Preparing children on remote properties and in smaller towns for the sacraments has always been a challenge. Different methods have been adopted over the years, often evolving as schooling methods changed
Since our last newsletter I had continued travelling for Confirmations with our young people in the Southern Mackay Cluster and in the Valleys Region Parish of our Diocese. I will be continuing with Confirmations in the Peak Downs and Blackwater in October when I return from leave. This will finish my travels for Sacraments for this year. My office is currently in the process of planning next year’s schedule for these already with our parish offices.
St Brendan’s College recently wrapped up its annual SBC/9 Mile Investments Rodeo for 2022. Once again, the event was a massive success and the College expressly thanks the wonderful backing from sponsors, parents and staff who without their support would not make this event possible.
The Rockhampton region has benefited enormously from Anne-Marie’s energy, vision, care and commitment to ensuring the community’s welfare. As a commissioner with the Australian Social Welfare Commission, Anne-Marie developed networks which provided various services for vulnerable people and families.
A competitive spirit and never-give-up attitude proved the winning formula for the team from Mercy College, Mackay, who took out first place at the Queensland final of the University of Newcastle, Science and Engineering Challenge held at the Gold Coast recently.