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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.

Awnings

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.

 

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    Celebrated: 11 DecMaria Maravillas was born at Madrid in 1891. She entered the El Escorial Carmel, Madrid on 12th October 1919. In 1924 she was inspired to found a Carmel at Cerro de los Angeles, alongside the monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. From this foundation followed nine others in Spain and one in […]

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From Father John

Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,

The book of Wisdom starts off in the first reading “You are merciful to all, because you can do all things and overlook men’s sins so that they can repent”. (Wisdom 11:22-12:22) This is a very beautiful truth and it is worthy of knowing within the depths of our hearts. Why? Because it reminds us of how merciful God is. We can be so engrossed in our sins and weaknesses that we often forget that God is merciful. This experience can really lead our souls into a dark reality filled with shame and regret. This sense of unworthiness and fear can steal us away from the truth about God who is merciful to all. The book of Wisdom is a beautiful piece of writing which reveals to us exactly these divine attributes of God. God is love, God is righteous and God is merciful. There exists a mystical relationship where we can learn who God really is. Even though the human person can be a complicated being, God will never abandon his love for each person that he has created. He is capable of overlooking our flaws because in his eyes and heart he values the true beauty of every person he loves. The first reading lays a foundation for our understanding of the Gospel of Luke. We have here the situation where Jesus is confronted by a massive crowd of people. Many people had come from all around the countryside of Israel just to witness his fame and glory. Jesus grew in popularity way faster than the ordinary social media of today. He performed great miracles and challenged many respected and highly honoured Jewish masters of the faith. But this time was different. Jesus used this opportunity to do something totally different which was totally unexpected of the ordinary norms of the Jewish society. He decides to have dinner with a tax collector. Jesus, under the attention and scrutiny of the public, decides to say out loud “Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I must stay at your house today … Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man has come to seek out and save what was lost”. (Luke 19:1-10) And the people’s response was this “He has gone to stay at a sinner’s house”. Jesus understood perfectly the reaction of the people. The reason why he chose the tax collector from among the other faithful followers of the Jewish faith was not because he wanted to provoke public opinion about himself. Jesus wanted to break down the judgment barrier of social discrimination between tax collectors and religious people. His action was to present to us that all people are children of God and all are called to be with him. The dangers of public criticism can really cause harm to the innocent people who are put under the spotlight. Let us not fall into these traps but rather follow the example of the Lord who overlooked the exteriority of the sins and weaknesses of the human person. Guided by wisdom, let us look into the hearts of others with true goodness and love for one another no matter how different we are. God bless you all. Fr. Jeremy Santoso, OSPPE Associate Pastor

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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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Christmas Message from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

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