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Being Together: Embracing Joy

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On Earth Fest: it’s time for Embracing Joy!

Discover the line-up for this year’s On Earth Fest, which will be held at St Francis College on Saturday 8 October. Plus check out some of last year’s inaugural On Earth Fest highlights. On Earth Fest is a celebration of the way our differences help to make us whole – a space to engage with the beauty of diversity, and a time to share our gifts

St Francis College formation student Peter Jongkuch wearing his Tau cross at the college in July 2022
Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with father of eight, formation student, Liturgical Assistant and former refugee, Peter Jongkuch

Meet Peter Jongkuch and find out about his current activities, why he wants to be a priest, his thoughts on Reconciliation and “Being Together: Embracing Joy”, his favourite scripture and what secret skill he learnt in the Kakuma Refugee Camp

Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with formation student, Dylan Katthagen

Meet Dylan Katthagen and find out about his current activities, his advice for those considering ordained ministry, his thoughts on “Being Together: Embracing Joy” and Reconciliation, what he loves most about studying at St Francis College, his secret skill and what day he would love to re-live and why


STEPS and TSS "Stand By Me" camp

Enjoy this glimpse inside The Southport School’s recent “Stand By Me Camp” where TSS hosted a crew of wonderful young men and women from STEPS Pathways. Valuing the importance of looking after each other, the TSS boys led many experiential learning activities requiring courage, initiative and teamwork, while allowing for self-discovery

Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with St Margaret’s Old Girl, St John’s Crisis Centre President and Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year, Diann Eadeh

Meet Diann Eadeh and find out about her current projects and goals, her thoughts on NAIDOC Week and “Being Together: Embracing Joy”, how St Margaret’s helped equip her for a life of service, how St John’s Crisis Centre and St Peter’s, Southport are working together to support mothers and children, and what person of faith inspires her the most and why