6.30pm Mass, Way of the Cross,
7.00pm Lenten Discussion Group
Pilgrimage to the Marian Valley
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
The Parish Office will open on Friday 9am - 2pm.
FRIDAYS OF LENT There will be Mass, Way of the Cross, Lenten Reflections Starts Friday 7th March 6:30pm and continues each Friday during Lent. There is no morning Mass at St Mary's on Friday's during Lent.
SINGERS WANTED If you would like to join the choir here at St Mary's please speak to Nick (our organist), or one of the friars or come to rehearsal—Saturday 12:00pm at St Mary's Church.
PROJECT COMPASSION Your donations to Caritas Australia's Project Compassion give expression to the Gospel imperative to pursue justice and help those who are the most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice. Please take home a Project Compassion box and/or a set of Lenten envelopes and give generously to the appeal this Lent.
LENTEN DISCUSSION GROUP Join other parishioners each Tuesday in Lent as we reflect on, and discuss, the Gospel readings for the Lenten season. A wonderful way to deepen our faith and prepare for Easter. Tuesdays in Lent - March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 7pm - St Francis' Church Hall—47 Dornoch Terrace, West End.
PILGRIMAGE The Parish has arranged a pilgrimage to the Marian Valley on 24th May 2014. Please book your seat as seats are limited. Please contact Janine McDonnell. The cost of the bus trip is $17 per person. It is on the feast day of "Our Lady Help of Christians".
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.