Parish Council

( 2017 - 2020 )

 Our Mission

Since the formation of this Beenleigh community, the people of St Patrick’s Parish have ministered together bringing the mission of Jesus to all who pass through our community and beyond. We are multicultural, ecumenical, outreaching people who have learnt, been nurtured and encouraged, to build on the corner stone and foundations of previous parishioners and their experiences, and who now continue to outreach within our community and beyond, spiritually, practically, and as a community of faith, hope and love.

Parish Council members: Monica Boucek (chairperson), Theresa Tarani Greig (assistant chairperson), Erica Ng (secretary), John Maksimas, Colleen Sheehan, Peter Witham, Loa Sua, Ken Maloney,Vin Russell, Mike Zarate


Father Joseph Kanatt, MCBS
Parish Priest

Phone: 073287 2282


Monica Boucek

John Maksimas

Retired Catholic Primary School principal. Currently president of St Vincent de Paul St Patrick's conference, Beenleigh.

Contact: 0410 602 549

Loa Sua
Coming from St Patricks parish Auckland NZ I joined this parish in 2012. Happily serving Beenleigh St Patricks by being a member of the Parish Council, Liturgy Committee, Safeguarding Team, Children’s Liturgy, Multicultural Committee, a Reader and a choir member.

Mobile:0449627947 |  Landline 38041425.


Vin Russell

Vin is retired Catholic Primary School Principal, where he spent 12 years working in remote and isolated aboriginal communities in Western Australia. He has been a Parish Councillor since 2014 and also a member of the Sacramental Team, Eucharistic Minister and a reader..


Colleen Sheehan
Parish Council Member

My name is Colleen Sheehan,I have been in the parish of St Patricks for 37 years and now it is a privilege to serve as a councillor.”


Erica Ng

Hi, my name is Erica! I'm a member of the youth group and a member of the pastoral council. I hope to be a voice for the young people while being in the council.

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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