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Pictured at the launch of St Columba’s Centenary book were (from left) Fr Michael Grace (parish administrator), Josephine Nolan (book committee), Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard, and Gerard Benjamin (book editor and designer).

AROUND 150 attended the book launch of A Community of Faith: 100 Years, on Sunday 30 March, as part of the marking of the centenary of St. Columba’s Catholic Parish at Wilston in Brisbane.

The celebration also included the farewell to parish priest Bishop Joseph Oudeman, and the blessing and opening of St Columba’s Centenary Piazza by the previous parish priest, Fr Jan Bialasiewicz.

The current Administrator, Fr Michael Grace, performed the honours for the book, which had been planned and written by a small committee, which first contemplated the daunting task in June 2012.

St.Columba's-Front Cover-smallThe book chronicles the parish’s growth through eleven parish priests, numerous associate pastors, several schools and a great variety of community activities.

Gerard typeset and designed the 184-page book, and also provided editorial assistance. The book is well-illustrated and includes appendices and an index.

The cost is $25, and copies may be ordered from the Wilston Parish Office on 3352 1730 or email: scwilston@bne.catholic.net.au.

A Community of Faith: 100 Years is likely to be an indispensable reference for a century to come…


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