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Dominican connects with diverse youth

A former publican who develops apps in his spare time is the newest member of the St Laurence’s Dominican community at North Adelaide. Ordained in July last year in Sydney, Father Matthew Boland OP spoke to Jenny Brinkworth about his vocation and his first assignment as chaplain of Blackfriars Priory School – the only school in Australia run by the Dominican friars.

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‘Oh no! Not a baptism!’

Have you ever uttered these words, or heard them on the lips of another parishioner as you arrived for Sunday Mass to find young parents with white-clad infant in arms, obviously ready to celebrate the sacrament of baptism?


Kildare STEM winners

Kildare College was named ‘overall winner’ at a recent heat of the Science and Engineering Challenge event, a nationwide STEM outreach program, presented by the University of Newcastle and held at Flinders University.

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In memory of the unborn

Brighton parish has heeded the call of Pope Francis to “develop the attitude of the Good Samaritan” by establishing a memorial dedicated to the memories of unborn children and celebrating a special Mass for families who have lost children on All Souls Day next month.