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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Easter 2017 

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From Father Nev

10-12-17 – In searching for the more we enter the fuzzy zone.

This second week of Advent we continue to receive the more who is Jesus Christ. How do we allow Jesus to grow in us? We have to first be open to the Holy Spirit. Without the Spirit, we are just acting out of our own will. The Spirit can do so much more, if we simply surrender to the power. As we well know Mary chose to succumb to the Spirit and to the angel Gabriel’s command. She never resisted the Spirit but faithfully and humbly worked with God’s presence.

Your encounter with the Spirit may be like a tiny shoot starting to bud. Don’t be afraid because God wants so much for you to be filled continually with his power. He certainly does not want us to be empty, disconnected and sad. Secondly we must respond to the Spirit. If you start to feel a warmth or a voice speaking within your depths don’t push it away, thank God that you can feel his presence. A lot of the time when we try to communicate with God it sometimes feels like our prayers are falling on deaf ears. That may seem so, but we must learn to trust that he is indeed watching over us with unwavering love.

Just as when a ship leaves port, there is great comfort knowing that land is still in sight. There is hope that adventure is out there beyond the horizon. Equally there is the potential for danger and peril. Once we lose sight of land and all we can see is the endless horizon, we can no longer be confident of what the future holds. We are now entering the fuzzy zone of Advent. This is where we have nothing to hang onto except our faith in God. This zone is where most Catholics turn back. They are not prepared to allow God to take the reins and fill our sails with his Spirit. We tend to go back to our life of mediocrity rather than launch ourselves into the unknown.

Using the pregnancy analogy, there is not a lot of choices when a woman is pregnant. Although during the whole process there is no guarantee that a healthy baby will be born. As most parents know, so many checks are done on how the baby is going over the 9 months. We too must be mindful and reflective on how Jesus is developing in us. Even the delivery itself can be fraught with complications. Even though we celebrate Christmas soon, it may not mean that the Jesus in you will be born! It may happen in a month, six months or later. Just know and trust that God is here with us always, Emmanuel.

Blessings Fr Nev

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YOUTH SURVEY ON THE 2018 SYNOD!

" WIN DR DRE SOLO 2.00 ON-EAR HEADPHONES "

“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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