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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

8-7-18 – Heart of Man: Our Brokenness is a bridge. Not a barrier.

On Thursday evening I was invited to a movie promo called the Heart of Man. It was quite a confronting film with plenty of imagery and symbolism for males to deepen their understanding about themselves and God. It was a modern and cinematic retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son. It incorporated several different testimonies illustrating a range of situations where there was significant guilt and shame including sexual abuse, adultery and pornography. In addition the central characters were God, the Prodigal, the temptress and the Devil himself. All this stories are carefully woven together to create a heart rendering roller coaster ride. The film ended with a Q&A with the director, the testifiers and the actors. One amazing quote was ”Your deep shame and guilt are not meant for you to fix, just leave that to God.” As humans we have a habit of taking matters into our own hands and for some of us we are prone to portraying a particular image of ourselves to the world and to others. For some of us, the pain is so immense that we are unaware of God or anyone around us. In the interplay between God and the prodigal it starts well with the young man happily playing his violin in a duet with the Father. As he gets a bit older, he is drawn by his sexuality and allows himself to be seduced by a woman. God continues to play the violin but to no avail. The prodigal is drawn by this other tune or idol. So quickly when we choose to not be in sync with God, can our lives plunge into despair and anarchy. The director uses the image of a cave as a place where the prodigal is enslaved by his own fears. The fear of holding secrets!! Secrets such as being abused by family members, having affair after affair and not knowing why and chasing things are not real. All of these fears are part of our brokenness. This is what we like to hide from those we love and our loving God. Many of us think that God will spurn us and look at us in disgust. This is a lie that is sown into us that we are unworthy. God though every time we screw up or when we are encaged by something looks upon us lovingly. He just wants us to come to him, curl up in his arms and to play the song that is unique to God and yourself. This week ask yourself, are their fears or secrets that I still harbour? Am I ready to use my brokenness as an opportunity to be redeemed by God?

Blessings Fr Nev

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YOUTH SURVEY ON THE 2018 SYNOD!

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“Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment”.

This is a remarkable opportunity for the voices of young people to be heard by the Church. To read the media press release on the survey, head to https://www.catholic.org.au/youthsurvey.  The survey will remain open until 11:59pm on Sunday 2 July. For link to the survey, Click Here

You will be in with a chance to win Dr Dre headphones!

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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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