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Altar Servers

 


The Altar Server Ministry is very active in St Maryaltar servers icon‘s. There are nearly always Altar Servers at every Weekend Mass. We aim for three Altar Servers at each Mass but this can vary. During school holidays when many are away we might have only one but there is always someone. On special occasions such as Easter we may have up to six. This Ministry is open to boys and girls who have received their Sacraments on Initiation. ie Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

At the end of the Sacramental Program each year all children are invited to be part of this Ministry.

It is an excellent starting point for becoming part of Catholic Community Activities.

Any child who has been part of the Sacramental Program from another parish is also invited to apply.

Watch the Parish Bulletin for details of training

Training will involve an hour and a half session with two of our Acolytes to teach the tasks that are part of this Ministry. It is usually held within a month of our Sacramental Program finishing

Then it is simply a matter of doing. Children will serve with an experienced Altar Server and an Acolyte who will guide them through.

Proud parents report their children are both excited and nervous when they first start.

After a few weeks this nervousness goes and is replaced by a quiet confidence.

The Parish supplies the gown (called an Alb) and a sash (called a Cincture). The Alb is worn over their normal clothing.

The colour of the Cincture varies with the season and the easiest way to know what colour is to note what colour vestments that Father is wearing. The Cincture colour matches that colour.
The cincture is tied on the left.

At first we ask parents to help their children with the Alb and Cincture until such times as they are able to do it for themselves.

New Altar Servers are usually rostered a few weeks in quick succession so that they will learn faster.

You tell us which Mass you usually attend and we will roster you for that Mass.

The Ministry is voluntary and very family friendly. No-one is asked to do anything they do not want to do.

Ministry co-ordinator : Tom McGuire

Please contact the parish office to register your interest in this Ministry.

Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Friday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Email: coomera@bne.catholic.net.aumail-icon-128
Phone: 07 55299144 call icon

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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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