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Important Dates


2nd September
RCIA course begins 7-8pm


6th September
Church Cleaning 10am


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


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Regular Mass Times

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


Welcome......

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARISH PRIEST

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
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Fr Fernanto Pananghat OFM Cap - Parish Priest

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

ST MARY'S CHURCH RESTORATION
At our last Parish meeting, we have decided to restore or finish our beautiful Church to its original purpose. Some of the things that we wish to do are: to re-store the original Confessional Box and put down floor covering. At the moment there is no Confession box and the concrete floor was damaged due to previous activities in the Church. A committee has been set up to run fundraising events and activities. If you wish to contribute to this restoration in anyway (money or time), please contact Fr Lam.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The St Vincent de Paul Society in West End, Dutton Park and South Brisbane would like to thank parishioners for their generous support over the last year.

Between July 2013 and June 2014 our 30 local members made 880 visits to assist people. Mostly we took food but we also assisted people with clothing, furniture and rent. Altogether we spent $37,000.00 on assistance. We received this from donations, fundraising and grants as well as generous collections from the St Ita's school community. We also took 90 Christmas hampers to families and individuals. Thank you again for your support.

BECOMING CATHOLIC
Beginning on Tuesday 2nd September, we will be running a weekly RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Course on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm. Venue to be announced. This course will discuss and work through the essential and basic elements of the Catholic Faith. It a process of Christian formation offered to those who want to become members of the Catholic Church or enquire more into its teachings and way of life. To register or for more information please email Fr Lam at southbrisbane@bne.catholic.net.au

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
If you would like to receive Confirmation from St Mary's church during the Pastoral visit of Bishop Joseph Oudoman in September. Please register your name with the Parish Office on 3844 2744.

ARCHDIOCESAN SMART PHONE APP
Anyone interested in downloading the free app should find it available for their smartphones or tablets in both the Apple (iOS) and Android App Stores by searching the keywords "Archdiocese of Brisbane". 

Users will be able to search for suitable Mass times by location, kilometre radius, date, time, type of Mass or service ( i.e. reconciliation, Children's Liturgy) or language.

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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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