Parish Announcements

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

Welcome to St. Patrick’s Catholic Community. If you are visiting our parish or you are new to our parish, we wish you a warm welcome!

We are delighted to have you celebrate the Eucharist with us. If you would like to be-come part of our parish we invite you to complete our Parish Registration Form or con-tact the Parish Office.

Family Mass: Our first Family Mass for this year will be at 6pm on Sunday, February 23rd. Children’s Liturgy will be held during this Mass instead of during 9am Mass. The youth of the parish will provide the music, and afterwards, we will all enjoy a light dinner together. Please come along and celebrate with our parish families.

Morning Tea: Southern Cross Care will be sponsoring a morning tea after the 7am Mass on Sunday, February 16th. Southern Cross Care is a not-for-profit Catholic organisation who have been providing aged care, retirement living and community care for over 40 years. Please come along and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with the team from Southern Cross Care.

Readers & Ministers of Communion: There are new sign on sheets available in the Truelson room to print your name on if you would like to continue your current ministry or if new volunteers would like to join the roster. Your name must be on the sign on sheet so you are on the next roster.

Feast Day of the Week: 21 February

St Peter Damian (1007 - 1072)

Peter Damian was born in Ravenna in 1007 and studied theology and canon law, be-coming a renowned teacher in both Parma and Ravenna. In his late twenties he aban-doned all this and joined the hermitage of Fonte Avellana, near Gubbio, where he be-came prior in 1043: a position he held until his death. He strongly promoted the reli-gious life in many parts of Italy. The Church at that time was in a terrible state and he supported the Popes in their efforts at reform, both by his writings and as a papal en-voy. Pope Stephen IX named him a cardinal and Bishop of Ostia. He died on 21 Febru-ary 1072 and was immediately acclaimed as a saint.

PARISH CHOIR recommences in Church, 7pm - 8:30pm, Monday, February 24 - prac-tising for the Easter ceremonies, Feast of St Patrick and Anzac Day.

Parishioners are invited to be part of any or all of these celebrations. For further infor-mation please contact Parish Office.

Relics of St Therese Pilgrimage 2020: For the first time in 18 years the relics of St Thé-rèse of Lisieux are visiting Australia on a four-month pilgrimage. The relics of St Therese of Lisieux, and of her parents Sts Zelie and Louis Martin, will be visiting the Archdiocese of Brisbane from 6-15 February. Check notice board for the itinerary of the Parishes that will be hosting the relics or you can view the full itinerary http://bit.ly/2Ule6Qg Catholic Mission

Cleaners: There are new cleaning rosters to be collected in the Truelson room. If you are unable to clean on a certain day let the Parish Office know, so a replacement can be found.

Weekly Reflection

Jesus throws out this image right at the beginning of today’s gospel. “You are the salt of the earth.” How are we like salt? Jesus never explains this image. Therefore the doors open for us to consider a variety of ways in which we are like salt. Salt is good when used in small amounts, at least in food. Have you ever tried to make a stew or a soup and measured poorly, putting in way too much salt? You can’t eat it. You have to throw it out. So salt is to be used sparingly. How often do you read a recipe that asks for, “a pinch of salt”? A pinch is very small. But here is the point. It is still necessary. That is why the recipe calls for it. Without that pinch of salt the food loses its flavour. So when Jesus says that we are the salt of the earth, he might be asking us to adopt the small gesture, the simple word, the gentle touch. When Jesus says that we are salt, he is telling us that sometimes following him involves actions that are not very big at all. Now following Jesus certainly involves more than these small gestures. That is probably why the image of salt in today’s gospel is followed immediately by the image of light. Sometimes we can do big things. Sometimes we can be a city on a mountain, a lamp on a lamp stand, giving light to everything in the house. Sometimes our light can change people’s lives. We can be instrumental in leading an alcoholic to recovery, or an enemy to forgiveness, or a family to reconciliation. When we have an opportunity to accomplish one of these big things, we should by all means in Christ’s name let our light shine. But these dramatic possibilities do not occur every day. It is for this reason that today’s gospel tells us that when we cannot be the light of the world, it is still service to be a pinch of salt .

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To make a donation using a direct funds transfer / Electronic Funds Transfer use the EFT details below:

EFT Details (not for in-branch use)
A/C Name: St. Patrick’s Parish Working Account
BSB: 064-786
A/C No: 005976002

Reference: Your full name/business name
Remittance: Email your remittance advice to: fin.beenleigh@bne.catholic.net.au

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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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