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.
You are invited to attend our Art Exhibition at Robina Art Gallery (Opposite the Library) which will be officially opened on Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 10.30am by Councillor Bob La Castra, ably supported by Fr Tim Harris, Parish Priest of Surfers Paradise.
Entry is free and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP your attendance at the Opening by phoning the Parish Office on 5572 5433 during office hours, before 3rd June. The Exhibition will continue daily from 9am till Sunday 21st June. All Welcome.
ALL NIGHT ADORATION
Due to Confirmations taking place in Sacred Heart Church on the 1st Friday of the Month of June, Adoration will not commence until 9.30pm. All night adoration for the Blessed Sacrament this 1st Friday at Sacred Heart Church from 9.30pm 5th June to 7am Saturday 6th June. All welcome. For further information please call Helen 0421 935 678.
‘Come-See-Taste’ the spirituality of the Carmelites, an 800 year old Catholic religious family from Mt Carmel in the Holy Land. It thrives today in Australia and the world with communities of men and women who have become Lay Carmelites. Invitations are extended to all to attend the first meeting on the Gold Coast at the Hospitality Centre, Sacred Heart Church, Clear Island Waters on Sunday June 7th from 10.00am. For more about the Lay Carmelites please contact: Norm Harding, National Formator, Lay Carmelites Of Australia and Timor Leste: 0421 125 575:email@example.com
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
Every Thursday night, high schooler's and young adults from all around the Gold Coast come to Venire to grow in their faith and be surrounded by other young people who are on the same journey. Venire Youth provides an opportunity for young people to find their identity in Christ, make friends, and have fun through games, activities, talks, discussion and prayer. If you've never been before, I want to take this moment to invite you! What's there to lose, when there's free food and 25 instant new friends? This week we are beginning a new series called, '7 Pillars to Freedom'. We hope to see you this Thursday, from 6:30 at the Parish Hospitality Centre.
Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do these holidays? Are you in high school or University? Want to make some new friends? We've got you covered! The Venire Youth Leaders are holding our very first retreat! From the 29th of June - 1st of July, we are heading up to the beautiful Mt. Tambourine and staying at Cedar Creek Lodges for only $60. This retreat is all about YOU! We are going to let go of the labels that we put on ourselves or other people put on us, and just allow ourselves to be authentically who we are. Discover your identity and feel empowered to live the life Jesus is calling you to live. If you'd like to know more, contact Steph Santos on 0411 669 876 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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