A Hospital for Sinners – A Training Ground for Saints

Fr Damian McGrath

Fr Damian McGrath is a Brisbane priest “on loan” to the Diocese of Townsville. He has just completed his tenth year in the parish. He says that he is always wonderful and that the Hinchinbrook region is paradise. As well as being Parish Priest of the three parishes in this district, he is the Clergy…

Pauline Pennisi

Pauline has been the Parish Secretary since her daughter Daniella began school in 1987. Apparently, she came in just to give Father Ferlazzo a hand. She has never left. In 2009, she was granted the award Pro Ecclesia et Pontefice (for church and Pontiff) for her dedication to parish life and ministry. At Easter  time,…

Marcella Cantatore

Marcella began working for the parish as Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation Coordinator in 2011.  Soon afterwards, Marcella also took on the role of Assistant Secretary. Marcella’s job has grown considerably. She continues to look after all of our children’s ministries, our Sunday liturgies, and special projects like the Mission Trip.

Beth Ingegneri

Beth started working for our parishes just over a year ago. She took over the bookkeeping role from Pauline and the new role of compliance officer for our parishes. The area of compliance is an every expanding one, concerned with everything from Workplace Health and Safety to Privacy legislation. With Beth’s help we are finally…

Sr Nina Barra

Sr Nina celebrated her Diamond Jubilee as a Sister of Mercy on 8 December 2019. After a long career in education, culminating in 15 years as Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sr Nina began working in the area of pastoral ministry to the sick and aged. Sr Nina coordinates communion to the housebound and…