Holy Family Indooroopilly

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Father Neville Yun,  Parish Priest

Father Neville Yun is the Parish Priest of Holy Family Catholic Church, Indooroopilly. He was educated at Our Lady of Rosary, Kenmore, Nudgee Junior College, Indooroopilly and St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace then studied a Bachelor of Information Technology at Griffith University. Father Yun then spent the next eight years working in the IT industry before swapping technology for social services in 2000. He entered Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo in 2009 and has since completed a Bachelor of Theology. Father Yun served pastoral placements at Noosa, Upper Coomera, Albany Creek and Redcliffe and spent 2012 in a pastoral internship year at Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish, Springfield. He was ordained to the diaconate in July 2013 and served in the Cathedral.  His priestly ordination was in Nov 2013.  He was appointed as an Associate Pastor to Ipswich for 15 months and in 2015 was appointed to the Southport Parish for 8 months. Email

Father Philip Alesin

I’m Father Philip Alesin, a Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, Nigeria. Born on 9 January 1977, my journey to the priesthood started at St John of the Cross Spiritual Year Seminary in Nigeria in January 1997. In continuation of my formation, I proceeded to the Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul, Ibadan, Nigeria (an affiliate of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Pontifical Urban University, Italy) in October, where I completed bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology in 2001 and 2005 respectively. I was raised to the Order of Deacons in December 2004 and ordained a Priest on 13 August 2005. After working in my diocese for nine years, I was offered a place of study at the University of Glasgow, Scotland to do an MSc in Global Security on a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship jointly sponsored by the University and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) from September 2014 to September 2015. Upon completing my program, I went back home to continue my priestly ministry until last April, when I began my PhD studies at The University of Queensland’s School of Political Science and International Studies, thanks to a generous UQ international scholarship. I am grateful to Archbishop Mark Coleridge and the Vicar General, Monsignor Peter Meneely, for giving me the opportunity to stay at Holy Family Catholic Parish, Indooroopilly, as Priest in Residence, so that I may continue serving God’s people as a priest of the Catholic Church during my doctoral studies at UQ. I’m equally appreciative of the warm welcome I’ve received from the Parish Priest, Father Neville Yun. May God reward your labour of love. Amen. Father Philip Alesin


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Parish Pastoral Council

Ann Paxton-Hall

Joan Ebzery

Rita Papadimos

Andrew Gormley

John Robertson

Theresa Scott

Colin Apelt

Kate Lister

Trevor Lambkin

Georges Lefevre

Patrick Okimaru

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From Father Nev

17-9-17 – Gifted and called to be faithful

Thanks everyone for your contributions towards the Annual Catholic Campaign. This week we say goodbye to another long-time parishioner John Jeffcoat. His funeral mass will be held at 10am, Mon,18th September @ Holy Family Church.

This week I watched a movie called Gifted. It looks at the issues of raising a child with exceptional natural gifts. An uncle is looking after his talented niece and wrestles with the idea of giving her a “normal upbringing” versus a regimental lifestyle of academic study. A normal upbringing in essence meant socialising with kids of her age, doing fun stuff and having an enjoyable childhood. With the support of an estranged grandmother the courts are unfortunately drawn in and the uncle has to cut a deal with the prosecution. The options were to send her niece to a school for gifted kids full-time or put her in foster care as well attending the school. The uncle felt the pressure of the courts and the eventually decided that the foster-care option was best for his niece. A fortuitous set of events leads the uncle to discover that the foster parents have made plans with the niece’s grandmother to continue to her education with private tutors without his knowledge. I won’t ruin the ending but I was taken by how complex parenting can be, perhaps even even more so with a gifted child.

Most parents would agree that raising a child can cause a plethora of feelings from: joy, disappointment, inspiration, frustration and pride. We also know that there is no rule-book on how to be a good parent. Parents do the best they can, with the knowledge that they have and impart these to their children through their actions, their words and allowing their children to make their own mistakes and through reflection be able to change one’s behaviour.

This week’s Gospel looks at knowing who God is, learning from him and living this out in our lives. Just as God loves us, we must show to our children what tough love is. Sometimes going without and having less ends up being the “more” in our lives. Another key message from the readings today is that God demands we build our house on a solid foundation. It has to be robust in order to weather the great storms that our lives will inevitably endure. Are we raising children and young people to deal with adversity? Are we teaching them to celebrate their failures as equally as they experiences great wins? We must also remember to pray to God to discern all our actions and remain unshakeable in our faith.

Blessings Fr Nev

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YOUTH SURVEY ON THE 2018 SYNOD!

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“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

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Brisbane Archdiocese Video Series – The Mass

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By Dr. Peter VardyTHE REFORMATION TODAY: AN ECUMENICAL PERSPECTIVE 

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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