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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

17-11-19 – Euthanasia Week

Hi everyone, this week across the country, the Catholic Church is focussing our attention on the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide. In your newsletter will be three resources pertaining to the topic. This issue has advanced considerably in other countries and still remains controversial. Please take the time to read and reflect on the facts. I encourage you to continue to research and raise the issue with friends and family in conversation. The Church has remained clear on its position: that the upholding of life remains paramount. The dignity of any dying human being can still be achieved without ending life. Life ultimately is started and ended by God. This does not lessen the pain and fear that some medical conditions can cause for the person. The majority of pain can be controlled through well administered palliative care. According to the facts, specialists in this area are inadequate to meet the growing demand of patients. Let’s pray we can educate more people in the ethics and practical concerns facing our society regarding these issues. Whilst I’m away there will be no Wednesday or Friday masses. Wednesday will still have Adoration, no Benediction and there will be Liturgy of the Word with Communion. There will be no mass or liturgy at all on Friday. There will still be Rosary at 8:10am in the Holy Family School sacred space. Thanks to all our helpers and participants at the Plenary Council: Listening and Discernment Gathering on Wednesday night. Thanks Lorraine Wynne from EB for facilitating the discernment process. We had 30 people present. I think there were 13 people from our Parish. Well done everyone for your availability, serving and providing wonderful hospitality. I believe our small group discussions were excellent and will have contributed to this particular section of Humble, Healing and Merciful. In my group, I heard others speak about confusion in the world and the Church. This confusion though can lead us to a place of vulnerability which is hope-filled in God’s Spirit leading us. We are also called to reconciliation. To reconcile ourselves with God and his people with humility and encouraged by His tender mercy. God is waiting for us, waiting for a response that comes from the Spirit and not from haste. There was a sense that we are in a safe place to share. We are called to be creative in engaging the broken, the poor, the young and the elderly. We are called to be a people, a community that lives in action not just in words – mercy, healing and humility. Stay well till I see you next. 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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Giovanni & Amanda’s Wedding, May 5, 2018

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