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:


May they feel the Lord’s healing touch.

Aileen Allen, JC Araneta, Nanette Bachmann, Graeme Becker, Carolyn Becker, Anne Brandsen, Vincent Brandsen, Bernard Brett, Ann Campsie, Paul Cridland, Janice Eather, Janette Gore, Jeffrey Graver, Patricia Gurney, Mary Hall, Ben Hall, Baby Elijah Harrigan, Jean Harrigan, Robert Harrigan, Sam Leornadi, Ruth Marshall, Lester Mendoza, Albert O’Donnell, Mary Rogers, Paul Russell, Jodie Taylor, Kallum Topp, Kev Topp, Peter Topp, Laurie Topp, Dulcie Urgh, Marcella Van de Vorstenbosch, Vicente Velasco Jr, Joy Worland, Elizabeth Yip, Google 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

Alpha: We will be doing the Alpha Youth Program in our regular United Youth meetings every Friday night for the next 6 weeks, then after that as advised. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the basics of our Christian faith, through videos and group discussion with other young people. Of course, we’ll still be doing games, activities and sharing a meal together. Anyone from the age of 10 is welcome to join us from 6pm – 9pm upstairs in the SVDP House (the big white house next to the parish office).

Youth Masses: 9am Sunday 20th October, with practice at 8am. No 6pm Sunday Mass on November 3rd, as we’ll all be at the Kingdom Now rally!

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

Band practice: (the other) Tuesdays 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

Trash & Treasure Stall: 26/27 October, before and after Sat 6pm, Sun 7 & 9am Mass- es. 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 

One Day Parish Renewal Event: Kingdom Now is a one day parish renewal event hosted by Logan Deanery at Logan Entertainment Centre. During the day, we’ll be receiving input from speakers on the topics of music and worship, social justice, evangelisation and parish engagement. At night, Brisbane worship ministry Emmanuel Worship will be leading us in a powerful night of encounter that includes Mass with Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Sunday 3 November 3pm-8pm. Free entry. Logan Entertainment Centre 170 Wembley Rd Logan Central. All are welcome. 

URGENT call for volunteers to help clean the Church. Cleaning is conducted on Saturday mornings before or after 8am Mass. Some volunteers have retired due to old age and ill health. We need more younger people to help volunteer. Even if you can only clean once a month eve- ry bit helps to keep our Church looking tidy. Contact the Parish Office for more information. 

Lawrie Griffin / Carmelita Jay  / Betty Graver Angel Callum  / T Flynn-Clarke Van Tran 

Memorial Mass: We are planning a memorial page in the November issue of the Bugle, in remembrance of the people who have passed in the last twelve months. If you would like your loved one to be included, please forward a photo with name and a very short text to accompany. You can forward it to the office, in person or by email,

October is the month of the Holy Rosary. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is hosting a prayer campaign on 18 October titled: “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” The prayer initiative invites teachers, priests, parents and grandparents to pray the rosary together with chil-dren for peace and unity around the world. If you would like to participate information and resources can be found online at:

BREAK OPEN THE WORD 2020 Year A, the Book for Readers, gives the readings and psalms for each Sunday with a commentary designed to provide not only background to the text but assistance on how to read it. A pronunciation guide is included. If you would like to purchase a copy please let the parish office know before Friday 18 Octo-ber. Price is $22 each.


Weekly Reflection

The story of Naaman the Syrian, a gentile, in 2 Kings 5 is a delightful story of contrariness.

Today’s first reading picks up from when Naaman washed himself in the Jordan as directed by Elisha. Before this Naaman and his retinue had arrived at the prophet’s house expecting this underling of the king of Israel to bestow on him due attention and a deed of some consequence. Elisha did not go out to him; he merely sent a message with what to do: go wash seven times in the Jordan, a river considered by the Syrian to be no more than a muddy creek. It seems in all things he expected some degree of grandness, of pomp and circumstance. He concedes to the direction only at the goading of his own servant, who points out that if he would happily do a great thing then he should also be able to do a little thing. After this bathing Naaman returned to Elisha, but this time he is changed in spirit as well as in body; he goes in to stand before the prophet, and to beg a favour. His offer of a reward is rejected, but his plea to be gifted with Israel’s soil on which to worship God from his own place is granted. This is one of only two accounts in the Hebrew Scriptures of people being healed of leprosy, Miriam, the sister of Moses, in Numbers 12 being the other. Her account is, however, of a different sort, while Naaman’s being a gentile gives it a certain importance in its use for criticism against Jews in the gospels. The healing from leprosy is the connection to today’s gospel reading (Luke 17:11-19). Luke is very careful to give a geographical context to this story, and more attention should be paid to it: Jesus is travelling between the lands of Galilee and Samaria, thus between two peoples with a mutual animosity, the Jews and the Samaritans. They actually also share the same faith in the one God, and share the Law (the five “Books of Moses”), but the Samaritans’ heritage as an admixture with gentiles made them repugnant to the sensibility for purity among Jewish leaders returning from their Babylonian exile. In Luke’s narration no mention is made of the ethnicity of any of the lepers until one turns back to thank Jesus. This action seems to have caught the attention of later readers, perhaps through their not understanding the depth of the animosity between Jews and Samaritans, so that the story is often used in children’s liturgies or catechesis as if its purpose is to promote the importance of saying thank you. Look instead how Luke tells the story. This is his third mention of Samaritans. In the first a Samaritan village would not accept Jesus because he was going to Jerusalem. In the second, a Samaritan was portrayed as the true neighbour of the brigands’ victim, who was travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho. This time, as Jesus is to enter a village (we are not told if it is Jewish or Samaritan) he is approached by ten lepers who, in accordance with the Law, keep their distance even as they speak with him. They are told to present themselves to the priests, a step necessary to be declared free from leprosy and fit to return to their normal lives. What the declaration that one at least was a Samaritan (and somehow easily identified as such) draws out is that this single group is of a Jewish and Samaritan mix. Here in the quasi no-man’s land between the two territories those in adversity from both groups appear to form a community. This appears to be the more salient point: here in adversity former enemies live in unity. In their own way these lepers already embody the message of the Gospel.

Rev Dr Barry Craig – Homily Help Liturgia – Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C



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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