Parish Announcements

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:

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 Chambers, Jennifer Corazzol, Janice Eather, Pat Finch, Anita Gabriel, Jeffrey Graver, Patricia Gurney, Mary Hall, Ben Hall, George Hartman, Gordon Hedger, Nor-man 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 Pow-ell, Chase Rafael Payne, Mary Rogers, Jonathan Ronquillo, Alice Rubio, Gavin Stew-art, Jodie Taylor, Laurie Topp, Kev Topp, Peter Topp, Kallum Topp, Dulcie Urch, Ruth Williams, Vicente Velasco Jr, 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

40 DAYS FOR LIFE 2019 CAMPAIGN 40 Days for Life: 40 Days prayer and fasting for the ending of abortion from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sun-day. 40 Days for Life Peaceful Prayer Vigil: standing for life through a 40-day peaceful public witness at the Vigil site located at 20 Abbotsford Rd Bowen Hills (at the bus stop outside Bowen Hills Train Station). The Vigil location is 200m away from the Marie Stopes abortion mill. Please sign up for prayer times on the 24 hour Vigil Calendar by visiting our website http://40dfl.net/

A VOCATION VIEW: Each Lent should bring us closer to our God. There is no failure, except that of no longer trying. You can still follow Jesus more closely. To talk to someone about your vocation, contact the Vocation Centre: 1300 133 544 vocation@bne.catholic.net.au www.vocationbrisbane.com

United Youth: For the next few months, our meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. The next 2 dates are 12th and 26th 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 7th April, with practice at 4pm and Prayer and Praise at 5.30pm; 9am Easter Sunday 21st April, with practice at 8am.

Youth Leaders’ meeting: 7pm on the 1st Tuesday of 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

Stations of the Cross: There will be Stations of the Cross every Friday dur-ing Lent at 7pm in the Church.

Reconciliation: Second Rite of Reconciliation will be available Tuesday 9 April 6:30pm.We are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity to re-ceive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as we prepare for Easter.

EASTER RAFFLE: Three baskets of Easter goodies. 3 tickets @ $5 or $2ea. Tickets on sale all Masses + Easter eggs in novelty chickens & egg cups @ only $2ea. Raffle drawn Friday 12th April. Proceeds to refurbish Sacristy. Many thanks for support. MOTHERS DAY RAFFLE: Gorgeous patchwork quilt. Plus gifts on sale for Mother. Tickets on sale all Masses. 3 tickets @ $5 or $2ea. DRAWN Tuesday 7th May. Pro-ceeds to refurbish Sacristy. Many thanks for your support. Colleen

Chrism Mass - Archbishop Mark Coleridge invites you to the Annual Chrism Mass to be held in the Cathedral of St Stephen on Thursday 11th April 2019 commencing at 7.00pm. This is a celebration for the entire Archdiocese and all are welcome

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.

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.

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

 

Weekly Reflection

God is Waiting to Welcome us Back 


The fourth Sunday of Lent marks the midpoint in the Lenten preparation for Easter. It is a reminder that we are moving swiftly toward the end of our Lenten fast and the joy of Easter is already on the horizon. This Sunday is set aside for us to recall God’s graciousness and to rejoice because of it. In many ways we have been dead, but through God’s grace we have come to life again; we have been lost but have now been found. We have every reason to rejoice. Hence, each of the three readings characterizes one of the many facets of Easter joy. In the first reading, the Chosen People of God are portrayed as celebrating, for the first time in their own land, the feast of their freedom. Their joy is one of promises fulfilled. In today’s Responsorial Psalm the joyful Psalmist invites us, “Glorify the Lord with me; let us together extol His Name!” then gives us our reason for rejoicing, “I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears!” The second reading joyfully proclaims the effect of Jesus’ saving act as the reconciliation of all peoples to the Father. St. Paul says that God reconciled the world to himself without counting its sins. In the Gospel, the joy is that of a young son’s “coming home,” where he discovers and is healed by the reality his father’s forgiving and gratuitous love. It is also the story of a loving and forgiving father who celebrates the return of his prodigal son by throwing a big party in his honor, a banquet celebrating the reconciliation of the son with his father, his family, his community and his God. It is really the Parable of the Forgiving Father, the story of Divine love and mercy for us sinners, a love that is almost beyond belief. The common theme of joy resulting from reconciliation with God and other human beings is announced to all of us present in this Church – an assembly of sinful people, ready to receive God’s forgiveness and His Personal Presence as a forgiving God in the Holy Eucharist.

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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