Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Catholic Ladies High Tea last Saturday

A great day was had by all at the Catholic Ladies High Tea last Saturday, at The Church Hospitality Centre in Clear Island Waters.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Three Minute Homily

Surfers Church weekday masses resume

St Vincent’s Church in Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
has re-commenced weekday Mass from Friday 18th October at 7am and Monday 21st October at 7am. 

From this date forward the 
7am Monday
7am Friday Masses will be back on at St Vincent’s Church in Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Rest in Peace: Mr Barry John Harth

On behalf of the parish of Surfers Paradise, we offer heartfelt prayers and sympathies for the repose of the soul of Mr Barry John Harth who passed away suddenly on Wednesday the 18th September 2019. Barry is the beloved husband of our parish Music Coordinator, Christeen Harth. 

Please keep in your prayers and thoughts Christeen and her daughter Danelle (with husband Jake), and all the family at this time of sorrow.

Funeral plans are shaping up to be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday the 27th September at 11am. This is not confirmed yet, so please consult official funeral notices online and in the local papers in coming days.


The Parish Team.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

A message from the Archbishop


In recent days we’ve all been shocked by news of the fires that continue to rage in our region at a time unusual for this part of the world. The fires are obviously linked to the drought conditions which have been such a problem for so long. Given the likely continuation of the drought, the fires could be a general threat for quite some time.

First, we extend our sympathy and offer our solidarity to all who have lost homes and possessions in the fires. We are also close to them in prayer, asking God to quench the fires, to send rain upon the earth and to bring new life from the destruction. No doubt prayers are being offered in your communities, and I can only urge you to continue praying in the power of faith. There should be at least petitions in the Intercessions at each Sunday Mass. In the near future, there will also be a National Day of Prayer in the face of the drought and all it has brought in its wake. Stay tuned for details on that. The time will also come when we will have to provide financial and material support to those struck by drought and fire.

We all know that such things are part of the ecology of Australia and have been for thousands of years. But what is happening here is another sign of the facts we are seeking to identify and interpret in this Season of Creation, when we are exploring more deeply the Spirit-inspired teaching of Pope Francis in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si on caring for our common home. Not all of our community have been struck personally by drought and fire, but what is happening concerns us all.
I leave you with the Collects given in the Roman Missal for times of drought and fire:

O God, Lord of creation,
by whose power the whole earth came to be,
look upon our parched land, we pray,
and bestow upon it abundant rain,
that pastures, fields and paddocks
may by your goodness thrive once more.
Through Christ our Lord.

Hear our prayers, O God, for the efforts
to quench the fires that rage in our land;
And, sustaining our spirits,
Keep us from all harm
And give success to the work of our hands.
Through Christ our Lord.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Archbishop of Brisbane 11 September 2019

Monday, 9 September 2019

Prayers for all affected by the Bushfires

We are keeping everyone in our prayers who are fighting the bushfires over south east QUEENSLAND and Northern NEW SOUTH WALES.  The situation in the hinterland areas of the coast are very serious and there have been many evacuations. we pray that people stay safe and don’t risk their lives. May a change in the weather help conditions.  We thank the Lord for the generosity and support of so many people in the community who will drop everything to assist others in need.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation -- Laudato Si’ video

Catholic Earthcare Australia celebrates World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by releasing Laudato Si’ video.

Catholic Earthcare Australia is celebrating the very first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1 by releasing a short video entitled Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.
The video features three prominent Catholic leaders – Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (Apostolic Nuncio to Australia), Bishop Michael Kennedy (Bishop of Armidale and Chair of Catholic Earthcare Australia) and Jacqui Rémond (Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia). It offers a uniquely Australian perspective on Pope Francis’ new Encyclical Laudato si’, and a direct call to action for the Australian Catholic community.
The message in Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action resonates strongly on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis would like this day to be a time for individuals and communities to “reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” This video highlights the urgent nature of his appeal, particularly here in Australia.
Catholic Earthcare Australia hopes that this video will act as a catalyst for reflection and action. Jacqui Rémond, Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia, is urging communities, schools and parishes to watch the video together, to reflect on its message and then dialogue about what actions can be taken at an individual, family, community and national level to care for Planet Earth, our common home.