St Mary's Parish is  committed to the  introduction of the  Alpha programme.


Alpha at St. Mary's 

Our first Alpha programme was run early in 2017 with 26 Parishioners joining 10 team members to deepen their faith and experience the Holy Spirit at work. Whilst Alpha is an evangelisation tool used primarily to "introduce people to Jesus", it is also applicable to all those who wish to deepen their faith. St Mary's hopes that all Parishioners, especially those who assist as Extra-ordinary Ministers, will undertake an Alpha programme.

What is Alpha?

  • Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run once a week for 11 weeks.
  • Alpha was commenced in England over 30 years ago and now over 30 million people worldwide have experienced Alpha.
  • This number continues to grow dramatically each year.
  • Each session of Alpha looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.
  • Alpha is seen all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.
  • Alpha runs in cafes, churches, universities, homes – you name it.
  • No two Alpha’s look the same, but generally they have 3 things in common:  food, a talk, and fellowship.

Next Alpha at St. Mary's

St. Mary’s next Alpha will be run at St. Mary’s Worship Centre , the Parish Bulletin will advise those, wishing to come along, the dates and times.

All Parishioners are encouraged to "come along" and "bring a friend".

If you are interested in the Alpha Program, please email: alpha@stmaryscoomera.net.au

 

Below are few of the Testimonials from  the last session that ended in  April 2018 

https://stmaryscoomera.net.au/contact-us/

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Weekly Readings

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From Father John
Dear parishioners, visitors & friends, On behalf of Fr. John, 
I invite us to share Deacon Jeremy’s reflection on the gospel. God bless you all.
 
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
 
For many of us, we may ask what does it mean to be a good shepherd? To be a good shepherd takes upon itself the responsibility to care for not only oneself, but also the care of others. What is the role of a priest? A priest is not only a spiritual father who has a deep and spiritual relationship with God, but he has a pastoral duty to take care of the faithful in his parish. What are the roles of parents? Parents are responsible for the upbringing of their children so that they may grow up to become well and mature human beings amongst society. These are the roles and responsibilities that we see on a daily basis. The role of the good shepherd takes many forms in our society whether that be at home, at church or at work. Some are employed to public services and do this for the sake of personal ambitions and success. Some are employed because they are passionate for the work that they do. Some may even be indifferent towards others because of a lack of passion, which in effect, treating their roles and duties as mere burdens. But this is not so for Jesus our Lord. As Jesus said in the Gospel of John, “The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.” Jesus knows each and every one of us. He continues to be among us and inspire us to turn to his ways. No matter how difficult we may be towards him, He will never treat us with indifference. He desires that all would turn to him and follow him. That is his mission for the universal church. And everyone is called to join his flock. God bless you all.
 
Deacon Jeremy Santoso
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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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