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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

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Easter 2017 

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From Father Nev

12-1-20 – Praise is what we are made for

Hi everyone, last week I had the opportunity to go to the Immaculata Mission School up in Toowoomba. One talk I heard was around praise. As Catholics we all probably think that sing-ing hymns is praise. It is but it’s a whole lot more than this. Praise is our response towards the nature and character of God. In Exodus 3:14, Moses encounters the burning bush and Yahweh says I am who I am. These words are so profound. God could be described as the sheer act of being. The only way for us to begin to comprehend this is to surrender to the mystery. As hu-mans we have a tendency to control our responses regarding who he is. We can know a lot of facts about God but he wants us to ponder his awesomeness. It’s a bit like when we gaze from a mountaintop at an amazing scene of creation. We are filled with awe over God’s amazing crea-tivity and design. We also feel small in his boundless magnificence. At the same time, we feel special that we are also made in his image and his loving gaze is always upon us. Praise is what we are made for. This is what we’ll be doing in heaven for all eternity. When we praise, it’s the closest we become to God in faith. In 2 Samuel 6:12-14 King David dances naked in front of the Ark o the Covenant. David praises in the messiness of life. When we don’t praise God or judge others who do praise, our spirit becomes arid. Praise is a natural part of being a Christian and a human being. Famous Dutch Jew survivor Corrie ten Boom recalls a story whilst in a concentration camp. She and her sister Betsie were put into the worst barracks with mattresses that were infested with fleas. Even the guards and supervisors avoided these barracks. One day, Betsie was revealed the following scripture – “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” That’s it, Corrie! That’s His answer. “Give thanks in all circumstances!” That’s what we can do. We can start right now to thank God for every single thing about this new barracks!’ They began praising and thanking God for everything until Betsy said let’s pray for the fleas. Corrie could not make herself pray for the fleas. But Betsy reiterated “Give thanks in all circumstances,”‘ ‘It doesn’t say, “in pleasant circumstances.” Fleas are part of this place where God has put us.’ Corrie thought Betsie was wrong but she was in fact right. The fleas were a nuisance, but a blessing after all. The women were able to have Bible studies in the barracks with a great deal of freedom, never bothered by supervisors coming in and harassing them. They finally discovered that it was the fleas that kept those supervisors out. Through those fleas, God protected the women from abuse and harassment. Dozens of desperate women were free to hear the comforting, hope-giving Word of God. Through those fleas, God protected the women from much worse things and made sure they had their deepest, truest needs met. +++ This week I’ll be away in Sydney and there will no Wednesday or Friday masses.

BUSH FIRE APPEAL Parishioners wanting to support our fellow Australians suffering as a result of the Bushfires, may like to do so by donating through the St Vincent de Paul / Channel 9 Bushfire appeal.

https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw

Finally check out The Chosen trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1-FoFj8Jbo

Download the Chosen App – www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJQi6KE91kE

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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