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Meet The Team


Claire Forbes -  I’m currently finishing up my microbiology degree at the University of Queensland, having recently finished two years of full-time high school and university chaplaincy. In my free time I make coffee and bagels for the hungry citizens of Red Hill, compete with my sister for who can get more steps in a day, and play guitar in worship of the Lord. The first time I walked into this parish, I was greeted like long-lost family and made to feel welcome, and a part of something bigger than myself - that wasn’t something I could walk away from! I am passionate about creating spaces for people to feel loved and welcomed, where they can grapple with big issues and discover what it means to be in relationship with God.

Justin Bouchard – I am a Canadian born man from Edmonton, Alberta coming from a history filled with youth ministry. Just recently finished 3 year stretch with an organisation called NET Ministries, and now I am currently living in Australia and enjoying whatever God may throw at me. At the moment, only working part time with Holy Family Youth. But I couldn’t be happier to be serving with this parish and all the incredible, and loving people here at Holy Family . I love to draw, play sport, and always be a helping hand to someone when they need it.

If you ever have a question or an enquiry about Holy Family Youth, or have an idea please contact us:

Claire: 0415 825 275 

Justin: 0434 626 174 

or email us at

 yc.indooroopilly@bne.catholic.net.au

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Young Adults

Food for ThoughtFood for Thought – Our Young adult stream. Being so close to the University, there is a large population of young adults present at Holy Family. We create this time after the 8:30am mass where students and working adults to grow more in their faith, build lasting relationships with each other.
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High School

Youth Group – Our High schooler stream. There are High-school aged students here at Holy Family and we seek to encourage them to step out in their faith and also give them the sense that they aren’t alone in this world.
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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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Holy Family Indooroopilly 

 

Christmas Events and Mass Times

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Ann Paxton-Hall

Ann Paxton-Hall

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Easter 2017 

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From Father Nev

4-11-18 – Marriage Encounter 

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed a bit of variety in priests and a bishop at last weekend’s masses. My weekend in Varrowville, NSW was an amazing and transformative experience. I was a participant on a Marriage Encounter Deeper Weekend. If you haven’t been on a weekend and you want to inject something new into your marriage, I highly recommend you attend next years in early August 2019. Check out www.wwme.org.au for more information. You’re probably wondering why is Fr Nev attending this weekend if he’s a priest? Well as I have discovered the sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders are different but there are close similarities. In marriage, the two spouses are called and are committed to loving each other. In the vocation of Priesthood, my spouse is the people of God. That’s a lot of spouses!! LOL. I don’t think I was ever taught this at seminary!! It makes senses though!! Pope Francis has been reminding us priests, “to be shepherds with the smell of the sheep”. I need to deepen my relationship and become more intimate with you the people. Theologically we were taught that priests represent Christ and our spouse is Christ. So what a revelation!! In marriage, life inevitably becomes more complicated, children come along, work, school, family and Church commitments are a constant juggling act for parents. Within all of this spouses need to communicate effectively what is happening and in particular their feelings towards their beloved or any given situations. Making effective use of time together is vital for married couples to not simply survive but thrive in their vocation to selflessly love and honour the other. The Marriage Encounter weekend teaches couples to become more vulnerable with each. A weekend will help couples to learn how to dialogue with each other by identifying, listening and empathising with one’s and your spouse’s feelings in a deeper way. I was amazed at the transformation in couples and their genuine desire to initiate a new spark in their marriage. As for the 4 priests, it was a significant experience in our priestly ministry. We learnt to be more aware of behaviours and fears that could be influencing our relationship with our parishioners. I was able to articulate my fear of failure as an ongoing issue that I need to revisit in my priestly ministry. So let’s pray for married couples and our priests who are trying their best. We are also getting a seminarian to visit us over Advent. His name is Michael Tran and he will be with us from the 17th Nov to 16th Dec. Have a blessed week.

Fr Nev

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Anti-Abortion Petition

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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

Register Now | Upcoming Lectures

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Giovanni & Amanda’s Wedding, May 5, 2018

By Dr. Peter Vardy

 

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