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 3rd August.
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
Anti-Abortion Petition - In the coming months, the Queensland Parliament will again debate the topic of abortion. It will be the second time in two years that the Parliament has discussed the abortion. A draft bill has been written for our politicians to consider. The draft bill has some significant areas of concern for many Catholics. The Archdiocese wants to hear from you about this topic. A website has been set up to gain feedback on this new bill aiming to make sure that Queenslanders understand the nature of this legislation. We need your help. Please consider signing the petition in the back of the church today. Additionally, if you would like to know more about this topic, or express your views on the website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6E7wAwtXv8 please include your email address when you sign the form. The Archbishop’s office will forward you the most up-to-date information and your personal details will be kept confidential and not shared with other organisations. Your thoughts on this legislation are important to us and to Parliament. Thank you.
Message of Appreciation - Thank you to all those parishioners who have already donated to our parish building project. The generosity of some of us has been incredible. While we thank those who have already made some generous contributions, we also encourage those who haven’t done anything to please do something. We are still very far from reaching our target. Those who wish to donate with cash can please do so at the Piety Stall. The Piety Stall is open after every weekend Mass. Let us sow some seeds of faith. Thank you for your continued support & generosity to the parish
VOLUNTEER DATA FORMS - Volunteer forms are required for everyone working in any capacity within St. Mary’s Parish. Even those who do not need a Blue Card or Police Check. These forms are available at the back of the Worship Centre or at the Parish Office. Thank you
BLUE CARD/POLICE CHECK DETAILS To all volunteers who have received a Blue Card or Police Check recently, please inform the Parish Office of your new card number and expiry date.If your Blue Card is about to expire please collect a Blue Card form from the foyer of the Worship Centre as soon as possible. It is imperative that our records are up to date. Thank you.
Plenary Council 2020—Listen to what the Spirit is saying. Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future. To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website now online: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au
Changes to Children’s Liturgy - We have decided to make some changes to the structure of the Children’s Liturgy. From now on, Children’s Liturgy will take place on the 1st Sunday of each month at the 9am Mass. On all other Sundays of the month, Fr. John will call the children up at the end of the Mass and hand out children's bulletins which can be taken home. We are appealing for more volunteers for our Children's Liturgy ministry. This is an essential ministry that brings the word of God to the young children of our parish.Volunteers must have a current blue card. Blue card forms are available on the table in the foyer of the Worship Centre. For more information, please contact Rhiannon
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/
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.