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.

Jamie Alayon Jr, Nanette Bachmann, Thelma Battle, Graeme Becker, Sofia Birch, Carolyn Becker, Anne Brandsen, Lucas Bonnici, 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, Gor-don Hedger, Norman Hedger, Val Hintz, Dolly Holmes, Jeffrey Imperial, Joan Ja-cobs, Peter Kastadoros, Laurie Keating, Wally Knight, Mary Kolosowski, Joanna Lebsanft, Thomas Desmond Lewis, Ruth Marshall, Jill Palmer, Marissa Pangan, Dor-othy 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, 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

United Youth: Our next meeting is 6pm – 9pm, Friday 1st March. Any youth over the age of 10 are welcome to join us at the St Joseph’s School hall.

Youth Masses: 9am Sunday 17th February with practice at 8am; 6pm Sunday 3rd March, with practice at 4pm and Prayer and Praise at 5.30pm.

Band practice: Every Tuesday from 7pm till 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

Prayer of the Month:Father we pray specifically for our child’s physical health, mental health, safety, shelter, employment, and dependence on You. Bless us with a released grip on control, send Your Spirit to strengthen us to surrender worry and control. God, You are bigger. You are in control. You are love. You sent Jesus down to earth and after our hearts… to call out the demons, heal disease, and claim His Father’s children… leaving not one behind. Father, we pray, in the name of Jesus, Your perfect Son who died for Your will to be done, for miraculous healing in our children's’ lives and freedom from the demon of addiction. In Jesus Name, Amen. (Together-in-Faith)

Parish Choir practice resumes on February 25, 7pm at the church.

Sacramental Program 2019: First Rite of Reconciliation information evening for children that have received First Holy Communion in 2018 will be held on Thursday 28 February 6:30pm at the church. 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.

Shalom Healing Mass: Friday February 22, 6pm - 8:30pm. All are invited to join Mass and adoration and experience Jesus’ healing touch for the body, mind and soul.

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.

Date Claimer: Sunday 24th February 2019 Retreat Day and Prayers for Healing with Fr Ken Barker Missionaries of God's Love, commencing with Mass at 11am, followed by a book launch of Fr Ken’s most recent book “Go Set The World on Fire” Day finishing 3.30pm; Experience the dynamic words and spiritual wisdom of Order founder and author. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to deepen your faith and be inspired by Fr Ken’s infectious love of God. St Thomas’ Catholic Church Camp Hill, car park entrance Stephen St. BYO lunch, drinks provided. Info Paul 0417 104 460, Frank 0405 514 929


It is that time of year again when all the Christian Churches throughout the World come together to Celebrate the World Day of Prayer (WDOP). The Celebration this year will be held on Friday 1st March and the host Church this year is St George's Anglican Church in Tansey Street, Beenleigh. The host country this year is the little European country of Slovenia, with the Theme being “Come – Everything is Ready”. The World Day of Prayer Committee are looking for any Parishioners who may be from that country or have relatives or friends from there, that may like to come along. Please contact the Parish office if you are interested. Due to this year's Celebration clashing with our usual 1st Friday of the month Healing Mass, Father Joseph has moved this to the following Friday 8th March. ( World Day of Prayer Committee).

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.

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.


Weekly Reflection

Tips of success and happiness in life.

The readings of this teach us that true happiness, or beatitude, lies in the awareness of who we are and of what we are supposed to do. They remind us that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father and that we will be happy in this world and in Heaven only when we share our blessings with our brothers and sisters in need and work to uplift them, thus declaring our “option for the poor,” as Jesus did. The first reading tells us that true beatitude consists in placing our trust in God and in putting our trust in His promises. St. Paul warns us, in the second reading, that true beatitude is obtainable only in Heaven, and that Christ’s Resurrection is our assurance of reaching Heaven for an everlasting life of happiness. Through the Gospel of this weekend, Jesus instructs his disciples in the paradoxical blessedness of poverty, hunger, sorrow and persecution because these contradict our natural expectations in every way. “Blessed are those who are poor, hungry, weeping, hated, excluded, insulted and denounced,” because in poverty, we recognize God’s reign; in hunger, His providence; in sorrow, true happiness; and in persecution, true joy. Experiencing these miseries opens the way for us to receive the true riches, food, comfort and acceptance we can find only in His love and His presence here and in His Kingdom forever. The world says that a lot of money and wealth is the sure sign of a successful life. But Jesus says happy are the poor. The kingdom of God has very different standard to measure the worth of life and success. The disciples, who listened to Jesus, believed in him and left everything to follow him, are the most blessed. They are those who have identified themselves with Jesus’ mission and vision of life. They are rich because they have God. He sustains them. The beatitudes are commands for how we should live, and what we should do. What makes one blessed is not simply poverty or hunger or sadness or suffering for the Faith but living these in the context of our commitment to Jesus and His spirit of sharing. Fr. Joseph Kanatt mcbs Parish priest



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!!




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



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.


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



Sacramental Program 

St Patrick’s Parish Beenleigh Sacrament Program Dates 2017


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