6pm Parish Meeting
Mass of Thanksgiving 9am
Mass for Deaf Community
St Michael's Dorrington
Regular Mass Times
Sundays: 9am and 5pm
Daily Mass (Monday to Friday): 7am
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARISH PRIEST
With 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
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CAPUCHIN NEWS - Brisbane Thanksgiving Masses!
In thanksgiving for the recent perpetual profession of Br Steven Tran and for the
recent ordinations of the four newly ordained priests, Fr's James Grant, Thomas
McFadden, Dean Mathieson and Ben Johnson, these five friars will be visiting each
of the cities where the Capuchins have parishes so as to celebrate Masses of
Thanksgiving together. It will be an opportunity to celebrate the gift of vocations to
the priesthood and religious life - especially together with the parishioners who
have held them in prayer throughout their formation as well as supporting them
financially, and who may not have had the chance to get to know them personally.
In Brisbane, there will be 2 Masses of Thanksgiving with these friars present:
Sunday 9am, 26th May, at St Mary's Church, 20 Merivale St, South Brisbane
Sunday 6pm, 26th May, at Guardian Angels Church, 198 Bay Terrace,
Wynnum. All are most welcome to attend and there will be refreshments
MASS FOR DEAF COMMUNITY
Mass will be held 9 a.m Sunday 2nd June St
Michael's Church, Banks Street Dorrington.
INVITATION TO THE LORD MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST
This annual ecumenical event will be held in the newly refurbished Main Auditorium
at City Hall,Brisbane on Thursday 23 May 2013 (6:30am for 7am start) Prof Ian
Harper will speak on 'Faith in the Modern Marketplace'; Cost is $30 (inc GST). Further information and RSVP details is available in the latest newsletter.
PASTORAL CARE OF THE PARISHES OF DUTTON PARK / WEST END
Due to ill health Fr Peter Grice of Dutton Park/West End has requested the
Archbishop to allow him to be free from full-time pastoral ministry. Consequently,
the Archbishop has asked the Provincial of the Capuchin Friars if the Capuchin
friars can also take on the pastoral care of Dutton Park/West End. The provincial
has agreed to this and so the parish priest of South Brisbane, while remaining
parish priest of South Brisbane, will also take on the administration of the parishes
of Dutton Park and West End. He will be assisted in this by Fr Nestor and
Fr James, and, hopefully, a further friar towards the end of this year. This will take
place on Monday 20th May 2013. Fr Peter Grice is vacating the presbytery at
West End and after some renovations this will become the residence of the Capuchin
Friars towards the end of this year.