Holy Family Indooroopilly


Your prayers are requested for

  • The Sick : Evelyn Fortuna (Janina Byrne’s Mum),Emile Smets, Pui San Mak
  • Recently Deceased:Terence Bede Vincent O’Donnell, Patricia Erhardt, Micheal Burke, Richard Charles Denis, Maria Rego, Cecil Chardon, John Muir, Hector Welgampola, Karen Margaret Burch.
  • Anniversaries: Patricia Keefe, Judith Lunn, Jack Healy, Myrvil Healy, Arthur Apelt, Maurice Mutch, John Healy, Sr Philip Flynn, Kathleen O'Leary, Geoffrey Frugneit, Erin Vaun, Erin Vann, Joan Sadlier, John Paul Rego, Olive Apelt, Bill Higgins, Mrs Cecily Margaret Landy, Mr Phil Grehan, Len McGrath, Maureen McGrath, Gertrude Hanrahan, Sr Regis Sullivan, Fr Morgan Howe, Dores Panton, Mary Houston, Marie Skuse, Elaine Baranoff , Joan Mary Sparksman.

Readings:  Gen 3: 9-15, Ps 129. R.v. 7, Cor 4: 13-5:1, Mk 3 :20-35

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.

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


Dear Parishioners, you are all invited to join the Abrahao Family in welcoming their new baby into the catholic faith during a mass that will be held on 11th June at 5:00pm at the Holy Family Church.

Wednesday Liturgies

Dear Parishioners, note that in Fr Nev’s absence and by his instruction, lay-led Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (5:15pm) and Rite of Communion with Celebration of the Word (6pm) will take the place of the usual Benediction and Mass on Wednesday evenings 30th May, 6th June & 13th June.

"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.

Holy Spirit Pilgrimage to “Holy Land & Holy Places in Italy (17 Days)”

Price $5,555 from 3rd-19th Sept, 2018

7 Days “Optional Extension to Egypt & Jordan”.

Spiritual Directors: Fr Emmanuel-tv & Fr Jude CSSp.

Contact for itinerary/info:

fremmanueltv@hotmail.com, 0417999553, (08)93413079, (08)93413131;


jude.agorchukwu@cam.org.au, 0400759391, (03) 97899672.

Sunday Vespers (Evening Prayer)

All are invited and encouraged to gather together as a parish community to offer the ‘evening sacrifice of praise’ every Sunday evening, starting 3rd June.

5:00pm Conversation and Fellowship

5:20pm Lucernarium (Lighting of the Lamps)

5:25-5:45pm Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Often called the ‘prayer of the Church’ the Liturgy of the Hours continues the ancient practice of the Israelites of praying the psalms at dawn and dusk. We will begin our pray-er with the Lucernarium (Lighting of the Lamps) to invoke the light of Christ – the “Sun that never sets”. Evening Prayer itself takes about 15-20 minutes and consists of a sea-sonal hymn, a selection of three psalms & canticles, a short Scripture reading & respon-sory, the Magnificat (Canticle of Mary), intercessory prayers, the Lord’s Prayer, and finally a concluding prayer.

Prayer booklets will be provided and all are encouraged to follow along and join in as best as they are able.

Second Vatican Council, SC, §100. Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts. And the laity, too, are encouraged to recite the divine office, either with the priests, or among themselves, or even individually.



Holy Family Indooroopilly 


Christmas Events and Mass Times


Ann Paxton-Hall

Ann Paxton-Hall


Easter 2017 

          ( No Mass on Easter Sunday Evening) 


From Father Nev

8-7-18 – Heart of Man: Our Brokenness is a bridge. Not a barrier.

On Thursday evening I was invited to a movie promo called the Heart of Man. It was quite a confronting film with plenty of imagery and symbolism for males to deepen their understanding about themselves and God. It was a modern and cinematic retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son. It incorporated several different testimonies illustrating a range of situations where there was significant guilt and shame including sexual abuse, adultery and pornography. In addition the central characters were God, the Prodigal, the temptress and the Devil himself. All this stories are carefully woven together to create a heart rendering roller coaster ride. The film ended with a Q&A with the director, the testifiers and the actors. One amazing quote was ”Your deep shame and guilt are not meant for you to fix, just leave that to God.” As humans we have a habit of taking matters into our own hands and for some of us we are prone to portraying a particular image of ourselves to the world and to others. For some of us, the pain is so immense that we are unaware of God or anyone around us. In the interplay between God and the prodigal it starts well with the young man happily playing his violin in a duet with the Father. As he gets a bit older, he is drawn by his sexuality and allows himself to be seduced by a woman. God continues to play the violin but to no avail. The prodigal is drawn by this other tune or idol. So quickly when we choose to not be in sync with God, can our lives plunge into despair and anarchy. The director uses the image of a cave as a place where the prodigal is enslaved by his own fears. The fear of holding secrets!! Secrets such as being abused by family members, having affair after affair and not knowing why and chasing things are not real. All of these fears are part of our brokenness. This is what we like to hide from those we love and our loving God. Many of us think that God will spurn us and look at us in disgust. This is a lie that is sown into us that we are unworthy. God though every time we screw up or when we are encaged by something looks upon us lovingly. He just wants us to come to him, curl up in his arms and to play the song that is unique to God and yourself. This week ask yourself, are their fears or secrets that I still harbour? Am I ready to use my brokenness as an opportunity to be redeemed by God?

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

Register Now | Upcoming Lectures

Giovanni & Amanda’s Wedding, May 5, 2018

By Dr. Peter Vardy