Holy Family Indooroopilly

Welcomers

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Welcoming at Holy Family Parish, Indooroopilly

I was a stranger and you welcomed me...
May the door of this church be wide enough to receive all who hunger for love, all who are lonely for fellowship.
May it welcome all who have cares to unburden,thanks to express, hopes to nurture.
May the doors of this church be narrow enough to shut out pettiness and pride, envy and enmity.
May this sanctuary welcome all who seek serenity, renewal, and truth; may it be, for all of us,the gateway to a richer and more meaningful life.

In his letter to the Romans, St Paul tells us to welcome one another as Christ welcomes us. In our parish we are challenging ourselves to find ways to continue to be a welcoming people.

While welcoming is the task of all of us, WELCOMERS undertake the specific task of ensuring that everybody, who comes to celebrate Mass in our community, feels welcome. They are the first demonstration of our welcoming community for parishioners, visitors, newcomers and strangers. This welcome sets the tone for the Celebration of the Eucharist as a community gathered together.

If you would like to be a WELCOMER at any of our Masses, please contact the Parish office or Father Or speak to one of the Welcomers. Parish Office is located beneath the Church

Opening Hours: Mon and Fri 9.00am - 12 noon, Wed 9.00am - 3p.m.
Phone: 07 3371 7446
Fax: 3870 2541
Email: indooroopilly@bne.catholic.net.au

SAFEGUARDING POLICY: Our commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy ministry environment requires that we conduct background referencing for all persons who intend to engage in voluntary ministry having direct and regular involvement with children and vulnerable adults

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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

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

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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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