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Catholic Education Week Mass

Please find below an invitation to attend the Catholic Education Week Mass on Saturday 22 July at 6pm at St Joseph's Cathedral.  Our Spirit of Catholic Education Award nominess Fr Chris Schick and Mrs Karen Bartlem will be announced at this Mass.  All members of the TCC community are encouraged to attend to support our nominees and Catholic Education Week for 2017.




TCC was well represented by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the NAIDOC Mass on Tuesday held at Holy Family Church.  During the celebration Year 11 student, Emerson Godwell, was presented with the 2017 Catholic Education Indigenous Student Award.  Congratulations to Emerson on this well-deserved recognition.

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Welcome Liturgy

Thank you to Miss Rachele Belz, Acting AP: Mission, who co-ordinated an excellent Welcome back Liturgy at St Joseph's Cathedral on Wednesday morning.  Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students led the Liturgy well and the message for 2017 NAIDOC week, "Our Languages Matter" was a clear message throughout the Liturgy.  

During the Liturgy I was delighted to be able to show a video starring four TCC students, Mercedes Kirwin, Allan Oakley, Marnee McIvor and Sonja Solomon.  These students assisted with the writing of the song and then starred in the production of 'Feel the Fire' and expressed the desire that all of us, indigenous and non-indigenous, share in their history, embrace their culture and feel what they feel.  Well done students on a fantastic video.  TCC is proud of you.

If you would like to watch 'Feel the Fire' you will find it at  Well worth the watch!!

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Fr Chris

Thank you to all those who continue to keep Fr Chris in their thoughts and prayers.  The latest news is that he has relocated to Yeppoon and is with family there.  He is in good spirits and wanted to pass on his thanks for the prayers and the many messages of support that he has received.  Keep them coming!  Below is an original artwork from Fr Chris that he drew to express his appreciation to all.

Fr Chris artwork