Message of Appreciation
On behalf of St. Mary’s Parish I would like to thank my friend John Wheeler for paying for the cost of landscaping the site of our new administration building. John is a parishioner from Surfers Paradise Parish but he has been very generous to our parish. We are grateful for his extreme generosity. May God continue to bless him and his family.
Message of Appreciation
A big thank you to Jules Byrnes who has once again made another generous donation to the parish. Jules donated $8,500 for the installation of air conditioning in the Worship Centre. We pray that the good Lord will continue to bless Jules with life, health of mind and body.
We have some beautiful Nativity Scenes, Nativity ornaments, Christmas candles and cards for sale. A perfect gift! God’s Word 2019 is now available for sale. This beautiful illustration would make a wonderful Christmas gift for friends & family. Price: $17 Columban Calendars 2019 are still available. Price: $10 Beautiful hand made gifts are available for sale & would make a great Christmas gift. Nothing over $10. Come take a look!
Parish Financial Reports
(Last weekend’s collections) 1st Collection: $971.62 2nd Collection: $1,736.23
Parish Debt: $501,000.00
Financial Report : New Administration Building
Funds Required: $200,000.00 (Base Building)
Fixtures & Fittings: $20,000.00
Current Sum: Buy a Brick Campaign: $46,490.00
Raffle tickets for our Christmas Raffle are available for sale in the foyer of the Worship Centre. There are lots of fantastic prizes to be won (see posters for more details).
Tickets: $2 each or 3 for $5 Ticket: 1 = $2 or 3 = $5
Special thanks to the Parishioners of St. Mary’s, our local Coles, Woolworths and Kmart stores for their support and generosity.
New or Returning Readers & Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
The current Reader & Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Roster finishes at the end of December. We will continue with the current roster as is until the end of June 2019. However, should you wish to take your name off the roster, or if you would like to be included as a Reader or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please call the parish office and advise us of your availability. The last day for inclusions or changes is 17th December 2018 to enable the roster to be put together and printed for collection before the end of December. There will be forms at the back of the church for any changes to the current roster. Thank you.