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Brother Jack Cummins

Brother Jack Cummins died peacefully at Holy Spirit Carseldine on Tuesday evening the 2nd December 2014; the eve of his 89th birthday. While this had been expected, please remember him and his sister and family in your prayers and thoughts.

The vigil will be Sunday evening 7th December at 7.00 pm at Holy Spirit Carseldine chapel.
The funeral will be from Emmaus Chapel, Sisters of Mercy, Nudgee on Monday morning 8th December at 10.00 am and the celebrants Fr Liam Horsfall.

Read a Tribute to Jack by a former pupil

In Loving Memory


Second Sunday in Advent

John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 1, 1-8 


 Second Sunday in Advent       Reflections from Previous weeks

In His Hands

Prayers are requested for:

  • Jack Cummins who has weakened, and is quite low.
  • Mick Knights and Coman McCarthy who have moved into higher care at Bahkita House at Canossa.
  • Mr Terry Quinn, father of our Brother Luke who was who went to eternal rest last week.

If you know of members of the Edmund Rice Network who would like the prayers of the whole group please let me know. You may contact me at .


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The Federal Government’s new legislation is a comprehensive assault on Australia’s obligations to protect victims of persecution, giving the Immigration Minister greater power than ever before to act as he wishes.

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Request to contribute to “Celebrating Oceania”

This request is addressed to all Ministry Leaders, Brothers, Groups and Individuals
who are part of the Oceania Province in some way.

The Province is producing a publication which gathers as many as we can of the achievements and activities around over the first seven years of the Oceania Province. We hope to have in this publication a brief description and a photograph of some element of the endeavours of every group in the broader Province. 

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