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Important Dates

27th September
An Irish Afternoon Tea
12.45pm 12 Apostles
Jindalee Catholic Church Hall

28th September
Fr Lam's Installation 9am

3rd October
Transitus of St Francis 7pm
St Francis of Assisi's Church

11th October
Call to Holiness 16th
Annual Conference

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Regular Mass Times

Saturdays 8am
Sundays:  9am and 5pm
Daily Mass (Monday to Friday): 7am



St Mary's Church, South BrisbaneWith great joy I take up this task to minister to you, the people of the Parish of South Brisbane. As many of you are already aware, I am Fr Fernanto Pananghat, a Capuchin Franciscan friar and Missionary from Kerala, India. Yet, I do not come here alone, as I also come here with the support of my Capuchin brothers.

As your pastor, yet also as a weak servant of God, I will rely much on your support and prayers so that together, we may build up the mystical body of Christ, the Church and give glory to God our Father in Heaven. I especially place all our work under the loving maternal care of our patroness and Mother, Saint Mary.

And finally I want to send my sincerest best wishes and deep gratitude to Fr Ken Howell, for his support and guidance over the last few months in preparing me to begin here. I also want to thank him for his dedication and hard work over the past 4 years on building the strong foundation  that he leaves me with.

As we begin this journey may I bless you with the blessing that St Francis so often repeated:

The Lord bless you and keep you. May He show His face to you and have mercy.
May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace. The Lord bless you

Fr Fernanto Pananghat OFM Cap - Parish Priest

Latest News & Events (download the newsletter for full details)

Great Irish singing, talented Irish dancers, Apple Pie & Cream afternoon Tea, Saturday 27th September 2014, 12:45pm for 1:00pm start. 12 Apostles—Jindalee Catholic Church Hall, 111 Yalambee Road, Jindalee. Phone or email for tickets—$20 each (Pensioners $15 Child $5) (Ellenie 33765730 or 0405061299) peterellenie16@gmail.com

Saturday 11th October, St Ignatius Hall, 30 Kensington Tce. Toowong. Theme – "Lumen Fidei - Evangelii Gaudium" Pope Francis speaks to us. Commencing: 9am. Speakers – Bishop Basil Meeking; Fr.Scot Armstrong; Sr.M.Isabel Naumann ISSM; Sr.Moira Debono RSM; Dr.John Graham. Registrations $25-family; $20-single $15-Students/Pensioners. BYO lunch- tea and coffee provided. Enquiries – Stephanie 32773849 or 0432618648 , www.calltoholiness.com.au

The floor of the church needs to be covered, the confessional box restored, the pews restored and kneelers put back in. A Restoration Fund has been established and I ask members of the congregation at St. Mary's to contribute to this Fund. If you are not able to contribute financially, then I ask you to assist in various other fundraising activities as they emerge.

Deposits may be made to St Mary's Restoration Account: BSB: 064-786; ACC: 007230101. Please include your surname and address on the statement so that a receipt may be issued to you.

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Archdiocese of BrisbaneArchdiocese of BrisbaneSt Mary's Catholic Parish, South Brisbane

Parish Priest:    Fr Lam Vu OFM Cap
20 Merivale Street, South Brisbane  QLD  4101      |     PO Box 3857, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Parish Office: 247 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park QLD 4102
Phone: 07 3844 2744  |  Email: southbrisbane@bne.catholic.net.au

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