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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.