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Parish Updates- April 2018

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Cherish Life Update – “Don’t forget to put this date in your diaries- next Cherish Life Gold Coast meeting is on Tuesday 1st May at 6.30pm St Brigids Parish Centre McLaren Rd Nerang. We’ll be discussing ways to contact your local MP’s about the abortion law reform bill to be presented to the Queensland Parliament. For more information please . Contact Michael Pearcy on 0418984281


Departs April 29, 2019

Contact Colin O'Connor on 0429620301

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Information & Reminders

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

Reminders

Silent Adoration on 1st Friday of every month between 7 to 9pm. The next Adoration is on 1st June.

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/

Bequeathing

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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  • The fiftieth day
    Celebrated: 20 May (worldwide)The name “Pentecost” comes from the Greek word meaning “fiftieth.” Like Easter, it is tied to a Jewish feast. 49 days (7 weeks, or “a week of weeks”) after the second day of Passover, the Jews celebrated the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot).Passover celebrates the freeing of the Jews from slavery; Shavuot celebrates […]

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Weekly Readings

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From Father John
Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,
 
With the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven, the early disciples were faced with a future without the physical presence of Christ, but Christ promised not to leave them as orphans (John 14: 18). From the Acts of the Apostles, we read that, ‘when the day of the Pentecost had come, the disciples were together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind…. And the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and they began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterances.’ In the gospel, John also confirms the fulfilment of Christ’s promise of the advocate. The gospel says, ‘when the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning (John 15:26-27). Indeed, the feast of Pentecost celebrates the manifestation of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and disciples. Traditionally, Pentecost was a Jewish feast, held fifty days after the Passover. It was used to commemorate in thanksgiving God’s gift of the Decalogue to Moses on Mount Sinai. It was not out of place that a Jewish feast formerly used to celebrate the gift of the law was chosen as the feast day when the Holy Spirit descended visibly on the Apostles and disciples. On the feast of Christian Pentecost, a new law was given, and it is the law of love. However, unlike its Jewish understanding, Pentecost as a Christian feast, is not merely a historical event. The Christian faith was just born on Pentecost, the faith is lived and it thrives on the daily re-enactment of the Upper Room experience. There is no other way we can daily fan the flame of the gifts of the Spirit we received when we were baptised and confirmed, than by living and breathing through the spirit (2 Timothy 1:6). The statistical data from the last national census clearly showed that for the first time in Australia’s history the number of people who claim “no religion” has overtaken Catholics. This might look like an ordinary figure, but it actually reflects the facts on ground. We are in desperate need of a revival to counteract a scare campaign about ‘Australia becoming a predominantly Muslim or Hindu country’. It is obvious that members of these religions are on the increase, because their members are not afraid to live out their faith. Why are these other religions on the increase while Christianity continues to go down and down? The feast of this weekend offers us a credible and reliable answer. We desperately need in the Church today a fresh infusion of the Holy Spirit. We all need to be spirit-filled and spirit-led people for us to stand boldly and give account of the hope we have in the risen Lord (1 Peter 3:15). If the Christian faith is in serious decline and it is, it is partly because the things we do are often so convoluted that people struggle to hear what we say. We heard in our first reading that everyone in Jerusalem heard the apostles and disciples speaking in their own language (Acts 2:6). This was not the language of division but the language of love. The language of genuine love and living as authentic and genuine followers of Jesus Christ is what will attract people to the Church and help them to have a deeper and personal encounter with Christ. Like in the first Pentecost, may there be fresh outpouring of Holy Spirit into our hearts so that we can become genuine witnesses of the Good news in our world.
 
God bless you all.
Fr. John Ikechukwu Echewodo Parish Priest
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Christmas 2016

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS 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 

 

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Lenten Progam

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 

SAINT MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

COOMERA

Ash Wednesday – Mass at 7pm

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday at 7pm

Mass Times :

                (NO 5 PM EVENING MASS ON EASTER SUDAY)

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