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. Joseph Kanatt  | 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 Prayer Of The Month: Heavenly Father, I call on you right now in a special way. It is through your power that I was created. Every breath I take, every morning I awake, and every moment of every hour, I live under your power. Father you can certainly re-create me. Cast out anything that should not be in me. Mend what is broken. Fill me with the healing power of you spirit. Let the warmth of your healing love pass through my body to make me new so that my body will function the same way you created me. And Father restore me to full health in mind so I may serve you the rest of my life. I ask this through Jesus, our Lord. Amen! (Together-in-Faith prayer group.)

Your Prayers Are Requested For

Your prayers are asked for all of the following: FOR THE SICK: May they feel the Lord’s healing touch. Jamie Alayon Jr, Nanette Bachmann, Ray Bachmann, Thelma Battle, Graeme Beck-er, Sofia Birch, Carolyn Becker, Anne Brandsen, Vincent Brandsen Rosario Burgos, Ann Campsie, Debbie Chambers, Jennifer Corazzol, Janice Eather, Anita Gabriel, Jeffrey Graver, Mary Hall, Ben Hall, George Hartman, Gordon Hedger, Norman Hedger, Val Hintz, Danny Holmes, Dolly Holmes, Jeffrey Imperial, Joan Jacobs, Pe-ter Kastadoros, Laurie Keating, Wally Knight, Mary Kolosowski, Joanna Lebsanft, Thomas Desmond Lewis, Ruth Marshall, Jill Palmer, Dorothy Perry, Robyn Porter, John Powell, Chase Rafael Payne, Mary Rogers, Jonathan Ronquillo, Alice Rubio, Rubeth Samuelsen, Gavin Stewart, Jodie Taylor, Laurie Topp, Kev Topp, Peter Topp, Kallum Topp, Ruth Williams, Olive Vincent, Marcella Van de Vorstenbosch, Elizabeth Yip, Googol 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

Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers: There are new sign on sheets available in Truelson room. Please print your name and indicate which Mass you would like to exercise your ministry. New volunteers are urgently needed at Saturday 6pm & Sunday 6pm Masses. If anyone would like to volunteer print your name and contact details or contact the parish office for more information. Training is provided for any new volunteers.

The St Patrick’s Meditation group requires a portable CD player for use in the weekly meetings. If anyone has a spare CD player we’d be most grateful if you could donate it. Please contact Denise 0423 207 662

Trash & Treasure Stall: 8/9 December, before and after Sat 6pm, Sun 7 & 9am Masses. Please donate jams, cakes, plants or whatever you think will sell. You can leave all saleable items in the Truelson room. Thank Betty. 0439 791 133 or 3807 9986

United Youth: Our next Friday night meeting will be on November 16th from 7 – 9pm at the St Joey’s Hall. Ages 10 to 20something welcome 🙂

Youth Mass: 6pm Sunday November 4th, with Prayer and Praise at 5.30pm and practice at 3.30; 9am Sunday November 18th with practice at 8am.

‘Discover’ Young Adults Social Group is having a break. I’ll let you know when we’re starting up again.

Band practice: Tuesday nights 7pm – 8.30.

Please feel free to contact me about being involved in any of our youth events 🙂

Cathy 0400 494 943 youth.beenleigh@bne.catholic.net.au

YEAR OF YOUTH 2018

“Christ is the centre of Christian life.” (GE 20)

– Pope Francis

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Love God and Love your Neighbour


The central message of today’s readings is the most fundamental principle of all religions, especially Christianity. We are to love God in loving others and to love others in loving God. The prayers, Sacraments, sacrifices and all other religious practices are meant to help us grow in this relationship of love. In today’s Gospel a Scribe asks Jesus to summarize the most important of the Mosaic Laws in one sentence. Jesus cites the first sentence of the Jewish Shema prayer: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:4). Then He adds its complementary law: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). Thus, Jesus says that true religion is loving God and loving our fellow human beings at the same time, which means the only way a person can demonstrate real love of God is by showing genuine, active love for his neighbour. Love God and love your neighbour. This short and clear commandment expressed the whole of the law of God. Today we don’t like to think of God’s word as a law, so we can say simply that this short statement sums up the whole of our Christian life. It is so very simply and so very difficult. The invitation to love God and to love our neighbour becomes very concrete in the love of neighbour. It is not just any neighbour that we must love, but the neighbour who is right in front of us. The neighbour is not the person who lives next door but any human being who happens into our life. This neighbour is especially the person that we don’t want to help, the person who may have injured us, the person who seems unworthy of our help, the person who will take more of our time than we want to give. Thanks for everybody supporting the parish while I was away. I had a good time in Holy Land with the group and enjoyed the time with family and friends.

Fr. Joseph Kanatt (mcbs)

Parish Priest

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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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Sacramental Program 

St Patrick’s Parish Beenleigh Sacrament Program Dates 2017

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