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Important Dates

Please check the newsletter or call the parish for more information.

6th March
All Night Adoration 7pm
to 7am 7th March


26th March
Chrism Mass 7.30pm
Cathedral of St Stephen


Please click here for
the regular Mass times
in our three churches

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Our newsletter also contains
the dates, times and venues of our
various groups' regular meetings

Archdiocese of Brisbane
Our parish is part of the
Archdiocese of Brisbane


Year of Grace

Catholic Leader

Institute of Faith Education

 

Welcome .......

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.


Community News


A short video of our Dedication Mass at Stella Maris Church, Broadbeach

 

A TRULY “WHOLE OF PARISH” CELEBRATION
New churchFebruary 27 will go down in the history of the Parish as truly the moment we all came together to celebrate as ONE. The dedication of our new Stella Maris church will not be repeated but what it did was bring people from right across the Parish and united them for a common purpose. After all, the funding of the church came from everywhere. Over 800 parishioners and visitors through their individual generosity indicated powerfully that they wanted a new church and were proud of the initiative.

New ChurchAs Parish Priest, I am proud of you because you enabled our vision to see the light of day. The new Stella Maris Church strengthens our Catholic presence in the community and enables us to stand tall not in triumphal way but in a way that cements our place within the community. It would have been far too easy to simply just walk away and let our old church fall into disrepair or even to have sold the property and closed up shop. What a disaster that would have been! No we took the risk and we were rewarded for our efforts. The task was enormous but totally satisfying now that we have a result overwhelmingly backed by so many of you. Thankyou.

New church

The following were indispensable throughout the planning and building phase: All of our parish staff especially Sue Thomas, our pastoral associate and Sonya Slater our parish manager, finance board members in particular Peter Morgan and Rob Fearnley, parish pastoral councillors past and present, John Wheeler of Stokes Wheeler and their key supervisors,
Peter Goodhew and Adam Clarke, the architects and interior designers, Patrick McGuinness, and Lee and Sandra Dunne, the fundraising team especially our patron Gary Baildon, the hospitality team particularly on the night of Dedication under the direction of Narelle Eichorn, the wonderful music and Choir led so capably by Christeen Harth, all of the donors large and small, and so many other people of goodwill along the way. A warm and heartfelt thank you to anyone who wished us well. I am hoping to announce when the parish Masses will begin in the new church very soon.
God’s abundant blessings, Fr Tim

CHRISM MASS
Archbishop Mark Coleridge invites you to the Annual Chrism Mass to be held in the Cathedral of St Stephen on Thursday 26th March 2015 commencing at 7.30pm. This is a celebration for the entire Archdiocese and all are welcome.

VenireYouth MinistryYOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
Do you want to meet other people around your age? Do you want to learn a little more about this guy named Jesus? Come along to Venire, every Thursday from 6:30pm—8:30pm at the Hospitality Centre; where high schoolers and young adults from all around the Gold Coast come to make friends, and discover more about their faith! At Venire you'll engage in different games, activities, talks, discussion and prayer experiences. We hope to see on Thursday! Dinner is on us! www.facebook.com/Venireyouth or for further info call the Parish Office on 5572 5433.

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