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Important Dates

25th-27th July
St Gerard Majella Parish - Fundraiser
at 146 Maundrell Tce, Chermside


25th-28th July
COSSAG Art Exhibition


26th July
St Stephen's Cathedral Concert Series


3rd August
Youth Expo August 2014


8th August
St Mary MacKillop Mass 10am
Cathedral of St Stephen


9th August
St Mary MacKillop Feast Day


10th August
Retreat Day and Healing Prayer
at St Thomas' Church, Camp Hill


Visit the Year of Grace website

Regular Mass Times

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)

COSSAG ART EXHIBITION
The Cathedral of St Stephen Art Group (COSSAG) will present a free art exhibition from Friday 25 to Monday 28 July 2014 at the Francis Rush Centre, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City. This year's theme "Interconnections" has inspired beautiful original pieces of excellent quality that are also affordable. This year, COSSAG is cultivating the creativity of kids aged 4-8 with a new "Creative Corner" from 1.30- 4.00pm on Saturday 26 July 2014. Budding artists are invited to create trees, flowers and other aspects of nature as part of their own interpretation of the theme, "Interconnections".

YOUTH EXPO AUGUST 2014
Sunday 3rd August 2014! 12-4pm! St Stephen's Cathedral! All youth & young adults are invited to explore diverse Catholic communities, minis-tries, charities and organisations welcoming involvement. Dynamic stalls, live mu-sic, food & drinks and special events: 12pm: Special Young Adults Mass 1pm-4pm: Catholic stalls display. 2pm-3pm: Q&A on Vocations (in Francis Rush Centre)

INVITATION TO SAINT MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP EVENT
All parishioners are invited to join in mass celebrated by Archbishop Mark Coleridge for the feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop on Friday, 8th August 2014 at 10:00am at the Cathedral of St Stephen. Historical items of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop will be on display. Morning tea will be served after Mass in the Cathedral Grounds and stalls will display the works of various agencies of the Arch-diocese of Brisbane. All are welcome. RSVP by 1st August 2014 to rsvp@bne.catholic.net.au or call 3324 3200

ST MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP FEAST DAY
On Saturday 9th August, we will have a combined parish mass, followed by a Pot-luck dinner to celebrate the feast of St Mary MacKillop. Mass will be held at St Ita's Dutton Park, at 6pm. We invite all parishioners of Dutton Park, West End, Fairfield, South Brisbane and the Indonesian community to attend. It is a great opportunity for parishioners to meet. Please bring a plate (with food) to share with others. The parish will provide tea and coffee.

RETREAT DAY AND HEALING PRAYER
Retreat Day and Healing Prayer with Fr Ken Barker author & order founder Missionaries of God's Love. Commencing with Mass at 11am on Sunday 10th August 2014, finishing 3.30pm; St Thomas' Catholic Church Perth Street Camp Hill, car park entrance Stephen St. Please invite others.

BYO lunch, tea/coffee provided. Info Paul 0417 104 460, Frank & Vilma 0405 514 929

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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Parish Priest:    Reverend Fernanto Pananghat OFM Cap
20 Merivale Street, South Brisbane  QLD  4101      |     PO Box 3857, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: 07 3844 3806  |  Email: southbrisbane@bne.catholic.net.au

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