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Important Dates

17th-19th October
Vocation Discernment Weekend
with the Capuchin Friars

25th October
Shine On - Kids Retreat Day

2nd November
Solidarity Sunday

16th November

8am Mass
10am Mass

19th November
Community Leader Awards
Cocktail Party 6.30pm

Visit the Year of Grace website

Regular Mass Times

Saturdays 8am
Sundays:  9am and 5pm
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)

17th-19th October, at St Joseph's Retreat Centre at Marian Valley Shrine. It's a chance for young men (18 to 35 yrs) to come away and reflect on that most important of questions, "Lord, what do you want me to do with my life? How are you calling me to be?" It's a great opportunity to pray and reflect on the possibility that God may be calling them to the vocation of the priesthood &/or religious life. Cost is only $30.00. Spaces are limited so you must register: Contact Fr Thomas 0432 362 052 or vocations@capuchinfriars.org.au

A day of fun for primary school aged kids with the Brisbane NET team hosted by Emmanuel Community's eKids team.
Time: Prep to Gr 3: 9am-1pm; Gr 4 to Gr 7: 2pm-7pm
Venue: Emmaus Centre, cnr Herbert St & Central Ave, Paddington
Cost: Free. $2.00 donation requested for Gr 4-7 group for dinner
RSVP: Monday 20th October to Emmanuel Community - 3217 5199 or admin@emmanuelcommunity.com.au

There will be major disruptions in the CBD during the weekend of the G20, which has necessitated changes to the regular Mass & Reconciliation schedule at the Cathedral.

Friday 14 & Saturday 15—there will be no Masses or Reconciliation
Sunday 16— 8am & 10am Mass as scheduled.
There will be no 12 noon or 7.30pm Mass

St Patrick's — Sunday Mass will be held as scheduled at 9am & 12 noon. Parishioners who do not live in the CBD are encouraged to attend Mass at their local parish that weekend.

Thank you so much to those who have donated to this project. The works we wish to do are: tile floor covering, restore the pews and kneelers put back in, new marble altar and lectern, etc. Donations to this project can be made via the 'Sponsor a Tile' envelope on the pews or deposit to St Mary's 'Restoration Fund' Account: BSB: 064-786; ACC: 007230101; Commonwealth Bank. Include your surname and address on the statement so that a receipt may be issued to you.

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

Parish Priest:    Fr Lam Vu OFM Cap
20 Merivale Street, South Brisbane  QLD  4101      |     PO Box 3857, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Parish Office: 247 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park QLD 4102
Phone: 07 3844 2744  |  Email: southbrisbane@bne.catholic.net.au

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