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Parish Information

Location: 185 Billinghurst Crescent, Upper Coomera Qld 4209
Postal Address: PO Box 219 Upper Coomera QLD 4209
Office Hours: Mon – Fri from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Contact Numbers: Telephone: (07) 5529 9144 | Fax: (07) 5529 9644

Mass / Service Times

Monday: Holy Mass at 10:00 am at Arcare (Helensvale Road)
Tuesday: Rosary at 6 pm – SMC (St. Mary’s Chapel)
Wednesday: 5pm – Adoration followed by Holy Mass at 6pm
Thursday: Holy Mass at 9:30 am
Friday: Holy Mass at 9:30 am
Reconciliation : Every Saturday 5pm or by  appointment

Your prayers are requested for

Recently Deceased: Marjorie Beutel, Rodney Peart, Tricia Johnstone, Margaret Althaus, Elizabeth Visentin
The Sick: Frances Barry, Betty Sutherland, Andrew Pearcy, Shannon Watson
Anniversaries: Le Cordior, Ross Touchard, Lutgarda Raval, Kiwi Saunders, Beverley Mary Baird, Josephine Rai Hepi


Choir Practice

 There is choir practice every Saturday at 4.30pm – 5.30pm in the Worship Centre. This practice involves all members of the choir, both those who sing at the 6pm Mass on Saturday and those who sing at 9am Mass on Sunday. New members are welcome.

Venire’s Mission

To shine the light of Christ into the hearts and minds of young Christians in an uplifting, supportive, and fun environment For more information or to RSVP for Venire contact : Cassandra Balinas on 0416 145 472 or Steph Santos on 0411 669 876 www.venireyouth.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1124405870955696/


Would you like to remember the parish in your will? Property, money, shares….there are many ways you can be remembered. Please contact the parish office for further info. All bequests can be made to St. Mary’s Parish, Upper Coomera.Thank you.

Parish Mobile App.

The “SMC Coomera” mobile application is now available for download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Click HERE for more info.

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  • St Joseph
    Celebrated: 19 Mar (worldwide)Nothing is known of St Joseph except what is said of him in the Gospels. He was a carpenter; he accepted the will of God; and he supported Mary and brought up Jesus. From the human character of his son we can see that he was a good and responsible father. Although […]

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From Father John
Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,
There is nothing so familiar for most practising Catholics as the Mass. With the timeless prayers, gestures and responses that are associated with the Mass, the Mass can sometimes appear more like a routine. And this can be a real danger. It’s a real danger if we can’t go beyond the surface of memorised prayers and gestures into the deep personal encounter with Jesus Christ, which is the heart of the Mass. No matter how many times I celebrate Mass in a day, I always pray that each celebration feels like the first Mass I ever celebrated as a Priest. At each Mass, I always pray to find myself in the great mystery of our faith that brings one face to face with Jesus Christ Himself. The gospel of this weekend opens with the story of ‘some Greeks whose practice it was to come to the feast of Passover.’ To say that these Greeks had a practice to come to the feast of Passover is another way of saying it was customary for them to travel to Jerusalem for this feast. The Passover was an annual feast which all Jews and Jewish converts observed with devotion. But for these Greeks, they were not just in Jerusalem to observe an annual feast. Their journey to Jerusalem wasn’t a case of a routine like the Mass can sometimes be for some of us. They were also in Jerusalem for an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ. They had heard about Jesus Christ and while in Jerusalem they set out to see and encounter Jesus Christ. The evangelist does not say why they went to Philip and expressed their desire to see Jesus Christ. Perhaps, it may have been because Philip is a Greek name. Philip couldn’t take them to Jesus, but Philip got Andrew involved and together they took them to Jesus. The fact that the evangelist referred to these people as Greeks means that they were converts to Judaism. They were not originally part of the Abrahamic lineage, and were never part of the Jewish faith. But as Jewish converts, embracing the Jewish faith and observing some of the Jewish customs wasn’t for them a matter of routine. Hence, they were not just in Jerusalem to observe the annual feast of the Passover. They were in for a life changing experience. Their lives would never be the same after their encounter with Christ. In the gospel of John, the phrase ‘to see Jesus’ is more than physical admiration of Christ. They were not seeking to catch a glimpse of Christ or to find out whether Christ is a cool dude or not. The expression ‘to see Jesus’, according to Saint John, means to have a deep, personal and intimate encounter with Christ. As Christians, unless we have a deep, personal and intimate encounter with Jesus Christ, the Mass will always be a matter of routine for us. We will never find ourselves at the heart of the mystery and encounter with Jesus Christ. In fact, the Mass will remain just a matter of heady recitation of memorised prayers and responses, which begin from the head and out through the mouth, without touching our hearts and changing our lives. As we lean towards Holy Week, we need to find out how the Lenten journey which began on Ash Wednesday, has been preparing us to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Has this year’s Lenten journey been a matter of a routine or has it been for us a journey of encounter with our inner self, with our follow human beings and with God? To what extent has our self-denial glorified God, humbled our sinful pride, contributed to the feeding of the poor and helped us become visible signs of God’s love and mercy in our often loveless and merciless world? The Lenten journey is not yet over; the hour of decision for you and I can be now.
God bless you all. 

Fr. John Ikechukwu Echewodo 
Christmas 2016



All  events and holy mass  will be held at the St. Mary’s Worship Center, Upper Coomera

Saturday, 24th December (CHRISTMAS EVE)

4.30pm –  Carol Singing   | 5:00  – Holy Mass 

9.30pm –  Carol Singing  | 10:00 pm –  Holy Mass 

Sunday 25th December 2016 (CHRISTMAS DAY)

7.30am Holy Mass

9.30am Holy Mass

Saturday, 31st December (NEW YEAR’S EVE)

6pm – Holy Mass 

Sunday 1st January 2017 (NEW YEAR’S DAY)

7.30am Mass  |  9am Mass | 5pm Mass 


Lenten Progam





Ash Wednesday – Mass at 7pm

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday at 7pm

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