Catholic Women (CACW) will travel to Brisbane in early August to meet with the Catholic community from the Brisbane Archdiocese. The CACW, which is based in Canberra, has already held meetings in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth The meeting will be held at Riverglenn (near Nudgee Junior) at 70 Kate Street,…

  • Jul 2002 '02

    Centacare’s Children First – one of the world’s 12 best programs

    A Brisbane program designed to help children cope with the trauma of parental separation and divorce has been named one of the world’s twelve best education and group intervention programs. Centacare’s Children First program received the accolade as a result of a world research review on similar programs by the Australian Institute for Primary Care,…

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