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: Father, You love us in a perfect way, even in the middle of our mess. And in the middle of our children’s messes, You love them perfectly, too. Thank You for the evidence of Your miraculous power through Jesus’ life. He reminded us that He came to do Your work, and that You are always at Your work. That includes our children… their addictions… their demons… And their mistakes. Thank You Lord for loving our kids beyond our capacity. Amen!!! (Together-in-Faith)

Your Prayers Are Requested For

Your prayers are asked for all of the following: FOR THE SICK:

Your prayers are asked for all of the following: FOR THE SICK:

May they feel the Lord’s healing touch.

Nanette Bachmann, Thelma Battle, Graeme Becker, Sofia Birch, Carolyn Becker, Lucas Bonnici, Anne Brandsen, Vincent Brandsen, Rosario Burgos, Ann Campsie, Debbie Cham-bers, Jennifer Corazzol, Janice Eather, Pat Finch, Anita Gabriel, Jeffrey Graver, Patricia Gurney, Mary Hall, Ben Hall, George Hartman, Gordon Hedger, Norman Hedger, Val Hintz, Dolly Holmes, Jeffrey Imperial, Peter Kastadoros, Laurie Keating, Wally Knight, Mary Kolosowski, Joanna Lebsanft, Thomas Desmond Lewis, Ruth Marshall, Jill Palmer, Marissa Pangan, Dorothy Perry, Robyn Porter, John Powell, Chase Rafael Payne, Mary Rogers, Jonathan Ronquillo, Alice Rubio, Gavin Stewart, Jodie Taylor, Laurie Topp, Kev Topp, Peter Topp, Kallum Topp, Dulcie Urch, Ruth Williams, Olive Vincent, Marcella Van de Vorstenbosch, Elizabeth Yip, Googol Zillionoro.

Prayers are also requested for the following nursing home residents at Beenleigh, Pim-pama, Bethania Gardens, Jimbelunga—Eagleby, Connolly Court, Palm Lake, Jeta Gardens and Woodbeck Village.

Announcements & Reminders

United Youth: For the next few months, our meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. The next 2 dates are 22nd March and 12th April. Any young people from the age of 10 are welcome to join us at the St Joseph’s School hall.

Youth Masses: 6pm Sunday 17th March, with practice at 4pm and Prayer and Praise at 5.30pm; 6pm Sunday 7th April, with practice at 4pm and Prayer and Praise at 5.30pm.

Youth Leaders’ meeting: 7pm on the 1st Tuesday every month.

Band practice: Tuesdays (apart from 1st Tuesday), 7pm – 8.30 in the parish office

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

EASTER RAFFLE : THREE EASTER BASKETS. Books of 3 tickets for $5 or $2 a tick-et. Books available this weekend at all Masses. Proceeds going towards refurbishing the Sacristy. Many thanks for supporting this raffle: Colleen.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day – Sunday 17 March – 9am Mass followed by shared brunch. The Parish Council invites you to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the Parish on Sunday 17 March, with 9am Sunday morning Mass followed by a pot-luck style shared brunch in the School Hall. For the brunch, we ask that you bring along a plate of food that can be shared (you can drop it at the Hall before Mass). We will place all the dishes out for us to share together. Tea and coffee will be provided, with soft drinks available to purchase. Another great opportunity to get together as a Parish communi-ty. If you are usually a Saturday night Mass goer, think about making an exception this weekend and coming to the Sunday 9am Mass, or even just join us for the brunch. See you there – to be sure.

PARISH CHOIR continues in Church on Monday’s, 7pm to 8.30pm to prepare for the Feast of St Patrick and the Tridium. Parishioners are invited to join the choir and en-rich our celebrations with their singing. Contact Parish office for more information.

Sacramental Program 2019: First Holy Communion information session for children that have received to sacrament of Confirmation will be Tuesday 30 April 6:30pm and Thursday 2nd May 6:30pm.

ALPHA IS COMING TO OUR PARISH NEXT MONTH

Everyone has questions. We all explore, every day. For all our searching – it’s rare to find time to think, and talk, about the big questions of life; about faith and reason and God We believe everyone should have the opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith. To ask questions, and share their point of view.

YOU ARE ALL INVITED. ANYONE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ALPHA GROUP LEADER.

PLEASE CONTACT COLLEEN SHEEHAN 0738040052 OR PETER WITHAM 0738075358

PLEASE COME ALONG,ENJOY A MEAL,A VIDEO AND A TALK WITH FRIENDS.

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

Readers & Extraordinary Ministers of Communion: If you would like to continue to exercise your ministry, please PRINT your name and indicate which Mass you attend on the sign on sheets in the Truelson room. We urgently need more Communion ministers and readers for Sunday 6pm Mass. If you would like to volunteer please con-tact the parish office for more information.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults – Prevention and Protection POLICY STATEMENT

…for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Mark 10:14

Children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm. They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded. This means that everyone in the church must ensure that the fundamental rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults are respected. This will be achieved through the development of respectful relationships and a commitment to safety embracing appropriate boundaries, behaviours and practices, in accordance with the Archdiocese of Brisbane Code of Ethical Behaviour for Employees and Volunteers who work in service of the Church as well as adherence to the legislative imperatives of the State. https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/assets/uploads/safeguarding-children-and-vulnerable-adults-policy.pdf

Are you between 18-35 years old and want to make a difference? Join us for the Canossian Australian Volunteer Immersion to Papua New Guinea from 23rd June – 3rd July 2019. This will be a formation based opportunity to help out in our Ca-nossian mission in Port Moresby and to immerse yourself in another experience of life. Places are limited so get in quick. For more information contact Sr Mel on 0484 007 508.

Bequests to the Parish: Should any parishioner be considering making a financial bequest to St. Patrick’s Parish , such a bequest must be included as part of your Last Will and Testament. There is an exactly worded statement required to be used in making such a bequest. This exact statement can be obtained from the Parish Office.

Trash & Treasure Stall: 6/7 April, 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

Palm Sunday & Holy Week Rosters: We still need Readers & Commun-ion Ministers for Palm Sunday 13/14 April; Sat 6pm; 2 Readers & 3 Com-munion Ministers; Sun 7am 3 Readers & 5 Communion Ministers; 9am 4 Readers; 6pm 5 Readers & 2 Communion Ministers. Holy Thursday 18 April, 7pm: 2 Readers , 1 Communion Ministers & 9 Foot washing. Easter Vigil 20 April, 6pm. 1 Reader & 3 Communion Ministers. Easter Sunday 21 April, 7am: 5 Communion Ministers; 9am 1 Reader; 6pm; 2 readers and 2 Commun-ion Ministers. Sign on sheets are in the Truelson room.

Project Compassion GIVE LENT 100% Project Compassion is Caritas Aus-tralia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. Millions of Australians come together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end pov-erty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Donate today. Envelopes are available in Truelson room.

 

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Weekly Reflection

Lent is a Time to Experience the Glory of God 


The readings for the Second Sunday of Lent highlight Jesus’ identity as God’s beloved Son revealed at his baptism and Transfiguration and confront us with the mystery of Jesus’ death on the cross. In order to experience the joy of Easter in this life and to experience of the joy and glory of the Resurrection in the next life, we need to face the Cross head on. The main theme of today’s readings is an invitation as well as a challenge to us to do what Abraham did — put our Faith in the loving promises of the merciful God Who sent His Son to die for us and to transform our lives by renewing them during Lent. Our transformed lives will enable us to radiate the glory and grace of the transfigured Lord to all around us by our Spirit-filled lives. The three readings describe the spiritual transformation experiences of three of our heroes in the Faith, Abraham, Paul and, of course, Jesus. The first reading describes the transforming of a pagan patriarch into a believer in the one God, the transforming of his name from Abram to Abraham, and God’s making of His first Covenant with man through Abraham and his descendants as a reward for Abraham’s obedience to God. In the second reading, St. Paul argues that it is not observance of the Mosaic Law and circumcision that transforms people into Christians, and hence, the Gentiles need not become Jews to become Christians. In the Transfiguration account in today’s Gospel, Jesus is revealed as a glorious figure, superior to Moses and Elijah who appear with him. He is identified by the Heavenly Voice as the beloved Son of God. Thus, the Transfiguration experience is a Christophany, that is, a manifestation or revelation of who Jesus really is. Describing Jesus’ Transfiguration, the Gospel gives us a glimpse of the Heavenly glory waiting for those who do God’s will by putting their trusting Faith in Him. 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

Confirmation 

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