Location: 37 Ward Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068
Office Hours: Mon 9am - 12pm | Wed 9am - 3pm | Fri - 9am to 12pm
Contact Numbers: Telephone: (07) 33717466 | Fax: (07) 38702541
- Wednesday: Adoration - 5:10pm | Benediction - 5:50pm | Holy Mass - 6:00pm
- Friday: 8:10 am Rosary | Holy Mass - 8:30am
- Saturday: 5:30 pm - Holy Mass
- Sunday: 8:30 am & 6 pm - Holy Mass
Please remember in your prayers
Bryan Beirne, Paul Beirne, Ivan Rego, Norma Forgiarini, Emile Smets.
Recently Deceased: Michael Patrick Saunders
Eileen Williamson, John Davies, Sr Loyola Fraser, Flora Moroney, Margaret Tardent, Margaret Gormley, Annette Atwood, Sandra Jordan, Alice Gibbings, Mrs Phoebe Todd, Garth Gray, Josephine Pringle, Hab Ottaway, Mrs Concetta Gabric, Mary Catherine Mahony, Mrs McGaw, Bob Anderson, Bill Graham, Let Carney, Peter Spierings, Sandra Jordan, Pat Keefe, Mary Redhead, Joseph Carmody, Mary Josephine Scanlan, trevor John Mantiet, Phoeb Todd.
Vera Bradshaw, Eileen Keating, Doreen Treffene, Leon McDermid-Rice, Jim Colling, Win Apelt, Paul Valenti, Joyce Leahy, Fay Betts, Myles Wotley, Cecil Chardon, Gloria Clark, Andre Gregorious De Jong, Juan Arturo "Arthur"Esposo, Damien John Ledwich, Maria Rego.
Parish Pastoral Council: Fr Nev Yun (Administrator), Deacon Russ Nelson, Georges LeFevre (Chair), Clare Dyer (Deputy-Chair), Margie McKay-Lowndes (Secretary), Kevin Smith, Terence Chan, Martin Kelly, Christina Martin, Trevor Lambkin, Stephen Dyer
Members of the Finance Council:Justin Byrne, Jennifer Muller, Damien O’Brien, Ashanti Uluwita.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: we have a new coordinator, Melody, who is organising the roster until the end of the year.
Care and Concern If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound, and would like a visit or Holy Communion brought to them at home, please contact any one of the following to make suitable arrangements:
The Parish Office Ph: 3371 7446 | Kevin Smith Ph: 0416 007 713 | Terence Chan Ph: 0423 553 432
Children’s Liturgy: Every Sunday during the 8:30am Mass. (Except School Holidays)
Letter from Parish Finance Council
At a recent combined meeting of the building committee and finance committee, chaired by Father Nev, it was agreed that we needed to be as open as possible with parishioners around church building upkeep and maintenance and, more broadly, the finances of the parish. Like any organisation, the parish needs to maintain a healthy surplus each year so as to ensure we can continue to support our parish priest in the work that he co-ordinates and the upkeep of the fabric of the church itself.
Both committees, together with the parish council, are firmly of the view that we have a clear direction and are wanting to do all we can to see plans through.
So, with that in mind, a brief overview of parish finances for the last 2 years, including the forecast for the current year to 31 December 2019, can be summarised as follows:
YE 31.12.17 (’000)
YE 31.12.18 (’000)
These results show that the parish is making a modest surplus but it also indicates that, for a parish of our size, we need to do more to increase that surplus. One of the strategies being investigated now is a structured plan giving program. More on that in coming weeks.
On the matter of upkeep of the church building itself, we do have some challenges given the nature and age of the building.
The building committee has identified a number of maintenance projects that will be necessary over coming years. A 5-year capital expenditure budget for these works is being prepared now.
The plan is that maintenance items will be carried out over time on a priority basis and initial expenditure will be offset by cash reserves currently held by the parish of something in the order of 150K. Obviously though current reserves, together with the anticipated annual surplus over coming years, will be insufficient to cover all the capital expenditure costs and allow for our usual and planned parish expendi-ture. Some form of fundraising and/or borrowing will be required. Again, the finance committee is working on suggestions in that regard and we will keep you as informed as we can.
The important point that we are wanting you to know though is that both the building and finance committees, together with parish council, are confident in both the financial and spiritual strength of the parish and, with Father Nev's enthusiasm and guidance, assure you that current challenges can be managed.
Parish Finance Council