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 serves on the…

Fr Shilbin Kurian

Fr Shilbin Kurian is 34 years old and just over seven years a priest. He comes from a farming family with one brother. During his first year as a priest, he was associate pastor to a Cathedral parish. Following this, he returned to the Seminary, where for the next three years he was the Seminary…

Julie Nowak

Julie is a proud wife and mother who joined the parish staff in January 2019. She joined the parish when she was baptised oh so many years ago (not that many, she says). Julie has previously worked in banking and in accounts. She is enjoying the challenges and variety of parish ministry.

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.

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…