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.
Information & Reminders
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, 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
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.
Saint 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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