Over the past month I finished the Confirmation program for the year with visits to Clermont, Moranbah , Longreach, Barcaldine and Blackall. It’s so wonderful to have our young people going through the Sacraments and I’m very grateful to the Sacramental teams, including the school staff, who prepare our young people so well to receive the Sacraments.
Bishop Michael shares with us some memories of our Cathedral that have come in from around the Diocese as we hold the St Joseph’s Cathedral Restoration Appeal in November.
On the 4th November, Bishop Brian Heenan led the Eucharist in the Cathedral on the occasion of the 30th Jubilee of his ordination as Bishop.
At the centenary celebrations on Saturday 16 October, Ron Armstrong (Assistant Principal: Boarding – The Cathedral College) welcomed the Sisters and invited guests to Genazzano’s large recreation room, attractively decorated with old photographs and memorabilia by the creative staff of Girls’ Boarding.
When we allow God to be in every part of our life, He responds by guiding us, feeding and challenging us so that we can become holy. Pope Francis addresses many aspects of family life in various parts of the world. He writes about single parents, families in war torn countries and those complicated family relationships.
In October our diocese was privileged to host two ‘Men Alive’ parish weekends, one in Calliope on the 13th & 14th of October, and another one in Emerald on the 30th & 31st of October. The weekends were led by presenters from Brisbane who worked together with local leaders to plan and run the events.