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Important Dates

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

28th January
Arts & Crafts 1st meeting for 2015


29th January
Bold & Beautiful Friendship Group
11am Church Door Cafe


3rd February
Anointing Mass 11am
Sacred Heart Church
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CWL Meeting


7th February
Safeguarding Children &
Vulnerable Adults
workshop
9am - 12 noon
Parish Hospitality Centre


8th February
World Marriage Day Mass
St Benedict's Mudgeeraba 11am
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International Day of Prayer
against Human Trafficking


27th February
Mass of Dedication of the new
Stella Maris Church 6pm


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

Fr Timothy Harris PP
and the Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish
Invites
Parishioners & Visitors
To
A Mass of Dedication
of the new
Stella Maris Catholic Church
268 Hedges Avenue, Broadbeach
by
His Grace Archbishop Mark Coleridge BA DSS
Archbishop of Brisbane
on
Friday 27th February 2015
Commencing at 6.00pm
Followed by Canapés and Celebratory Drinks

RSVP: Thursday 12th February 2015
Phone: 5572 5433 Parish Office
Email: surfers@bne.catholic.net

SACRED HEART BRIDGE CLUB
Sacred Heart Bridge Club offers a new 2015 Beginners course. For more information and to enroll for lessons Telephone: Cheryl 5538 8821. It’s easy to learn; you don’t need a Partner!! Make new friends!

GREAT SECOND-HAND READS!
Have you seen the “donation for a book deal” at the back of Sacred Heart Church?? This popular library fund-raiser is now better than ever! The Library Team thanks Shona for sorting the books into easy-to-find categories. This makes choosing so easy! Make a selection and drop your money donation into the Library, Parish office or Religious Goods shop. Thank you everyone!

ANOINTING MASS 2015
The first Anointing Mass for 2015 will be held at 11am on Tuesday 3rd February in Sacred Heart Church, 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters. There will be no 9am Mass on that day. All parishioners and visitors are welcome. Stay afterwards for a light lunch in the Parish Hospitality Centre put on by the members of the CWL. If transport is required, please phone Doug and Lois Wood 5630 8293 or 0419 724 181. If we usually pick you up but you’re not coming this month, please let us know also. CWL MEMBERS are reminded that their monthly meeting will be held after the lunch. Please also bring a plate to share at the lunch.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has announced that the first International Day of Prayer against Human Trafficking will take place on 8th February which is the feast of St Josephine Bakhita. Pope Francis joined other faith Leaders at the end of 2014 to sign a Joint Declaration on Modern Slavery. Your parishioners can find out more about the Declaration and sign it too by going to:www.globalfreedomnetwork.org/

DATE CLAIMER
For all parish group leaders, group members and volunteers working in the Archdiocese. Compulsory workshops are being offered in South Coast Deanery introducing the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy. For details of the policy, see www.bne.catholic.net.au/safeguard . Workshop for Surfers Paradise Parish 9am – 12md Saturday 7th February Parish Hospitality Centre. All Parish group leaders and members of groups who come into contact with and work with children and vulnerable adults are asked to attend this workshop.

LENTEN PROGRAM
Archbishop Mark Coleridge is encouraging as many people as possible to take the opportunity during Lent to prepare for Easter by reflecting on God’s loving mercy. The Lenten Program Rich in Mercy has gospel reflections written by Archbishop Mark. Please leave your name and contact number with the number of books you require. Parish Office 5572 5433 or email pastoral.surfers@bne.catholic.net.au. Lenten groups will commence meeting the week beginning 16th February.

VenireYouth MinistryYOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
Venire is a group for young people, in high school and over to enjoy a night of fun and laughter, make friends, and be able to grow in their faith through talks, activities, discussion and prayer. Venire is on every Thursday night. We hope to see you! Like us on Facebook to keep up with our events at: https://www.facebook.com/Venireyouth or for further info call the Parish Office on 5572 5433..

Check out the latest newsletter for all the news!

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