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

  • St Januarius
    Celebrated: 19 Sep (worldwide)Nothing is really known about St Januarius. The tradition is that he was a bishop of Benevento who was martyred at Puteoli in the early fourth century, but no historical records exist. His body lies in Naples, where his cult is taken very seriously indeed.See the article in the Catholic Encyclopaedia.

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Weekly Readings

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From Father John
Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,
 
It appears there is an evolving culture that is sweeping through our nation. It’s a culture that appears to disregard human life, a culture that promotes death over life. It seems we are living in a time when the life of the unborn child can be terminated when two doctors come to an agreement and the sick and the terminally ill can die before their time because they appear to be a burden on society. Mahatma Ghandi once said ‘The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members’. We have before us this weekend, one of the most beautiful passages in the gospel of Mark which shows Jesus’ way of treating people with dignity and respect especially the most vulnerable. As the deaf and dumb man was brought to Christ by the crowd, the first thing Jesus did was to take the man away from the crowd. Jesus showed the man the most tender consideration. The deaf and dumb man was a man for whom life had been extremely difficult and challenging. He had known shame and humiliation. As the man and Jesus stepped away from the crowd, Jesus looked up to heaven and groaned. The Psalmist says, ‘our help shall come from the LORD, who made the heavens and earth’ (Psalm 121:2). Jesus looked up to heaven, because His help comes from the LORD, who dwells in the highest heavens. One of the dangers of our time is that secularism is deceiving many people into seeking illusory help from the wrong places. Advances in science and technology as good as they are to human life, do not have all the answers to human problems. In curing the sick man, Christ looked up to God in heaven. The hope of every man, woman, boy and girl is in God alone and no other. Let no one think or believe otherwise. Mark the evangelist also said that Christ also groaned. Jesus made a deep sound which conveyed Christ’s inner pain and despair. Through the incarnation, we have come to know a God who is like us in all things but sin. Jesus knew about despair and anguish of spirit. Jesus groaned because of what sin had done to the human person, who was made in God’s image and likeness to be perfect and good (Genesis 1:31). In the beginning, God created us not to be sick. We were not even meant to die. We were created to live eternally with God. Until sin came, the human person had a perfect life, and that was why Jesus groaned and despaired at the damaging and devastating impacts of sin upon the human life. Daily we all live this life carrying with us the deep wounds of sins. There is a level of brokenness and vulnerability we wrestle with every day but finding time in our busy life just to be alone with Jesus Christ can bring us healing and comfort. Christ couldn’t heal the deaf and dumb man until they were alone. The time alone with Jesus was the most precious time in that man’s whole life; everything beforehand was leading to this special moment, and the rest of his life was transformed from this moment on. Every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm, we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and once a month there is also a silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which goes from 7pm9pm. These are moments we can be alone with Jesus Christ. Some of us are living this life with heavy hearts because we carry with us past injuries and deep hurts. Jesus Christ needs to touch our hearts so that we can forgive and be free. Therefore, is there any part of your body or your life that needs to be touched and healed by Christ? Jesus Christ is willing to restore us to our original beauty and splendour, if only we can go away with Jesus Christ and just be alone in Christ’s healing and transforming presence.
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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