Welcome to our Catholic Parish of Surfers Paradise. Whether you are visiting our area, or have lived here for many years, may we extend a warm welcome to the Parish, and encourage you to come and join us.
Our parish is one of the largest parishes in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. One of the advantages of being large is that we are able to offer a variety of avenues for involvement in Church life and ministry. This Parish website outlines opportunities for you to become more involved in the life our Parish community. It is through the Sacrament of Baptism that we are prompted to take part in the mission of Jesus. We all have our different talents and abilities by which we can make a contribution to the mission of the Church in Surfers Paradise. If you come across an area that appeals to you and you would life to become more informed or involved, please refer to the Parish Directory for contact names and phone numbers or contact one of the members of the Parish Team.
As a Parish Pastoral Team, we are committed to providing pastoral care which nourishes faith in action. It is together then, that we are called to build a Church that is caring of one another, that continues to learn from its tradition, that seeks to nourish faith, and that reaches out to those beyond our Parish family.
We invite you to take some time to browse through this Parish website and to come to know our Parish better.
RETREAT—"INNER PEACE IN DIVINE LOVE"
Commencing 12th October and made over four weeks in daily life. Grounded in key Gospel texts and based on St Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises, participants are led in a simple and prayerful way to develop and experience a deep and intimate connection with God. The retreat has a clear program and structure to encourage and direct daily prayer.
A commitment of 25 to 45 minutes of daily prayer, four days a week, followed
up by Sunday Eucharist is required over the four weeks. Participants will meet on 5 consecutive Mondays 12, 19, 26 October, 2 and 9 November from 7pm to 8.30pm at Sacred Heart Church, Parish Hospitality Centre, for guidance and conversation. Cost: $35 for book and materials.
For more information or to register your interest please contact Helen Goldsmith on 0412 894 356 or
PARISH DINNER DANCE
Friday 30th October, 2015,
Tickets selling now reserve your tickets asap
$60 pp BYO
This is the Parish Social Event of the Year.
Support the Parish and have fun meeting new people.
Donations for prizes and raffles welcome
ph 0488 779 842 or the parish office 5572 5433
October is Mental Health Month. The Library offers a comprehensive collection of material. The subjects of our books range from depression, help for ‘nerves’; co-dependence; alcoholism; suicide, to just being ‘happy’. We also have free postcards issued for Mental Health Week which have details of valuable web sites.
Take a look at the inspiring little Elf Help books on display.
We have received lots of feedback on how useful our library has been in assisting and supporting those who suffer mental anguish.
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