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.
EXPLORING SILENT PRAYER
Exploring Silent Prayer – facilitated by Brian Boniwell continues with session 4 this Monday night, and ends next Monday night 11th May with session 5. 6.30pm – 8.30pm, in the Parish Hospitality Centre. RSVP to the Parish Office on 5572 5433, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 4: Emptiness of self – the passion and death of Jesus. and
Session 5: Mary as the model of deeper prayer.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Worldwide Marriage Encounter: A weekend away for married couples in peaceful, picturesque surroundings – away from the distractions of everyday living. Take time out of your busy schedule, to invest in your most precious asset . . . your Marriage! This is a unique opportunity to recharge your relationship batteries, refocus on each other and fall in love all over again!
Weekend date: 15th – 17th May 2015.
Venue: Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre, Ormiston QLD.
For bookings/details contact: Maria and David Murphy,
Phone (07) 3342 1456, email@example.com
Information website: www.wwme.org.au
We are thankful for the support we have been given to establish our Atrium. We ask for your prayers for the continued growth of the Atrium. At present we are working with three groups of children in the 3 to 8 year age group preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism. Our regular group of Prep/Year 1 children gathers each Monday afternoon and our 3 and 4 year olds meet each Friday morning.
We would like to offer more session times and would appreciate assistance by those interested in training to be catechists, and volunteers. We have set the goal to have the 6 to 9 years room established this year. Materials will need to be made for use by the older children.
For further information, please contact Angela Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org, or 5572 5433..
ARTS AND CRAFT NEWS
Our Raffle begins at our three Churches on the weekend of 2nd / 3rd May and continues for three weeks. Prizes include Knitted Doll, Farberware - Stainless steel x 5 items, Phillips MP, Linen & Teddy, Jewellery/Cosmetics
(choose your own prize).
Our first Stall for 2015 is set for 30th / 31st May at all Masses at Sacred Heart Church.
We hope to see you at both events. Proceeds will go to Charity—see future Newsletters.
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
Thank you so much to all who came together to celebrate the youth mass last Sunday! It was such a great presence with you all there, especially with all you youth helping out with the Mass. Youth Mass is on the fourth Sunday of every month, if you'd like to help out with the liturgy, talk to Steph Santos.
Come along and bring your friends to Venire this week as we get together for a fun trivia night. With questions ranging from movies, music, geography, general knowledge and questions about Jesus as well! There are some prizes to be won too. So we hope to see you on Thursday night at the Hospitality Centre at 6:30pm. Please RSVP via Steph Santos on 0411669876, or through www.facebook.com/Venireyouth
Check out the latest newsletter for all the news!