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.
Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
A TIME TO GIVE THANKS.
“For everything there is a season and a time
For every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
‘A time to arrive and a time to depart’
Now is the time to say THANK YOU.
I say “Thank You” to Fr Tim for the invitation to come and be a part of the life
of the Parish of Surfers Paradise.
Yes, I came for 12 months and now 4 1/2 years later it is time to leave or as
the Galilee song says to ‘Leave my boats behind,’ yes to leave them on
familiar shores and to follow where God is leading.
I thank each one of you, the members of this Parish for your welcome, your support and friendship
over these past years.
I thank the Parish Pastoral Leadership Team and the Parish Staff, for their welcome and the opportunity
to join with them in their leadership of the Parish.
All have enriched my life, with friendship and faith.
As I leave “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all the Blessings I have received and I pray
with deep gratitude that our Loving God will hold you in the Palm of His Hand”.
I ask your prayers and be assured that I will always remember you, giving thanks each day in prayers.
God bless you and thank you. Sr Mary Hansen PBVM
ST VINCENT'S COMMUNITY invites everyone to our annual end of year / pre-Christmas SAUSAGE SIZZLE after the 10am Mass next weekend 29th November.
RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
We welcome our visitors and ask all to respect the Universal Church practice of receiving
the Lord’s Body and Blood. The Body of Christ is received on the hand or the tongue and
the Blood of Christ is received by drinking from the chalice. We kindly ask you to refrain
from dipping the host into the chalice if this is your custom.
Many thanks to all those who supported our Stall so generously last weekend. The Parish will benefit by the $1,100 received. Please be as generous with our Christmas Raffle. The proceeds will again support our Parish.
Tickets will be available at all three churches for the next three weekends and drawn at the 9am Mass on 20th December. Winners will be notified by phone. Enquiries to the Parish Office 5572 5433.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
The group will meet for End of Year Lunch
on Thursday 26th November
2015 at Jupiter's Casino. We
have 16 places reserved so bookings
with Leona on 5538 7070 are
essential. Meeting time is
11.45am near Spinnakers for a
The recent news from Paris has turned all our prayers to peace and how we live now. A special display outside the Library has books like Helder Camara’s “Spiral of Violence”; examine the culture in our modern world with “Violence, Society and the Church”; our interaction with other faiths in “How to Understand the History of Christian Mission” and books about “Hope”, “Forgiveness” and St John Paul 11’s letter on “Human Suffering”. Take time now to reflect with Christ on the way we need to walk.
The year has flown past, and now we find ourselves coming into the jolly Christmas season. Trees have gone up and carols are playing repeatedly in the shops. We prepare ourselves for Christmas through Advent, we wait with hope, faith, joy and peace. Come along to Venire this Thursday and join us as we prepare together this Advent and look at Biblical figures who also waited patiently for The Lord. Venire goes from 6:30-8:30pm, in the Parish Hospitality Centre. Please rsvp by contacting Steph on 0411669876, see our website for more details www.venireyouth.com
WE WELCOME LAUREN AND THE COFFEE CULTURE CAFÉ!
The Parish of Surfers Paradise welcomes Lauren and the Coffee Culture Café to Sacred Heart Church. We also welcome back Kimmy who is ably assisting Lauren in providing coffee, hot chocolates, Frappe’s, delicious sandwiches, cakes and other mouth-watering goodies to the parishioners, Parish Office staff, St Vincent’s School staff and parents and students, and staff of Centacare and surrounding businesses.
We are very happy to have Lauren and Coffee Culture on-board managing our very popular venue and wish them well in all their endeavours.
Fr Tim and Surfers Paradise Parish
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