Parish Library

Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday 7:30am to 10:00am | Weekends before & after mass.


Library Location: Truelson Room, at the back of St. Patrick's Church

Our new library is located in the Truelson room at the back of St Patrick’s Church and we have extended opening hours so it can be a welcoming area and resource.

Our Together-In-Faith prayer group originally had the great idea of using the area in the Truelson room more and explored different ways to do that. Then it was an adventure of fundraising and coordinating to achieve getting the library finished.

In the process we realized that the library wasn’t a new idea. The very first library was in Fr Ainslie’s office (perhaps), in the early 70’s, at the time when the office was in the school admin building. John Truelson remembers building the solid pine shelves for the purpose. Anne Tracey was working in the office then and she remembers some of the books being donated and others left behind by teachers and priests

Later on, during Fr Grundy’s time, the Parish office moved to where it is now. The library ended up in the downstairs meeting room. It proved to be a bit out of the way and although the parishioners who knew about it found it very valuable, not enough people realised they had that sort of resource there.

We were very happy we were able to start with so many good books, which helped in a key way. God certainly helped us there. Then we want to thank everyone who has donated books and are still contributing in a number of ways to make the Library a success. And, even though we can’t name everyone, special thanks John Truelson for building quality shelving on a tight budget. Our church has a wonderful history of good hearted parishioners working to help others in different circumstances. Maria Truelson was just tireless working for homeless people and others and we honour her efforts and hope to highlight her poetry soon.

Our library is going forward and we love our potential to do a great job connecting with parishioners and different groups, so we ask that you aren't strangers as we'd love to hear your ideas.

John Truelson at the opening of the new Library


 

Weekly Reflection

Today’s gospel brings us into the desert with John the Baptist because it wants to remind us that for all the things that are going on in our life, only two things are important. In the desert, no matter how much money we have, there is nothing we can buy. No matter how many computers and gadgets we own, there is no place to plug them in and no reception. In the desert only two things matter: our love for God, and our love for one another. So how do we get to the desert? Some of us are there already, because whenever sorrow or loss enters our life, they focus us on what is really important. When we face a serious diagnosis of cancer, we realize that now is the time to trust in God and in the support of those who love us. When we lose someone suddenly in death, we realize that our relationships are more important than all of our activities and accomplishments. When a relationship is broken by hurt or misunderstanding, it makes us thankful for the relationships that still continue. But we do not need to experience loss and pain in order to see what really matters. With God’s help we can learn the lesson of the desert even as we remain in our own home and circumstances.

We can try to wake up each morning aware that no matter what we own or what we have to do, nothing is more important than the people we love and those who love us in return. We can do all that we need to do always remembering that nothing is more important than God’s love for us and our love for one another. So I invite you, as you face all the challenges of life and all of the activities of the holidays, to keep one foot in the desert—to remember the two things that really matter. If we live with faith in God and love for one another, we will really have all that we need—and that will bring us peace and lasting joy. ===================================

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Make a Donation

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: 100006012

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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