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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 

          ( No Mass on Easter Sunday Evening) 

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From Father Nev

12th January – Baptism of our Lord 

Hi everyone, we’re almost finished the Christmas Season and blessings for 2019 to you all. While I was away we celebrated the Feasts of the Holy Family; the Epiphany and this week the Baptism of our Lord. During my break, I stayed at the Port Macquarie parish in the Lismore Diocese. Being a coastal parish, their masses on the weekend were full of parishioners and visiting tourists. The parish priest Fr Paul Gooley (a distant relative of Rev. Deacon Anthony Gooley) was a great host. He has two cats: Regina and Hylton. They both have sections in the newsletter: From the Cat-acombs: Episco-puss Wisdom and From the Cat-echism. LOL!! Hylton unfortunately had to be put down while I was there. May he purr in peace!! Closer to home though, it’s my hope in 2019, to do several things. 1. First facilitate a weekend where we as a parish respond to the Plenary Council 2020. Remember the question we are all asked to reflect on is “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” We need your help to make this a fruitful and parish building exercise. Stay posted on how you can help. 2. Secondly we hope to run two Alphas this year to invite new and un-churched people into our community and build a culture of raising up leaders and servants. They will be scheduled for the 7th March and August 22nd, 2019. They will be run on Thursday nights in the Morgan Howe Rooms under the Church. 3. Thirdly towards the end of the year, music during our masses definitely dropped in standard. This was partly of my own doing by removing the paid cantors and musicians from our Sunday and Saturday night Masses. I did this to remind us that our Eucharist is not a concert where someone is performing for us!! The mass must involve us all as participants and even better we should be lead well in praising and worshiping God. My hope is to invite more of you to help sing and play music to enhance our worship at Mass. If you love to help us with making music at this parish the best it can be please contact myself. 4. Finally we need more volunteers for a whole heap of ministries around the parish!! We need more counters to count the weekend masses (takes 1 hour each month); we need more communion ministers and readers especially at the Sat night and Sunday night; we need more projectionists at each Mass; we need a Local Safeguarding Rep (LSR) to help guide the parish on how to protect our young people and those who are vulnerable from abuse and harm. We congratulate the newly born son of Jim and Saritha Joseph in your prayers (Sunday 8am and Wed mass). He was born one month premature at the RBWH last Saturday, so please keep the whole family in your prayers Blessings Fr Nev

Blessings to you all,

Fr Nev Blessings Fr Nev

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Christmas Message from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

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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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