Holy Family Indooroopilly


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  • Pregnancy Crisis - Info Night PCI is a charity that provides impoverished pregnant women with emer-gency housing, material and
    emotional support. If you’d like to volunteer or learn more about us come to:

    • Date: Wednesday 18th April 2018
      Time: at 7pm
      Venue: 14 Ferndale Street, Annerley
      RSVP: COB Friday 13th April 2018
      Ph. 1300 777 777 or
      Email: pci777@bigpond.com
  • Holy Family Parish Pastoral Council Vacancies

    Some vacancies on the Parish Pastoral Council have arisen, as a number of members retire at the end of their tenure. If this interests you and you’d like more information to help make up your mind, please complete a Nomination Form: blank forms and a box for completed forms are available at the back of the Church. Alternatively you could send an email with your contact details to the Parish Office (indooroopilly@bne.catholic.net.au). As nominations close soon, please complete the form as soon as you can – this weekend if possible.

  • Bishop Ken Howell: Visiting the Parish on the 16th, 17th & 18th of March 2018. Any assistance in the celebrations of his visit will be much appreciated. Please contact George by email saiple52@tpg.com.au
  • Women in leadership as a gift for the world .We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light. Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179We are offering a two and a half day workshop for women at the Benedictine Abbey, Jamberoo.
    • DATE: April 13-15, 2018
      VENUE: Benedictine Abbey 695 Mountain Road, Jamberoo
      TIME: Arrive afternoon of Thursday 12 April, leaving after lunch on the Sunday
      COST: Cost of program is $200. Accommodation fees de-pend upon type of room selected.
      BOOKINGS: 0242360533
      Email: cottageretreats@jamberooabbey.org.au
  • Children’s Liturgy: Every Sunday during the 8:30am Mass. (Except School Holidays)
  • Adoration: Every Wednesday 5:30 to 6pm followed by  Mass from 6pm - 6:45pm
  • "Parishioner Contact Information

    Holy Family Parish would like to be able to keep in touch with you. Do we have your contact information to do this? The forms for providing this information are near the en-trance to the church. We invite you to complete a form and place it in the letter box at the parish office. Alternatively you can reply by the website – Click ‘Resources ‘ then ‘Forms and Downloads’ and open ‘Update Your Information’ – this is the form where you can enter your contact information.



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Christmas Events and Mass Times


Ann Paxton-Hall

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Easter 2017 

          ( No Mass on Easter Sunday Evening) 


From Father Nev

18-3-18 – A United Kingdom

This week I’ll be attending the Clergy Convocation. I’m speculating this year that after the heaviness of the Royal Commission we’ll be looking at ways we can avoid a similar situation through better accountability practices. Other conversations will probably include Proclaim 2018 here in Brisbane and also the latest updates around the Plenary Council in 2020.
This week I was watching a movie called A United Kingdom. The story centres around the incredible love between a white English woman Ruth and a black Botswanan man (Seretse Khama) studying in London. Seretse just happens to be the king incumbent to Bechuanaland. It’s a powerful story of their love to fight against the geo-politics in Africa and England in the mid-20th century. Ruth struggles with the cultural shock of becoming a white Queen to an African tribe. She must fight against the prejudice of the being white and being judged as a colonialist. There is also the poison of apartheid emerging in South Africa sweeping across neighbouring countries. Seretse becomes physically separated from his wife and must trust others in order to protect his wife and the future of his country. He must be clever in dealing with the British government’s unjust agenda. He is also faced with confronting his uncle to find a peaceful solution to be endorsed as the rightful heir to lead their nation. I found this story equally confronting and inspiring. I was challenged by the complex situations they were part of but lifted up by their powerful resolve to persevere and act with conviction rather than shrink in fear. Ruth is eventually accepted by the Botswanan people and she learns how to fight for her husband. Seretse learns to lead and serve his people from abroad in a position of humility. Eventually their love brings them back together, ushering in a new and radical direction for Botswana.
This film makes me think about the covenantal love between God and Israel referred to in Jeremiah. It demonstrates that whether we’re married, single, a priest or a religious, when we follow God we become a team that is unstoppable. Deep within Ruth and Seretse, Go d had written on their hearts what they would show the world. I was speaking to a lovely couple and I reminded them that they minister the sacrament of love to each other each day and maybe just as importantly they show everyone the stability and dynamism of marriage. As Christ learnt to obey his Father so too may we develop the grace to surrender more and more to his sovereign rule. Help us Lord to die to our past, our weakness and our self and rise to live for you.
Blessings Fr Nev





“Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment”.

This is a remarkable opportunity for the voices of young people to be heard by the Church. To read the media press release on the survey, head to https://www.catholic.org.au/youthsurvey.  The survey will remain open until 11:59pm on Sunday 2 July. For link to the survey, Click Here

You will be in with a chance to win Dr Dre headphones!


Brisbane Archdiocese Video Series – The Mass



2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Many historians consider the Reformation one of those epoch changing events in the history of the Western world. But what does it mean for people in Australia 500 years later? Was the Reformation just a series of pointless disputes which have little relevance to the church today? Or is the church today the living legacy of the Reformation, and if so, what does this mean for us? Join us as we ask these questions together.

Dr. Chris Hanlon — The Reformation a Catholic perspective, 8 August 7:30pm Holy Family Catholic Church, Indooroopilly

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