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Father Neville Yun,  Parish Priest

Father Neville Yun is the Parish Priest of Holy Family Catholic Church, Indooroopilly. He was educated at Our Lady of Rosary, Kenmore, Nudgee Junior College, Indooroopilly and St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace then studied a Bachelor of Information Technology at Griffith University. Father Yun then spent the next eight years working in the IT industry before swapping technology for social services in 2000. He entered Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo in 2009 and has since completed a Bachelor of Theology. Father Yun served pastoral placements at Noosa, Upper Coomera, Albany Creek and Redcliffe and spent 2012 in a pastoral internship year at Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish, Springfield. He was ordained to the diaconate in July 2013 and served in the Cathedral.  His priestly ordination was in Nov 2013.  He was appointed as an Associate Pastor to Ipswich for 15 months and in 2015 was appointed to the Southport Parish for 8 months. Email

Father Philip Alesin

I’m Father Philip Alesin, a Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, Nigeria. Born on 9 January 1977, my journey to the priesthood started at St John of the Cross Spiritual Year Seminary in Nigeria in January 1997. In continuation of my formation, I proceeded to the Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul, Ibadan, Nigeria (an affiliate of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Pontifical Urban University, Italy) in October, where I completed bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology in 2001 and 2005 respectively. I was raised to the Order of Deacons in December 2004 and ordained a Priest on 13 August 2005. After working in my diocese for nine years, I was offered a place of study at the University of Glasgow, Scotland to do an MSc in Global Security on a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship jointly sponsored by the University and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) from September 2014 to September 2015. Upon completing my program, I went back home to continue my priestly ministry until last April, when I began my PhD studies at The University of Queensland’s School of Political Science and International Studies, thanks to a generous UQ international scholarship. I am grateful to Archbishop Mark Coleridge and the Vicar General, Monsignor Peter Meneely, for giving me the opportunity to stay at Holy Family Catholic Parish, Indooroopilly, as Priest in Residence, so that I may continue serving God’s people as a priest of the Catholic Church during my doctoral studies at UQ. I’m equally appreciative of the warm welcome I’ve received from the Parish Priest, Father Neville Yun. May God reward your labour of love. Amen. Father Philip Alesin


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From Father Nev

22-3-19 – Don’t plant a fig tree in the vineyard!!

 Hi everyone, welcome to the Third Week of Lent. The Primary School has had their $1 million plus classroom development approved and construction will commence after the last day of Term 1 which is the 5th of April. Please be aware that if you park on Cecil St or Central Ave to come to Weekday or Weekend Mass you not be able to walk through the school. You will have walk right around to access the Church. Construction is estimated to last the whole length of Term 2. John the Principal will do his best to keep us up to date with any ongoing issues or delays. You may notice school furniture being stored in the Parish Hall, Morgan Howe and other rooms over the next couple of months. So this weekend’s readings are quite interesting. They look straight forward but as my fellow Lenten Program pilgrims can attest there are a number of layers!! We talked about what does repent mean? Some people said it means to be sorry. Others said it was acknowledging that we have done something wrong. Repent means to turn away from sin. This raises the question, if we are not aware that what we are doing is a sin then how can we repent? On Ash Wednesday the priest might have said to you as he was asking your forehead “Repent from sin and believe in the Gospel”. This means not only are we turning from the sin we are conscious of, but we are then compelled to believe and practice living out the Good News. Someone shared that the Greek Word for repent is metanoia. Metanoia implies a deep transformative journey through penitence and spiritual conversion. This week’s Gospel talks about planting a fig tree in the vineyard. If you were a savvy gardener, you would never ever do this. The fig tree’s roots are extensive and run deep. The fig tree would deplete the vineyard of nutrients and the shade it would bring would not be conductive to bear the best grapes. Do we sabotage God’s work through acts of selfishness and pride? Do we do so many things through obligation or habit that we are failing to flourish as Jesus intended? Despite our misguidedness, Jesus persists with our failings and ultimately shows us mercy. If God wanted to he could cut down everyone of us because we can’t possibly live up to his expectations. He did this with the Flood in Genesis but He vowed to never do this again. Jesus then comes amongst us and says be merciful just as my Father is merciful. As we work though the barrenness of our sinfulness know that our Lord is compassion and as strive to be fruitful followers.

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

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