Welcomers

welcomers

Welcoming at Holy Family Parish, Indooroopilly

I was a stranger and you welcomed me...
May the door of this church be wide enough to receive all who hunger for love, all who are lonely for fellowship.
May it welcome all who have cares to unburden,thanks to express, hopes to nurture.
May the doors of this church be narrow enough to shut out pettiness and pride, envy and enmity.
May this sanctuary welcome all who seek serenity, renewal, and truth; may it be, for all of us,the gateway to a richer and more meaningful life.

In his letter to the Romans, St Paul tells us to welcome one another as Christ welcomes us. In our parish we are challenging ourselves to find ways to continue to be a welcoming people.

While welcoming is the task of all of us, WELCOMERS undertake the specific task of ensuring that everybody, who comes to celebrate Mass in our community, feels welcome. They are the first demonstration of our welcoming community for parishioners, visitors, newcomers and strangers. This welcome sets the tone for the Celebration of the Eucharist as a community gathered together.

If you would like to be a WELCOMER at any of our Masses, please contact the Parish office or Father Or speak to one of the Welcomers. Parish Office is located beneath the Church

Opening Hours: Mon and Fri 9.00am - 12 noon, Wed 9.00am - 3p.m.
Phone: 07 3371 7446
Fax: 3870 2541
Email: indooroopilly@bne.catholic.net.au

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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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

5-4-20 – Palm Sunday

Hi everyone,

From the beginning of Lent and in the month where COVID-19 has changed the world we arrive at the start of Holy Week. We recall Jesus entering the city where he is lauded as King, Son of David. Many at the time believed the Messiah would save them Roman occupation. There were those too who wanted to crucify Jesus as his claims of being the Son of God were blasphemous. We too are living in uncertain times. Business as usual does not help our situation. We are living in a moment of time of incredible change, change that has been imposed. People are having to work from home, families and friends are forced to spend more time together and maintain social distancing. What a complete irony!! People are losing jobs, worrying about rent, studies and mortgages. People are anxious about remaining productive, meeting deadlines and accomplishing goals Equally people have more time. There is time to sit still and be rather than be caught in that trap of needing to be busy. We have time to spend in prayer and reflect on. There is an opportunity to ask ourselves what truly satisfies me? What is important to me? Were the things I was pursuing pre Corona helping me to grow and making me happy? Am I at peace in my Spirit with where my life is or am I realising that I’ve been on a treadmill. God is using COVID-19 to put the brakes on and encourage us to accept the change. He’s gracing us with the chance of stopping and resetting our priorities. He’s gently asking how would YOU like to respond. Deep in each of us where God resides we know what God is calling us to do. God wants all of us to be happy and he is opening that door to make some intentional and positive changes to our lives. What routines bring me life? Which ones bring me death and pain? This weekend lookout for a video reflection and I’ll be attempting to live stream Mass at 8:30am Sunday. We still don’t know who’s is comping to replace me yet. Blessings Fr Nev +++ Spiritual Communion – “I wish, my Lord, to receive You with the purity, humility and devotion with which Your most holy Mother received you, with the spirit and fervour of the saints.” +++ Pope Francis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXTCW-WaIs4&feature=youtu.be – Urbi et Orbi Blessing +++ Bishop Robert Barron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_VJhBBqE5Y&t=65s – Coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tM3iDohF5o – Coronavirus, Catastrophe and Contingency +++ Jeff Cavins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32RC4ZqYcrU&t=65s +++ Fr Mike Schmitz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sgbQJsS8uE – The role of hope in Holy Week. +++ Free Virtual Catholic Conference in USA. As we are all in lockdown mode, you may be wondering what to do with your time, you may wish to register for this free conference. Unfortunately, I received this info. a bit late as the conference is from 3 – 5 April (USA time). However, you can still register and listen to some of the speakers which may be well known to you, e.g. Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jason Evert, Jeff Cavins, etc. by clicking on the link below. https://www.virtualcatholicconference.com +++ Check out The World Community of Christian Meditation http://www.wccm.org/ 

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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