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Important Dates

2nd November
Solidarity Sunday

9th November

Fundraising Car Wash

14th & 15th November

No Mass or Reconciliation

16th November

8am & 10am Mass as scheduled.
There will be no 12 noon or 7.30pm Mass

19th November
Community Leader Awards
Cocktail Party 6.30pm

28th November
St Mary's Music Concert 7pm

Visit the Year of Grace website

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)

Raffle to raise money for St Mary's Catholic Church Restoration Fund Prizes: Hamper to the value of $250.00,Wine to the value of $150.00, Subscription to the "Catholic Leader". $5.00 per ticket.

During the 9am and 5pm Mass on Sunday 9th November, a group of young adults will offer their time and service to all those who wish to have their car wash in the carpark while they are attending Mass. The cost per car is $20. All proceeds will go towards the Restoration of St Mary's.

Animated by the 'The Capuchin Young Adults' (CYA). After the 5pm mass this Sunday 2nd Nov, we will have a discussion-planning of the Christmas crib. On Sunday 9th Nov we will have Bible sharing. Young adults are most welcome.

The Immaculatine Sisters are running Sunday school classes for children (7-12 years old) after the 9am Sunday Mass at St Mary’s. The Children will learn basic Catholic teaching, Bible lessons, Sacraments, liturgies, etc. 10.15-11.15am, on the deck area at back of St Mary’s Church. If you wish to have your children attend these classes please register with the sisters or the Parish office.

Join us for an evening of fine music, featuring our very own St Mary’s Choir and other special performances, on Friday 28th November, 7pm, at St Mary’s Church, South Brisbane. Wine and cheese will be served during the interval. Tickets are available for $30 per person. All proceeds go towards St Mary’s Restoration Fund.

There will be major disruptions in the CBD during the weekend of the G20, which has necessitated changes to the regular Mass & Reconciliation schedule at the Cathedral.

Friday 14 & Saturday 15—there will be no Masses or Reconciliation
Sunday 16— 8am & 10am Mass as scheduled.
There will be no 12 noon or 7.30pm Mass

St Patrick's — Sunday Mass will be held as scheduled at 9am & 12 noon. Parishioners who do not live in the CBD are encouraged to attend Mass at their local parish that weekend.

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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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