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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


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)

ST STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL CONCERT SERIES
St Stephen's Cathedral presents its third concert for 2014 in a program entitled Organissimo!, presented by Dominic Perissinotto on Saturday, July 26 at 6.00 pm at St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Please note the change in venue – this concert is jointly sponsored with St. John's Cathedral. Admission is $25 (adults) and $20 (concession). The program includes music by Bach, Mozart, Bovet, Rheinberger, Mendelssohn and Ives. For further information call 07 3876 6812 or visit the Cathedral music websitewww.ststephensmusic.com

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".

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.

VOCATIONS NOVENA PRAYER CAMPAIGN
Vocation Brisbane is once again leading the V9 Prayer Campaign - nine weeks of prayer for vocations in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. The prayer campaign begins on Sunday the 15th June and culminates at the end of National Vocations Awareness Week on Sunday the 10th August 2014. This campaign encourages a prayerful culture across the Archdiocese of Brisbane by praying a nine week novena for vocations.

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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