185 Billinghurst Crescent, Upper Coomera | 07 5529 9144

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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: Josephine Taikato, Wilson Quiblado, Helena McKenna, Lynne Stone, Robyn Luciani, Terrence Hennessy, Gerda Moeller, Peter Murray, Michelle Plunkett, Bernard Cochran, Michael Fox, Monica Love, Peter Dillon, James Brandon, Tony Smith, Sharon McCourt, Joshua Erickson, Daniel Chang, Gillian McNamee, Lesley Robins, 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: Charlie Chee, Chona Prado Gabato, Irwin Ortega, Stephanie Kitchen, Carmen Macmillian, Kathryn Tuxworth, Helen McDonald, Gwendelina (Gwen) Melesete Finlay, Mary Davett, Jacky Paltoo, Adds Olsen, Emma McMillan, Dawn O’Donnell, Veronica Pattison, Brian Emery

Anniversaries and Remembrances: Agapito Bautista, Fr Michael McKeaten, Fr Ray Kearney, Rebbeca Herft, Jennifer Fernandopulle, Luke & Mary Farrell, John & Eileen Norris, Beverley Mary Baird, Patrick Brennan, Jeffrey Valenton, Kiwi Saunders, Stephen Doolan, Patricia Wehmeier, Patrick McCormick, Lutgarda Raval, Noel Aloysius Rodrigues, Derya Yilmaz, Bernardino Asdillo, Joseph Kenny, Gina Torres, Claudine Valerie Penero, Kevin McCourt, Martha Manickum, Beryl Robertson, Ella, Daniel & Mario Bouchereau, Lutgarda Raval, Paz Lopez Balanlay, Brian McConville, 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.

Concrete in some parts of the Church surroundings

We are in the middle of getting quotes to see if we will be able to replace the tiles in front of the Chapel with concrete and also extend the concrete area in between the Worship Centre and the Chapel. The tiles in front of the Chapel are peeling off and after meeting with the finance council, it was recommended that putting concrete would be a more durable option. The final cost for this project will be made known to us as soon as we get it. Please stay tuned.


In an effort to extend our morning tea area and worship area, we are also in the middle of getting quotes to put awnings to cover the space in between the Par-ish office and the Kitchen side of Worship Centre as well as the court yard in between the Worship Centre and the Chapel. Again, we will be notified of the final quote as soon as it is received. We have a parishioner who has already of-fered to contribute to this project, God bless this Parishioner. We pray for more supports like we have done in the past. May God continue to bless our Parish community and our homes.

National Prayer Campaign for Drought– November

The Catholic Bishops of Australia have announced a National Prayer Campaign for Drought to take place during November. People across the country are encour-aged to pray for the gift of rain, for people affected by the drought and to provide practical support, where possible.

The Bishops note that large parts of the country are directly affected by the drought, but the impact is national and so should the response be national. Access resources and find out more at: www.catholic.org.au/drought

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.

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.


Saint of the Day

RSS Saints of the Day

  • Bl Archangela Girlani (1460-1495)
    Celebrated: 29 JanBlessed Archangela Girlani was born Eleanor Girlani in 1460 at Trino, in northern Italy, to a noble family. At age seventeen, she, along with her two sisters, Maria and Frances, took the Carmelite habit in the monastery at Parma. Eleanor took the religious name Archangela. She later become prioress of the monastery at […]

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From Father John

Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,

The Gospel is from St. John 1:29-34. The pages of the Gospel present John the Baptist as a symbolic example of a ‘bridegroom’s friend’, as Christ’s excellent and exemplary witness. The Baptist’s pre-eminent witness was affirmed in two ways: firstly with regard to the content of his testimony and secondly with respect to its style. With regard to the content of his testimony, the Baptist identified Jesus as ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’ (Jn 1:29). Anticipating Jesus’ messianic and salvific role, each of the four evangelists start their Gospels with the Baptist’s words. The Lamb refers to the idea of salvation. The Lamb is the gift of liberation that, following the flight from Egypt, the Israelites sacrificed to the Lord. The Lamb recalls the servant of the Lord, the messianic image described by the Prophet Isaiah, ‘like a lamb led to the slaughter-house, like a sheep dumb before its shearers’ (Is 53:7). The Lamb recalls the image of the Victorious Lamb in the Book of the Apocalypse who at the end of time will definitively destroy evil and sin. John the Baptist is therefore, an authoritative witness who knew Jesus’ exact identity and why He came amongst men. With regard to John the Baptist’s style, St John’s Gospel (cfr Jn 3:28-29) presents St. John the Baptist through the image of the ‘bridegroom’s friend’. He gives witness, yet is not positioned central to the events that are unfolding. His testimony is totally centralised on Christ. John indicates the presence of the Lord and then steps into the margins. ‘I am not the Christ’ and he goes on to affirm ‘I am the one who has been sent to go in front of him. ‘It is the bridegroom who has the bride; and yet the bridegroom’s friend, who stands there and listens to him, is filled with joy at the bridegroom’s voice. This is the joy I feel, and it is complete. He must grow greater, I must grow less.’(Jn 3:28-30) Today’s Gospel offers us an eloquent example to imitate, so that we can also become Christ’s authoritative witnesses. A believer can only give an authoritative witness if it coexists in perfect harmony with two of the Baptist’s evangelical qualities. Firstly, knowledge of Christ that is cultivated through prayer, the sacramental and ecclesial life, reading good books and edifying friendships. Secondly, the constant attributes of a ‘bridegroom’s friend’ who goes in search of the Groom through the virtue of humility because always, in everyone’s life, Christ must increase and we must decrease! God bless you all. Fr. Jeremy Santoso, OSPPE Associate Pastor

Christmas 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 


Lenten Progam





Ash Wednesday – Mass at 7pm

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday at 7pm

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Christmas Message from Archbishop Mark Coleridge