“What’s Up?” is a newsletter of the Centre for Multicultural Pastoral Care. It provides a glimpse of local, national and global events and issues affecting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and people on the move.
2019 – 2020
What’s Up Vol 23 Issue 4 [December 2020] Farewell Issue
Contents include Christmas Mass Times in LOTE (languages other than English), updates on staffing, recent gatherings of Cultural Community Chaplains and an article by Fr Peter Carrucan reprinted with permission from Pray.com.au.
What’s Up Vol 23 Issue 3 [September 2020]
Contents include useful resources for parishes, schools and communities for the celebration of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees and National Migrant and Refugee Week in Australia (27 September), information on the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Multicultural Mass, and other resources on cultural diversity.
What’s Up Vol 23 Issue 2 [June 2020]
Contents include updates on Catholic cultural communities in the Archdiocese of Brisbane and how they recently responded to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, links to Mass Online in LOTE (languages other than English) and COVID-19 updates in various languages, and highlights on two major events in the migrant and refugee area this year: Refugee Week and the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The reflection ‘Church on the Move’ provides a glimpse on how the universal church provided organised pastoral care responses to global migration.
What’s Up Vol 23 Issue 1 [March 2020]
Contents include updates on multicultural pastoral care staffing structure ), 2020 date claimers, snapshot reports on cultural diversity in the Archdiocese of Brisbane (recent activities of Community Chaplains; a very welcoming Dorrington Parish), embracing cultural diversity in the workplace, a personal reflection and tribute to the late Aunty Joan Hendriks, useful resources, and an outline of significant religious events in the Catholic cultural communities.
What’s Up Vol 22 Issue 4 [December 2019] and Christmas Mass Times – Catholic Cultural Communities [PDF] & [Page]
Contents include updates on recent CMPC staff changes (New CMPC Director), snapshot reports on cultural diversity in the Archdiocese of Brisbane (recent activities of Timor Leste, Papua New Guinean, Chinese, Iraqi, Latin American, South Sudanese, Italian, French, Burmese, Filipino, Melkite and Indonesian communities), useful resources, reflections (Advent Is the Season of Exiles, Overcoming Christmas Blues).
What’s Up Vol 22 Issue 3 [September 2019]
Contents include snapshot reports and photos on the recent (a) ACMRO national conference (Missionary Clergy and Religious in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities) and (b) Archdiocesan Multicultural Mass; invitation to participate in the Plenary Council Phase 2 Listening & Dialogue ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions and other updates.
What’s Up Vol 22 Issue 2 [June 2019]
Contents include ACMRO national conference (early bird rates until 16 June), diversity in the Archdiocese of Brisbane (recent activities of Syro Malabar, Timorese, Indonesian, Brazilian, South Sudanese, Community Chaplains Group), update on review of cultural communities, reflections (Cambodia 1999, Liturgical Inculturation), archdiocesan Multicultural Mass, resources on World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
What’s Up Vol 22 Issue 1 [March 2019]
Contents include ACMRO national conference in Brisbane, diversity in the Archdiocese of Brisbane (recent activities of Chinese, Croatian, Sudanese, Myanmarese), Feast of St Bakhita and ACRATH campaign against human trafficking, community chaplains.