Parish Announcements

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Changes to Children’s Liturgy

We have decided to make some changes to the structure of the Children’s Liturgy. From now on, Children’s Liturgy will take place on the 1st Sunday of each month at the 9am Mass. On all other Sundays of the month, Fr. John will call the children up at the end of the Mass and hand out children's bulletins which can be taken home.

We are appealing for more volunteers for our Children's Liturgy ministry. This is an essential ministry that brings the word of God to the young children of our parish.Volunteers must have a current blue card. Blue card forms are available on the table in the foyer of the Worship Centre. For more information, please contact Rhiannon 

Catholic Leader

Copies of this weeks Catholic Leader aravailable for sale on the table in the foyer of the Worship Centre. Price: $2 each

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/


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.

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Weekly Readings

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From Father John
Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,
 
In the last two Sundays, we have read, pondered and reflected on Saint John’s accounts of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This weekend, we are reflecting on the story of the resurrection of Christ from the perspective of Saint Luke. There are differences in the accounts of the various gospel writers; but, their differences are not in the essential contents of the message but in the perspectives employed by the evangelists. All the gospel writers made sense of the Good News of Jesus from different dimensions. In the gospel of last weekend, the refusal of Thomas, one of the twelve, resulted in the risen Lord making a further appearance in the room where the disciples were hiding in fear of the Jews. In the gospel of this weekend, what we have is a continuation of the appearance of the risen Lord to the two disciples who were on their way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). When we read back into this gospel passage, we will find out that these two disciples were leaving Jerusalem because they were disappointed with how the life of Jesus Christ had ended. ‘They had heard the witness of the women, but they were not convinced. Some of them had gone to the tomb, and found things as the women had reported, but they did not see Jesus Christ.’ Therefore the journey out of Jerusalem was a sign of despair. Like these two disciples, there are times in our journey of faith or even in our life, when for one reason or another, we feel terribly disappointed, disgusted and disillusioned. In these moments, Jesus Christ comes and walks with us. He journeys with us. Jesus accepts our hospitality and the invitation into our hearts if only we invite Him. The journey away from the faith ended for the two disciples as they invited Jesus into their home and recognised Jesus at the breaking of the bread. This might appear like the Eucharist, but it doesn’t look like the Eucharist. This would have been like our BBQ and the dinner we have with family and friends. The risen Lord shared an ordinary meal with two ordinary people who opened their hearts and their home to Him, and invited Him in. As Christians, it is not only in the Church or at the Eucharistic table that we can see and recognise Jesus Christ. The church building is not the only place we can be with Jesus Christ and recognise Him. We can be with Christ and recognise Him in our homes, work, and wherever we are all through the days of the week. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said she cared for the poor and less fortunate because in them she saw Jesus Christ.’ May the mystery of the resurrection of Jesus Christ open the eyes of our minds so that we can always see and recognise not only the risen Lord but also each other as companions on the journey of faith. The Lord has risen from the dead. May our faith in the resurrection of Christ Jesus always find concrete expressions in the way we see and recognise our fellow human beings as ‘imago Dei.’ 
 
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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