The Flower Ministry group seeks to serve the Parish community and God by working towards making the church a visually pleasant and uplifting place to visit.

The group makes and cares for floral arrangements in the Church and the Chapel, as well as other arrangements and decorations as needed throughout the church year. The Flower ministry also helps with some light gardening by maintaining existing garden beds.

We meet every Wednesday at 3pm in the Truelson room, to discuss what needs to be done in preparation for the weekend Masses.

If needed we may purchase flowers, which we would do on a Thursday morning after Mass. We then make the arrangement with the bought or donated flowers, on the Thursday morning.

If the flowers are fine, perhaps after some trimming and tidying up, we spend some time tidying up the gardens.

Anyone with an interest in flowers, plants and other church decorations and a willingness to help making the church a solemn and welcoming place is welcome to join the group.


Weekly Reflection

The season of Easter concludes with today’s celebration, the feast of Pentecost. On Pentecost
we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles gathered in the upper room in
Jerusalem; this event marks the beginning of the Church. The story of Pentecost is found in
the Acts of the Apostles, today’s first reading. The account in today’s Gospel, John 20:19-23,
also recounts how Jesus gave the gift of the Holy Spirit to his disciples. Yet the event in John’s
Gospel takes place on Easter Sunday. There is no need to try to reconcile these two accounts.
It is to we know that after his death, Jesus fulfilled his promise to send to his disciples a helper,
an Advocate, who would enable them to be his witnesses throughout the world.
In the context of the feast of Pentecost, John 20:19-23 reminds us about the integral connection
between the gifts of peace and forgiveness and the action of the Holy Spirit. Jesus greets his
disciples with the gift of peace. Jesus then commissions his disciples to continue the work that
he has begun: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He breathes the Holy Spirit upon
the disciples and sends them to continue his work of reconciliation through the forgiveness of
sins. Jesus’ act of breathing the Holy Spirit upon the apostles mirrors God’s act of breathing
life into Adam.
In fact, both the Greek and Hebrew words for “spirit” can also be translated as “breath.” This
Gospel reminds us that the Church is called to be a reconciling presence in the world. The
reconciling presence of Christ is celebrated in the Church’s sacramental life. In the Sacrament
of Baptism, we are cleansed of sin and become a new creation in Christ. In the Sacrament of
Penance, the Church celebrates the mercy of God through the forgiveness of sins. This
reconciling presence is also to be a way of life for Christians. In situations of conflict, we are to
be agents of peace and harmony among people.

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EFT Details (not for in-branch use)
A/C Name: St. Patrick’s Parish Working Account
BSB: 064-786  
A/C No: 100006012

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



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 youth.beenleigh@bne.catholic.net.au



Sacramental Program 

St Patrick’s Parish Beenleigh Sacrament Program Dates 2017


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