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Important Dates

24th April
menALIVE in the City 5.45-7.30pm
How to Talk with God

1st May
Imagine Womens Ministry
7-9pm Francis Rush Centre

24th May
Pilgrimage to the Marian Valley

29th May
menALIVE in the City 5.45-7.30pm
Identity, Calling & Destiny

31st May
"Karol the Pope The Man"
Schonell Theatre 1.40pm

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Daily Mass (Monday to Friday): 7am



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

Fr Fernanto Pananghat OFM Cap - Parish Priest

Latest News & Events (download the newsletter for full details)


Pope Francis canonized two of his most influential predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, on the same day on April 27, 2014. The date is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. John Paul II promoted devotion to the Feast of the Divine Mercy and was beatified — a step toward canonization — on that day in 2011. The two popes have achieved considerable international stature: John Paul II for encouraging the fall of Communism in his native Poland and across Eastern Europe, and John XXIII for assembling the Second Vatican Council, which ran from 1962 to 1965. "To celebrate them together is a sign of appreciation of the holiness of two popes who paid witness to our time," Vatican spokesman, Rev. Federico Lombardi, said.

Imagine Womens Ministry is a gathering of women encouraging each other to go deeper in their Catholic faith. Through prayer, scripture and sharing we hope to provide opportunities for women to encounter Christ, arise in their giftedness and be inspired to go out and transform the world around them through service events.
WHEN: Thursday 1st May 2014 from 7-9pm (future events held 1st Thursday of month)
WHERE: The Francis Rush Centre (beside St Stephen's Cathedral), Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City
WHAT: Imagine Service Night & launch of our Be The Light Campaign - an opportunity to recognise the needs of those around us and respond with packages of hope and love to let them know they're not alone.

DATE CLAIMER: Saturday 31st May 2014
“Karol the Pope The Man” A highly acclaimed film on Saint Pope John Paul 11 ( canonised on 27th April) focusing on the tremendous impact he had on the church and the world. Schonell Theatre University of Qld , St Lucia, doors open 1.40 for 2pm commencement. $15 Adults, $10 children under 16. Free parking in grounds, many buses. Proceeds to Missionaries of God’s Love Priests and Seminarians. Information & tickets Maureen 0401 548 796, santachiaraevents@gmail.com, Paul 3398 2963, Vilma D'Silva 0405 514 929, Fiona Pires (after 4th May) 0412 802 122.

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.

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Archdiocese of BrisbaneArchdiocese of BrisbaneSt Mary's Catholic Parish, South Brisbane

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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