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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Saint Patrick's Church Beenleigh

Parish Information

Parish 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

Mass / Service Times

Monday:  7 am  Mass | Tuesday:  7 am Mass | Wednesday:  7 pm Mass
Thursday: 7 am Mass | Friday: 7 am Mass/Benediction  & Every First Friday 9:00am Anointing Mass Saturday: 8 am  Mass | 5 pm Reconciliation | 6 pm Mass
Sunday:  7 am Mass | 9 am Mass | 6pm Mass

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, Anne Brandsen, 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, Henk Janson, Sam Leornadi, Ruth Mar-shall, Moya McKeon, Lester Mendoza, Albert O’Donnell, Mary Rogers, Paul Russell, Lena Secomb, 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.

Feast Day of the Week: 9 December

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is the doctrine that the Virgin Mary was con-ceived without original sin, that twist in our nature that makes our will tend not to follow what it knows to be right. It was this grace that enabled Mary to give a true and considered “Yes” to the request, conveyed by the Angel Gabriel, that she should consent to be the mother of the incarnate God.

The doctrine was almost universally believed over the centuries but was only formally de-fined as a doctrine of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1854. Because it is so old, it is one of the Marian doctrines that Islam shares with the Catholic Church, though of course the theologi-cal details are very different.

St Paul de Chartres Retirement Units have immaculately presented 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units for purchase in their retirement village at Boronia Heights. Beautifully landscaped gardens with a chapel and Mass celebrated daily, community centre, close to shops and transport. Some units have been refurbished with modern appliances designed to as-sist you to live independently and worry free. Additional care and services can be de-livered directly to you when the time is needed.

Unit prices starting from $235,000.00 Please enquire on 3809-6323 or

lcalaby@spcagedcare.org.au

GOD’S WORD 2020 DAILY REFLECTIONS: Here is a great Spiritual companion in your life journey and an ideal gift to give to your loved ones to help them to grow in God’s love, to be nourished by the Word of God daily. It is designed to help you to take a few minutes out of your busy day to read, reflect, pray and live on God’s Word every day of the Year 2020. You can purchase a copy for $15 at the piety stall. They will be on sale until 15 January 2020.

Workshop for Volunteers: There will be a workshop for new and existing Readers, Min-isters of Communion, Counters and Collectors conducted on Sunday 8 December after 9am Mass or Wednesday 11 December 6pm. All volunteers in these ministries are strongly encouraged to attend, as there will be some important information discussed in regards to these ministries.

Liturgical Ministries for Christmas: Rosters available this weekend and next weekend for people to PRINT their names for the Christmas Masses: Dec 24, 6pm, 8pm, Christmas Vigil 11:30pm, Midnight and Dec 25, 7am & 9am.

YOUR CHANCE TO HEAR FR PAUL TURNER: RENOWNED TEACHER AND SPEAKER, LITURGIST AND PROLIFIC AUTHOR

Paul is the pastor of the cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri. He is known throughout the world for his writing and speaking on the Mass, the sacraments and the liturgical seasons. Check out his amazing website: PaulTurner.org.

Paul will speak to us about how sacraments work.

We can see, taste, feel the sacramental signs of water, bread and wine, oil and the human touch. But how do these sacramental signs open up for us the mysterious and powerful action of our loving God? Join us for this rich and inspiring exploration of how sacraments connect us to saving grace.

PUBLIC LECTURE: BRISBANE, FRIDAY 6 MARCH 2020 5.30 to 7.30 pm in the Hanly Room at the cathedral (parking available) REGISTER AND PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE:

$10 individual $40 parish or school group

Reconciliation: We are all in need of making changes in our lives so we can better act in the way God directs us and in the image of Jesus Christ. Along the way we need forgiveness and renewal of our relationship with God. Please come to Second Rite of Reconciliation on Thurs-day, 19 December, 6pm and prepare ourselves for the Christmas season.

Sr Angela leaving! Our last Mass with Sr Angela will be 15 December at 9am. It is an oppor-tunity for all the children to come along, wish her farewell and perhaps enjoy a piece of cake together after.

There is a donation container in the Truelson room this weekend for anyone who would like to contribute.

Lights of Christmas: Gather on the lawn at St Stephen’s Cathedral, in the heart of Bris-bane, to celebrate the joy of Christmas with an extraordinary sound and light projection show. The Lights of Christmas is a free event open to the public that will delight families with music, food and children’s’ activities every evening from Wednesday 11 December through until Christmas Eve.

Where: Cathedral of St Stephen, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane When: 11 – 24 December Time: Carols commence at 6:30PM and the light show begins at 7pm (runs every 12 minutes). Each night will feature special events and choirs, visit the Archdiocese of Bris-bane’s Facebook page to RSVP and check the nightly schedule.

St Vincent de Paul Beenleigh:

If anyone (of any age), is interested in the work of St Vincent de Paul Society please feel free to call Fay O’Toole ( 0407 465 478 ) or John Maksimas ( 0410 602 549 ). Samantha, ( 3807 5547 ) at the new Vinnies shop, would also welcome anyone interested in volun-teering to work on perhaps one day a week. All training provided.

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RSS Saints of the Day

  • St John Roberts (1575 - 1610)
    Celebrated: 10 Dec (Wales)He was born in north Wales and studied law. He travelled on the Continent in 1598 and was converted to Catholicism. He entered the English College at Valladolid to study for the priesthood; he then became a Benedictine monk. He was ordained in 1602 and set out on a mission to England. […]

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Weekly Reflection

John the Baptist could be the central figure in our thoughts today. He prepared the way for the people of his time to understand the good news of their salvation. That is the way God normally works; He sends the message of salvation to us through each other. As St Paul once put it, how can people know the truth about God if they have never heard it; and how can they hear if nobody is sent to them?
Jesus found his first disciples among those who were influenced by the preaching of John the Baptist. He had showed them the value of self-control and of prayer; he urged them to listen to the inner voice of God, with repentance and a faithful heart. The high point of John’s short ministry was his meeting with Jesus. Not only did he get to baptise Our Lord but he also helped some of his own followers to go with Jesus and become the first Christian disciples. Through him, Andrew and his brother Peter, and Philip and Nathanael became apostles of Jesus.
Clearly, God wishes us Christians also to help other people to know and love him. If in the first place, we were more committed to our own Christian calling, we would be more effective in influencing others towards religious commitment. Parents have the first opportunity to point their children towards God. But their words will only be effective when backed up by the actual example of their own faith and prayer.
When looked at in light of today’s Gospel, does our way of speaking and behaving in any way help others to share our values, or do we confirm their suspicion that this world is a selfish and cynical place?

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Children’s Liturgy

Children’s Liturgy As a group we gather in the MacKillop Room, listen to the gospel, sing the Alleluia and discuss what it all means for us as followers of Jesus in 2015. We usually respond to the word in a number of ways- using drama, mediation, song, drawing and creating in a meaningful way. We conclude with Prayers of the Faithful, often sharing our own prayers from the heart with each other. We often receive more spiritual wisdom from the children than that from a lot of adults!!

 

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Sacramental Program 

St Patrick’s Parish Beenleigh Sacrament Program Dates 2017

First Holy Communion

Parent Formation/Information 6.30pm Monday, 24th April

Rite of Enrolment Weekend of 6th and 7th May

Presentation of Lord’s Prayer Weekend of 20th and 21st May

Family Barbecue 6pm Thursday, 8th June

Family Session with Elizabeth, Carole 6.30-8pm Thursday, 8th June

Celebrating God’s Mercy 2nd Rite of Penance Tuesday 13th June

First Holy Communion Weekend of 17th and 18th June

Parish celebration cake? Weekend of 24th and 25th June?

School holidays

School Holidays Activity Day Alive in the Spirit Friday, 30th June

 

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Your Prayers Are Requested For

The Sick:  Gary Battle, Graeme Becker, Carolyn Becker, Sofia Birch, Rosario Burgos, Billiie Fiscalini, Peter Fiscalini, Debbie Chambers, Priscilla Gabriel, Jeffrey Graver, Val Hintz, Mary Hall, Ben Hall, Mary Harrigan, Roy Hull, Brenda Humberstone, Arthur French, Dominga Kennedy, Peter Katsadores, Neil Kajewski, Mary Kolosowski, Steve Leibinger, Vicki Leibinger, Ruth Marshall, Jill Palmer, Carol Robertson, Paul Russell, Gavin Stewart, Rubeth Samuelsen, Jodie Taylor, Helen Topp, Kev Topp, Joe Topp, Peter Topp, Kallum Topp, Neil Wright, Googal 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.

Announcements & Reminders

Catholics “Come Alive” Seminar 22,23 & 24th September 2017. St Patrick’s Church. To book contact Mary McGrath 0402 859 396

Catholic lay apostolate, Aneel  Aranha will be speaking at the Church 7pm Thursday 14th September 2017.

SVDP DINER 

28th July, in the School Hall. Tickets are now on sale at all Masses.

Safeguarding Policy

Our parish has implemented the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policy. We are committed to high standards of recruitment, screening and selection of all of our employees and volunteers and undertake intentional strategies to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment for all.  If you are a volunteer reader, Eucharistic Minister etc. and have not received a Volunteer Data Form and the Code of Ethical Behaviour, please contact the parish office.

Young Adults Meetings

Young Adults meetings every Wednesday night (except the 2nd Wednesday of the month) in the Church from 7.30 – 8.45 (after 7pm Mass). Depending on the night, it may include prayer and praise, discussion, Scripture and Church teaching. If you’re in your late teens, twenties or thirties you will be very welcome!

 

Band Practice 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesday nights from 7-8.30pm in the office. No practice on Anzac Day this week. Call Cathy 0400 494 943 or email youth.beenleigh@bne.catholic.net.au

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