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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

Please remember the sick in your prayers:

Parishioners and Friends: Michelle Plunkett, Bernard Cochran, Emma McMillan, Michael Fox, Sarafina Zubovic, Monica Love, Peter Dillon, James Brandon, Tony Smith, Sharon McCourt, Christopher Echewodo, Joshua Erickson, Daniel Chang, Gillian McNamee, Lesley Robins, Charlotte Wilson- Edwards, Margaret Dean, Peter Murray, Maureen Cameron, Sophie Hastie, Grant Coulthart, Wesley Eliseo Benedet, Harry Hunter, Betty Sutherland, Andrew Pearcy

Please pray for eternal rest to be given to:

Recently deceased: Dawn O’Donnell, Veronica Pattison, Brian Emery, Vilma Luciani, Alona Villanueua, Gae McGlashan, Margaret Bourke, Rosita Serioga Stavropoulos, Francis David, Maria Schweder, John McCormick, Thomas Cullinan, Connie Carroll

Anniversaries and Remembrances: Brian McConville, Ronald Raval Snr., Teresa Smith, Teopilo Balanlay, Nell & Cliff Wellspring, Teresa Costantini, Giacomo Costantini, Beutel family, Underwood family

If you wish to have a loved ones name mentioned in the Parish bulletin for Anniversary, Remembrance or prayers for the sick, please contact the Parish office. Note: All prayers for the sick, anniversary & death notices will remain in the bulletin for one month. Envelopes to request Masses to be offered for the sick, dying, deceased or special intentions are available in the foyer. Mass cards are available from the Piety Stall.

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/.

Please Remember the Parish in your Will 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 Phone No. (07) 5529 9144 email: coomera@bne.catholic.net.au for further information. 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.

Readers & Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

A training session for all Readers & Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist will be held on Wednesday, 12th June at 7pm in the Worship Centre. It is imperative that ALL ministers attend this training so we can be updated on the changes that have been made within these ministries. We ask that everyone make a valiant effort to attend this important training session. Thank you

 

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  • St John Plessington (c.1637-1679)
    Celebrated: 19 Jul (Shrewsbury)John Plessington was born at Dimples Hall, near Garstang, Lancashire, the son of Robert Plessington and Alice Rawstone, into a family at odds with the authorities for both their religious and political beliefs. Educated by Jesuits at Scarisbrick Hall, at Saint Omer’s in France, and then at the College of Saint Alban […]

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Weekly Readings

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From Father John

Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,

The feast of the Most Blessed Trinity, which we celebrate this weekend, is one of the distinguishing characteristics of our Christian faith. Christianity is the only religion where God is a family and where God reveals Himself as communion of persons – as “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”. In attempts to explain the mystery of the Blessed Trinity, some theologians have in the past used some ingenious pedagogical symbols and concepts which were understandable but which did not justifiably explain the mystery of the Blessed Trinity. For example, the Trinity is depicted in a triangle by Saint Patrick, and by three musical notes making up one single chord or sound by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Any attempt to make sense of the mystery of the Blessed Trinity must not only take into account the divine essence but also how the three persons in the Godhead interact with one another. There is an undivided unity which exists between God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The three divine persons work together daily for the good of the human race. This is in contrast with some religions where people are taught to believe and profess their faith in a god who created the world, and just abandoned it. Thus, it is almost like god deserted the world and does not care about the plights or sufferings of His children. This is called “deus absconditus” in theological parlance -hidden god who in His remoteness seems to ignore human suffering. Certainly, this is not the Christian god nor Christian understanding of their God. In the first reading, we saw how the Wisdom of God expressed a wish to remain with ‘children of men and women.’ The Christian God did not create the world and abandon it. By giving human beings rights over nature, God gave us the responsibility to care for the earth in a way that is consistent with God’s will. When human beings who were asked to nurture the earth sinned and turned against God, God did not abandon us. In the fullness of time, God in Jesus Christ intervened. The God who created the world and everything in the world, is the same God who redeemed the world. This same God, still sanctifies creation through the power of the Holy Spirit. Today in our world, there are people who reject and resist the notion of the doctrine of the Blessed Trinity. In fact, sadly there are Christians who struggle with the concept of the three persons in the God-head. They struggle with the notion of God as Father. But the truth of the matter is that God’s fatherhood involves not simply God’s paternal relationship with us humans, but above all, and in the first place, with His Son, Jesus Christ. This is why, the notion of God’s fatherhood cannot be subject to human creation. Therefore, any attempt to neutralise the identity of God is not only an attempt to trivialise the mystery of God, but also an incredible devastation and destruction of the identity of the Christian faith. The doctrine of the Blessed Trinity is the identity card of the Christian. As Christians we must always ensure that we reflect the face of our God who is “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God our Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14).

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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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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Christmas Message from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

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