Parish Announcements

Parish Information

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:   Gino Lemarie, Tony Smith, Robyn Smith, Monica Smith, Jeff Sommers, Lolesio Ah Loe, Rob George, Sarah Lyne, Rachel Deem, Anne Daly, Jules Byrnes, Yvonne Evarts, Barb & Ken Simmonds, Marg & Brian Rafferty, Colin Bear, Vicky Stinco, Charles Webber,  Maria (Hepi)  Clake, Derek Parkinson,   Josephine  Taikato, Lynne Stone, Terrence Hennessy, Gerda Moeller, Michael Fox, Monica Love, James Brandon, Sharon McCourt.

Please pray for eternal rest to be given to:

Recently  deceased:   Denis Warry, Thelma Byrnes, Margaret Rose Hall, Berlinda Chengo, Adela Turin, Col. Clemente Brazil, Tom Lawlor, Margaret Kerr, Michael Ward

Anniversaries and Remembrances:  Ron Martin, Peter & Peggy Vickers, Jim & Ina Kenward, Elizabeth Golightly, Val Thomas, Len Shaw, Diana Warry, George Williams, John Brayley, Fr. Michael McKeaten, Fr. Ray Kearney, Austin & Dorethea Dillon, Rick Phillips, Mark Hender, Beverly Baird, Josephine Hepi, Arthur Vanderveen, Luke Farrell, Mollie O’Donnell, Armando Cruz, Felicidad Nufavle, Violet Hender, Patricia Wehmeier, Jeffrey Valenton

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.


Parish Office Phone Number

Parishioners  and  visitors  are  advised  that  the  original  Parish  office  phone number  5529 9144  is now reconnected and can be used from now on. The temporary phone number  5539 6652 has been disconnected and is no longer in use. Thank you.

Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who helped to organise and celebrate the 10th Anniversary  of my Ordination  to the Priesthood.  I am very grateful  for the many gifts I received on the day. Thank you for the amazing power point presentation  with all the  messages of congratulations  from friends & family near & far.  It was such an amazing and uplifting celebration both in the Mass and afterwards. God bless you all. Fr. John

Children needed to participate in The Nativity Play

On Thursday, 24th December during 4.30pm carol service some of the children of our

Parish will participate in the Nativity play.  We are looking for children of all ages to help re-enact the beautiful story of the birth of Jesus.

Please could we invite families interested in taking part to  put their details on the sheet provided on the table at the entrance of the Worship  Centre or contact   the Parish office by email: or phone: 5529 9144 before Friday, 18th December. Thank you.

Sacramental Program 2021

Registration   for  the  Sacramental  Program   2021  will  be  held  on  Thursday,  11th

February at 7pm & Saturday, 13th February 2021 at 7pm.

This registration is for children who are in year 4 and above in 2020 and were supposed to receive the Sacraments this year but were unable to do so due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

A second registration and Sacramental Program for the 2021 participants will be scheduled in the second half of 2021. More details will follow. Please contact the parish office by ph: 5639 6652 or email: or contact: Michelle Hender - mobile: 0447 971 621 (Sacramental Program Co-ordinator). Thank you.

Christmas Celebrations 2020

We are now taking registrations  for our Christmas Masses 2020.

Thursday, 24th December:  4.30pm Carols & 5pm Mass

9.30pm Carols & 10pm Mass

Friday,  25th December:       7.30am Mass & 9.30am Mass

To register please contact the parish office by ph: 5639 6652 or email: giving all names, addresses & contact details for all attendees as well as your preferred Mass time. Thank you.

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Weekly Readings


Weekly Reflection

Dear parishioners, visitors & friends,

The drama between Christ and some of the Jewish leaders appears to be unending. They are quite determined to trap Jesus. The gospel of this weekend says that when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they got together and to disconcert Jesus, one of them put forward the question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandant of the law?’ Their malicious intent is glaringly obvious. They want to trap Jesus into making a damaging statement against the law. Jesus cuts the ground from under their feet with His response. The verse Jesus quoted was part of the Shema, the basic and essential creed of Judaism, the sentence with which every Jewish child commits to memory. The Shema is like the Christian ‘Sign of Cross’, because every Jewish service opens with it. There are about 613 commandments, which, in theory, are supposed to be observed with the same seriousness. However, in reality there are distinctions among the laws. There are higher laws and lesser commandments. Almost all the Jewish orthodox group vary in their understanding of the laws and their degree of observances. Jesus surprised all the orthodox Jewish groups when He summarised the entire law into ‘love of God and love of neighbour’. The first part of Jesus’ response comes from the Book of Deuteronomy (6:5), which is central to Jewish faith: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.” Jesus puts our love for God as the first of all the commandments. This means that to love God, we must give a total and undivided loyalty to God. Our love of God should dominate our emotions, directs our thoughts and feelings and should be the driving force of all our actions. Love of God is simply living a life that shows itself in total commitment and devotion to God. Following from the love of God is our love for our fellow human beings. ‘You must love your neighbour as yourself,’ (Leviticus 19:18). Our love of God and the love of our fellow human beings are closely interwoven. The tangible proof of our love for God is in the love we show to our fellow human beings. The order of the commandments is our love for God first followed by our love for our fellow human beings. God is love, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God (1 John 4:7). It is only when we have first known God and love God, that we can love our fellow human beings. Human beings are not an amalgamation of chemical substances or mere objects. We are all sons and daughters of God and we are all created in God’s image and likeness. Jesus did something quite radical when He summed up the whole commandments into love of God and love of neighbour. These two commandments are not new to the Jewish laws. However, what was new was what Jesus did when He amalgamated what used to be two different and distinct laws. Jesus made them one. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them,” (Matthew 5:17). Love of God and love of neighbour can no longer be observed as two separate laws. Jesus has made them one and the same. One cannot happen without the other. We cannot claim to love God when we struggle to love all human beings who are made in God’s image and likeness. In our journey of faith, may our need for love spring from our love for God and flow on into our love for our fellow human beings.

God bless you all.

Fr. John Ikechukwu Echewodo

Parish Priest

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