We the people of St. Patrick's Beenleigh, are a welcoming Eucharistic spirit-filled community, who are on the journey searching to be church in the world. We are committed to each other and to creating a parish that is both life-giving and challenging, respecting and reflecting our multi-cultural nature. Through our baptism we respond to the call to take the message of Jesus to all people.
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Parish InformationParish Priest: Rev. Fr. Subin Thomas | After Hours Contact: 07 32875168 Parish Location: 24 Tobruk Street, Beenleigh, Qld 4207 Postal Address: PO Box 84, Beenleigh QLD 4207 Office Hours: Mon – Fri from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Contact Numbers: Telephone: (07) 32872282 / 32875633 | Fax: (07) 32872472
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Your prayers are asked for all of the following: FOR THE SICK:May they feel the Lord’s healing touch. Aileen Allen, JC Araneta, Nanette Bachmann, Graeme Becker, Carolyn Becker, Vincent Brandsen, Bernard Brett, Ann Campsie, Paul Cridland, Janice Eather, Janette Gore, Jeffrey Graver, Patricia Gurney, Mary Hall, Ben Hall, Baby Elijah Harrigan, Jean Harrigan, Robert Harrigan, Val Hintz, Henk Janson, Allanah Langton, Sam Leornadi, Ruth Marshall, Moya McKeon, Lester Mendoza, Albert O’Donnell, Mary Rogers, Jodie Taylor, Kallum Topp, Kev Topp, Peter Topp, Laurie Topp, Dulcie Urgh, Marcella Van de Vorstenbosch, Vicente Velasco Jr, Joy Worland, Elizabeth Yip, Google Zillionoro. Prayers are also requested for the following nursing home residents at Beenleigh, Pimpama, Bethania Gardens, Jimbelunga—Eagleby, Connolly Court, Palm Lake, Jeta Gardens and Woodbeck Village. RECENTLY DECEASED: Joseph (Baudy Verriest Father), John Schultz, Fr Ray Brian CP ANNIVERSARIES OCCUR AROUND THIS TIME: Bob Harrigan (9/1/09), Nellie Harrigan (4/1), Shaun Humberstone (9/1/88). WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Peter & Alice Meerleveld (66yrs) Please call the Parish Office to have names placed on any of the lists above or to remove someone who is now well. Feast Day of the Week: 21 January St Agnes (- 304) As with so many of the early Roman martyrs, very little is now known about Agnes’ life. Partly this is because the details have been obscured by the light that shines from her martyrdom and the cult that it inspired, and partly because if you are martyred at the age of 12, your life has not really acquired that many details in any case. Agnes was filled with the love of God from an early age, vowed herself to celibacy, and when the opportunity of martyrdom arose, she did not hide away but stepped forward and took it. That is really all that is known: but it is enough. We who are used to compromising with the world at every turn, and would find excuses to avoid any inconveniences that our faith might cause us, let alone martyrdom (“yes, of course I would die for my faith in principle, but wouldn’t I be able to do more good in the long run if I stayed alive just now?”), should admire the simple wisdom of Agnes, realise that there are moments where compromise and moral ambiguity just will not do, and pray for the strength to live up to such moments when they happen. Baptism: We welcome into our Catholic community: Amari Kaliopasi. Baptism’s are on the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s of each month. Please phone the parish office for information regarding Baptism or you can download request form on our parish website. St Patrick’s Columbarium and Memorial Garden have been built to provide a permanent resting place for parishioners and their families who have chosen to be cremated. This area is situated within a gated area on the western side of St Patrick s Church. The niches are set in a walled area within a tranquil and peaceful Garden setting. Niches may be reserved at any time prior to an interment with many parishioners choosing to purchase several years ahead. To purchase or to reserve a niche, families are asked to contact the Parish Office. Cost of these niches are : $400 for a single niche, $800 for a double niche and $1,200 for a treble niche. Silver SAC: If you’re new to the parish, you may have wondered what the box is that says ‘please swap your silver sacs here’. It is usually next to the candle stand. Well, the idea is to take a little bag, pop your silver change in it, then whenever suits you, bring it back and replace it with an empty one! The money goes to sponsoring children who have been rescued from slavery, or living in extreme poverty. Hence the name Silver Save A Child! Thank you to all those who have supported these children over the last 8-9 years. BUSHFIRE RESPONSE: Australia is currently facing an unprecedented bushfire crisis in many parts of the country. The Australian Bishops have announced that special collections will be taken at Masses on Australia Day weekend to support affected communities. They have also urged Catholics to pray constantly for those affected, for those fighting the fires and for an end to the bushfires. To access prayer resources or for more information, visit www.catholic.org.au/bushfires Special Collection 25/26 January: Parishes across the country taking up a special collection at Masses on the Australia Day weekend, with all funds to be donated to Vinnies’ bushfire appeal. Vinnies is responding in all affected states and territories. Its network of local conferences and support services has seen them rapidly respond throughout the nation as the fire crisis has spread. As well as donations at Masses on Australia Day weekend, people are encouraged to support the immediate response and the ongoing work of Vinnies.
Saint of the Day
- Saint PubliusCelebrated: 22 Jan (Malta)As the Acts of the Apostles narrates, when St Paul and his companions were shipwrecked on Malta, they were welcomed by Publius, the prefect of the island, and entertained hospitably for three days on his estates. St Paul healed his sick father.Publius is revered as the first Bishop of Malta.
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