30.06.2017

Postion Vacant - Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator

DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING COORDINATOR - CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF TOWNSVILLE This exciting new senior position reflects the importance that the Diocese of Townsville places on the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  The Safeguarding Coor...

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1.06.2017

BISHOP ESTABLISHES POSITION OF DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING COORDINATOR

New Safeguarding Coordinator for the Diocese of Townsville The new Catholic Bishop of Townsville, Bishop Timothy Harris, has today made a significant announcement that he will appoint a Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator. On becoming Bishop of Townsville four ...

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25.05.2017

Calling young Australians to be part of an international conversation

  Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young ...

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3.05.2017

Bishop Timothy Harris Ordained Sixth Bishop of Townsville

Bishop Timothy Harris Ordained Sixth Bishop of Townsville The episcopal ordination of the Most Reverend Timothy Harris as the sixth Bishop of Townsville took place today, on the Feast of St Philip and St James, at the Ryan Catholic College in Townsville. ...

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24.02.2017

Closure of Case Study 50 of the Royal Commission

Statement from Archbishop Denis Hart, President, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference at the conclusion of case study 50 of the Royal Commission 24 February 2017 As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse concludes its final h...

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16.02.2017

Royal Commission’s release of full data report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Churc

Statement from Francis Sullivan, CEO Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council Today the Royal Commission has released the full report of its survey results on claims made against Catholic organisations for alleged child sexual abuse by their p...

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10.02.2017

Position Vacant: Accountant

Position Vacant: Accountant Location:       Townsville CBDJob Type:      Permanent Full TimeSalary:           Attractive Salary Package availableIndustry:   &nb...

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8.02.2017

Pope Francis appoints Sixth Bishop of Townsville

Pope Francis appoints Fr Timothy Harris, Sixth Bishop of Townsville The Holy Father has today appointed Fr Timothy Harris, a priest of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, as the sixth Bishop of Townsville. Bishop-Elect Harris is currently the Parish Priest of Surfers...

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6.02.2017

CEO Truth, Justice and Healing Council makes statement to Royal Commission

Francis Sullivan, CEO, Truth Justice and Healing Council has today made a statement to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Case Study 50: Catholic Church authorities in Australia. The following is a transcript of what ...

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20.01.2017

Pope's Letter to Young People

Pope Francis has issued a Letter to Young People of the World. Pope's Letter to Young People on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Preparatory Document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops My Dear Young People, I am pleased to an...

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22.11.2016

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES NEW COMPANY TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

compliance with professional standards to protect children and vulnerable people was announced today by church leaders Catholic Professional Standards (CPS) Limited represents a new national Church response to the importance of safeguarding vuln...

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9.11.2016

Position Vacant - Community Multicultural Worker

Community Multicultural Officer Exciting opportunity to join a passionate and supportive work environment Part Time, Fixed term, av. 25 hours a week Based in Mount Isa Remuneration equivalent to SACS (Qld) Award Good Shepherd Catholic Parish (GSP) is...

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27.10.2016

Halloween Night of Light

Many families have their doubts about celebrating Halloween. For some, the practice of trick-ortreating is seen as yet another invasion by American culture. For others, the association with pagan ritual is viewed as inappropriate and even&n...

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26.10.2016

Vatican publishes guidance on burials and conserving ashes in the case of cremation

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Publishes guidance on burials and conserving ashes in the case of cremation The Australian Catholic Bishops welcome a new document from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published toda...

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27.09.2016

Positions Vacant NWQICSS

Staff Services Manager About us North West Queensland Indigenous Catholic Social Services (NWQICSS) is a non-profit association established by Good Shepherd Parish Mount Isa to provide direct relief and support to Indigenous people of the region. Position ...

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28.08.2016

Homily from 102nd Migrant and Refugee Sunday

Migrant & Refugee Sunday Celebration – 2016 It was in 1996 that I made my first overseas journey. I went to London for my higher studies in English Literature. That was my first journey outside my country, my first journey in a plane and that too, a...

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27.07.2016

World Youth Day is a catalyst for renewal in youth ministry

World Youth Day in Sydney changed the landscape of youth ministry nationally, the Australian bishops said today during a national gathering of Australian pilgrims currently participating at World Youth Day (WYD) events in Krakow, Poland. Today, the Austral...

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8.04.2016

The Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia: On Love in the Family

“The Joy of Love”: Pope Francis between the ideal and the real “In his Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, ‘The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family’, Pope Francis has spoken as a true pastor who really knows the huma...

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4.04.2016

Catholic Centre Closure

The Catholic Centre including the pastoral and finance offices, 270 Stanley Street will be closed on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th April 2016 sue to the Townsville Catholic Education Year of Mercy "Illuminating Life" Gathering at the Townsville Entertainmen...

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10.03.2016

VALE Fr Donald Raymond Smith

Vale Fr Donald Raymond Smith - 13 July, 1931 - 10 March, 2016 Diocesan Administrator Fr Mick Lowcock wishes to announce the death of Fr Don Smith at the Mater Hospital in Townsville in the early hours of Thursday 10 March, 2016. Fr Don was well known around th...

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7.03.2016

VALE Bishop Raymond Benjamin

Beloved Bishop Ray Benjamin dies aged 91 Fr. Michael Lowcock, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Townsville, regretfully wishes to inform the community of the death of Emeritus Bishop of Townsville, Reverend Raymond Benjamin. Bishop Benjamin turned 91 on...

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24.02.2016

Catholic Mission urges support for Fiji after Cyclone Winston

Catholic Mission is urging Australians to reach out to residents of Fiji following a category five cyclone that devastated the island at the weekend. The call comes amid fears of a health crisis in the Pacific nation, after tropical cyclone Winston caused wide...

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12.02.2016

Lenten Pastoral Message from Fr Mick Lowcock

PASTORAL MESSAGE LENT - 2016   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ  As we begin Lent in this Year of Mercy, the traditional elements of prayer, fasting and sharing with the poor become a more pivotal focus for the way we live Lent this year. With pra...

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8.11.2015

Pope Francis Year of Mercy Letter

Pope Francis has released a letter about the Jubilee Year of Mercy with important information for all Catholics this week. To My Venerable BrotherArchbishop Rino FisichellaPresident of the Pontifical Councilfor the Promotion of the New Evangelization...

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8.11.2015

Australian Bishops to speak at Family Synod

Australia’s Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Bishop Eugene Hurley are preparing to speak at the Synod on the Family in Rome. On Sunday 4th October, the Australian representatives lodged what’s called the petitio loquendi, which means a request to spea...

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