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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Easter 2017 

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From Father Nev

4-11-18 – Marriage Encounter 

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed a bit of variety in priests and a bishop at last weekend’s masses. My weekend in Varrowville, NSW was an amazing and transformative experience. I was a participant on a Marriage Encounter Deeper Weekend. If you haven’t been on a weekend and you want to inject something new into your marriage, I highly recommend you attend next years in early August 2019. Check out www.wwme.org.au for more information. You’re probably wondering why is Fr Nev attending this weekend if he’s a priest? Well as I have discovered the sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders are different but there are close similarities. In marriage, the two spouses are called and are committed to loving each other. In the vocation of Priesthood, my spouse is the people of God. That’s a lot of spouses!! LOL. I don’t think I was ever taught this at seminary!! It makes senses though!! Pope Francis has been reminding us priests, “to be shepherds with the smell of the sheep”. I need to deepen my relationship and become more intimate with you the people. Theologically we were taught that priests represent Christ and our spouse is Christ. So what a revelation!! In marriage, life inevitably becomes more complicated, children come along, work, school, family and Church commitments are a constant juggling act for parents. Within all of this spouses need to communicate effectively what is happening and in particular their feelings towards their beloved or any given situations. Making effective use of time together is vital for married couples to not simply survive but thrive in their vocation to selflessly love and honour the other. The Marriage Encounter weekend teaches couples to become more vulnerable with each. A weekend will help couples to learn how to dialogue with each other by identifying, listening and empathising with one’s and your spouse’s feelings in a deeper way. I was amazed at the transformation in couples and their genuine desire to initiate a new spark in their marriage. As for the 4 priests, it was a significant experience in our priestly ministry. We learnt to be more aware of behaviours and fears that could be influencing our relationship with our parishioners. I was able to articulate my fear of failure as an ongoing issue that I need to revisit in my priestly ministry. So let’s pray for married couples and our priests who are trying their best. We are also getting a seminarian to visit us over Advent. His name is Michael Tran and he will be with us from the 17th Nov to 16th Dec. Have a blessed week.

Fr Nev

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Anti-Abortion Petition

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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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