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: Patrick McCormick, Colin Muir, Barbara Raymont, Anthony Turner, Joanne Maindonald, Noel Aloysius Rodrigues, Cos Rodriguez The Sick: Parishioners and Friends: Gillian McNamee, Monica Love, Lesley Robins, Charlotte Wilson-Edwards, Margaret Dean, Patrick Doolan, Rosemary Doolan, Robert (from UK), Peter Murray, Maureen Cameron, Sophie Hastie, Paul Milgate, Alain Vitry, Grant Coulthart, Wesley Eliseo Benedet, Harry Hunter, Frances Barry, Betty Sutherland, Andrew Pearcy, Denham De Silva, Joseph, Carolyn Bland, Victor Manickum. Anniversaries & Rememberances:  Paul Andrew, Betty Fox, Derya Yilmaz, Ralph Norman Underwood, Ken Hogan, Kevin McCourt, Beutel family, Underwood family

Reminders

Planned Giving Envelopes 2018/2019

The Planned Giving Envelopes for 2018/2019 they are now available for collection in the foyer of the Worship Centre. Please take the box with your name on it. We do have extra’s for those who are new to this form of donation. Many thanks to you all for your continuing generosity to the Parish

1st Friday of the Month: 10am Anointing Mass – SMC (followed by morning tea)

7pm – 9pm Silent Adoration – SMC (all are welcome)

1st Sunday of the Month: 9am Mass – Baptism Welcoming Mass – SMC (followed by morning tea)

4th Sunday of the Month: 9am Mass – Youth led Mass (followed by light refreshments)

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

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

RSS Saints of the Day

  • Saturday memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Celebrated: 20 Oct‘On Saturdays in Ordinary Time when there is no obligatory memorial, an optional memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary is allowed.‘Saturdays stand out among those days dedicated to the Virgin Mary. These are designated as memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This memorial derives from Carolingian times (9th century), but the reasons for […]

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Weekly Readings

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From Father John
Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,
 
Inside our Parish weekly newsletter is often this appeal which reads: ‘Please prayerfully consider to remember Saint Mary’s Parish Upper Coomera in your Will. All bequests can be made to Saint Mary’s Upper Coomera. Please contact the Parish office number: 55299144, email: coomera@ bne.catholic.net.au for further details. Thank you.’ These are not the exact words which are often used but they carry the same message and meaning. In the past years, Saint Mary’s Parish Upper Coomera has been blessed by the generosity of some parishioners who before their death expressed their wish as to how Saint Mary’s Parish could benefit from the distribution of their money and wealth. None of the good deeds of these kindhearted and dearly departed parishioners will go unrewarded (Matthew 10:42; Mark 9:41). Whenever Saint Mary’s parish or individuals are included in a will, it is simply a favour and a gratuitous gift. No one merits or deserves to be included in a will. It’s always a pure gift. Unlike what happens in a will, eternal life as much as it is a gratuitous gift requires some level of personal efforts. Eternal life is not strictly earned or merited, though eternal life does not exclude good and faithful living. The young rich aristocrat who approached Jesus Christ in the gospel of this weekend, was a devout Jew who had kept all the commandments right from his youth. He approached Christ with a decisive question: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” What must I do to see God face to face and live with God permanently? The young rich man does not want to be deceived by his wealth. He does not even want to pretend that he has not got it all. But while he asked what he could do to inherit eternal life, he appeared unprepared to pay the price. Strict observance of the law could not grant him a pass into eternal life. He needed to sell what he owned and become a follower of Christ. There is in every human person, a tangible obstruction that often blocks and inhibits our broad sense of life. It was no accident that the young rich man left the presence of Christ sad. He was obsessed with his wealth. What a pity. Money and wealth can either serve to liberate or they can imprison and constrain. We live in a rich and affluent nation with abundant wealth but with spiritually poor and impoverished souls. In many ways, there are people who appear to have everything worth having in life but who just ‘lack one thing’. They are so engrossed in the good life Australia provides that they can’t see beyond it. Today, Jesus presents us with the same challenge that He presented to the rich young man. It is a blessing to live in a rich and affluent country like Australia but it can be a real danger if our money and wealth possess and controls us. In his Encyclical letter; Centesimus Annus, Saint Pope John Paul II said: “It is not wrong to want to live better; what is wrong is a style of life which is presumed to be better when it is directed towards ‘having’ rather than ‘being’ and which wants to have more, not in order to be more but in order to spend life in enjoyment as an end in itself.” Let no one make any mistake about this, there is more to life than what money can buy and what the eyes can see. Whatever the one thing lacking in us might be – humility, love, kindness, mercy or purity of heart – we need to do all we can to let go and be free to see God face to face and enjoy the beatific vision.
 
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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