185 Billinghurst Crescent, Upper Coomera | 07 5529 9144

Departs April 29, 2019

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"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Luke 6:38 

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.

Saint of the Day

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  • In other years: St Bonaventure (1218 - 1274)
    Celebrated: 15 Jul (worldwide)17 Jul (Portsmouth)He was born at Bagnoregio in Etruria in about 1218. He became a Franciscan in 1243 and studied philosophy and theology at the University of Paris. He became a famous teacher and philosopher, part of the extraordinary intellectual flowering of the 13th century. He was a friend and colleague of […]

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Weekly Readings

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From Father John
Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,
 
The saying that ‘familiarity often breeds contempt’ is true and obvious in the gospel of this weekend. As Jesus took a trip back to Nazareth, His home town, Christ’s visit was greeted not with a warm welcome but with contempt. This visit wasn’t in any way a vacation from His vocation. I can resonate with this visit of Christ to His home town of Nazareth. It makes sense to me. I like going back to Nigeria to visit my other family and friends but none of the trips I have ever taken to Nigeria has been a vacation from the priestly vocation. I usually end up celebrating either weekday or Sunday Masses in my home parish or somewhere around my home diocese, preaching at funerals, officiating at weddings of cousins and friends, baptising nieces and nephews, hearing confessions and visiting some of the sick and the elderly in my village. I take absolute delight in undertaking these priestly ministries because they provide me with privileged opportunities to give back to the people of my home town and I guess the community enjoy having me around. However, I am not sure how excited I would feel if my trip to Nigeria and the ministries I undertake while visiting were greeted with great disgust and contempt rather than with much appreciation. It hurts when one’s harshest critics are one’s own people and familiar faces. Christ would have been deeply injured by the attitude of His own people. The visit to Nazareth and to the Synagogue happened in the company of His disciples. During the earthly ministry of Christ, it was customary for Rabbis to be accompanied by their circle of disciples. As Christ arrived in Nazareth in the company of His disciples, on the Sabbath day, He went to the Synagogue and taught the people. Those who heard Christ were shocked and amazed. They were shocked that the son of a carpenter, whose mother and relatives they knew so well, could say and do what Christ had said and done. Familiarity had mistakenly bred contempt. The resultant effect was that Christ had to remove Himself from His people. He could not perform many mighty works in His town, though He cured a few sick people just by laying His hands on them. Christ was dumbfounded at the lack of faith which was apparent in His town and amongst His own people. In this country, not everyone perceives the prospect of a no-religion or Godless future with the same feeling. There seems to be a possibility of a disappearance of traditional religion in some Australian homes. Sunday or weekend Church attendance is almost in an irreversible decline. The sea of faith and morals which supposedly roared and soared when this land of the Holy Spirit called Australia was first founded appears to be reaching its lowest ebb. It looks like we are experiencing a post Christian era. With some of the anti-religious legislations sprouting like mushrooms, one cannot but wonder whether Christ has left the shores of our land, like Christ did over 2000 years ago in His native land of Nazareth. But, regardless of what might be luring anyone into thinking that human life can be lived well without some form of faith, faith in the living God remains an ultimate value any human being can have in this life. The hunger and thirst for God is like the thirst and hunger for food and drinks. Nothing will ever satisfy the longing and yearning of the human heart, but God alone. Cut off or removed from God, we can do nothing (John 15: 5). In God we live, in God we move and only in God has human life any meaning (Acts 17:28). I hope and pray that our faith in the God of Jesus Christ, will remain for us at all times, an ultimate treasure and a great value. 
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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