The trip west was a fantastic opportunity to connect once again with all the small communities from Alpha to Jericho through to Aramac, Muttaburra, Ilfracombe, Jundah and Isisford. These small communities get Mass occasionally, from once a month, to once every couple of months, to once a year depending on circumstances. Yet, in each of these communities the faith is alive.
Parish secretaries and managers from around the Diocese came together at the The Haven, Emu Park from 3rd to 5th May for a Parish Administration Inservice. A range of topics were covered over the course of the Inservice, including sacramental preparation, catechesis, canon law matters, and clergy life & ministry.
Family, friends and Sisters of Mercy gathered on Saturday 30 April 2022 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of three members, namely Sisters Marlene Fitzgibbons (Rockhampton), Mary Marise Casey (North Mackay) and Grace Bartolo (Emu Park) and the Silver Jubilee of Sr Kerry-Ann Sullivan (North Mackay). Sr Anne Keim (Community Leader – North – Qld) formally welcomed guests to the luncheon at the Rockhampton Leagues.
Pauline was the founder of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in 1822, the first of the pontifical mission societies.
‘Amanat’, an Urdu word, is something very precious given to a faithful person to keep safe. Such is the blessing, privilege, and holy responsibility in receiving the gift of a child from God!