Safeguarding Policy

 

It takes a whole community !


 

Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy can be found at https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/support/safeguard/


Each Parish in the Archdiocese of Brisbane has been asked to appoint a Local Safeguarding Representative who is responsible for:

1- Making sure that the whole parish is aware of the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

2-  Promoting safe practices including articulating for others what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour; and

3- Assisting the Parish Administrator in the implementation of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding  Children and Vulnerable      Adults Policy in the Parish


SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS AT ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC PARISH, BEENLEIGH

The following parishioners are St. Patrick's Safeguarding Representatives. They are very happy to hear your suggestions about how we can keep our parish safe and will listen to any concerns about safeguarding that you may have. You can contact them at any time if there is any safeguarding matter that concerns you or you just want some clarification.

All matters will be dealt with in a sensitive and confidential manner.

Safeguarding Officer 

Name: Loa Sua 
Mobile:
0449627947
Landline: 38041425

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.

Safeguarding Officer 

Name: Vin Rusell

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.

Weekly Reflection

The Church celebrates this sixth Sunday of Lent as both Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday. This is the time of year we stop to remember and relive the events which brought about our redemption and salvation. What we commemorate and relive during this week is not just Jesus’ dying and rising, but our own dying and rising in Him, which will result in our healing, reconciliation, and redemption. The proper meditation in the Holy Week liturgy will deepen our relationship with God, increase our Faith and strengthen our lives as disciples of Jesus. Today’s liturgy combines contrasting moments, one of glory, the other of suffering: the royal welcome of Jesus in Jerusalem and the drama of His trial, culminating in His crucifixion, death and burial. As we enter Holy Week, today’s readings challenge us to examine our lives to see whether we carry Jesus within us and bear witness to Him through our living or whether we are Christians in name only. The turmoil of Palm Sunday points to the deeper mystery of Jesus’ identity and leaves us asking, “Who is this?” He is not sweet baby Jesus of Christmas card fame. He is not our buddy. He is the man of turmoil. His turmoil is life-giving and God-revealing. The turmoil he brings calls our life into alignment with God’s life. His entry into Jerusalem inaugurates a Holy Week of turmoil; realigning our relationships and teaching us the intimacy of washing feet, calling us to die before death comes, and breaking open our lives in ways we never expected or thought possible. The turmoil Jesus brings is the chaos out of which new life will be born on Easter Sunday.

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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: 005976002

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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