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Archbishop Mark Coleridge Podcast on the Parables
Posted by admin - 02/06/19 02:15PM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5


Why are the parables of Jesus so important and why do they still resonate today? The Parables Podcast is a new fortnightly series featuring Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s insights and reflections on the parables of Jesus. In the first episode, he gives an overview of the parables, what they were and how they were used. You can listen to these podcast by subscribing to our channel “Archdiocese of Brisbane” on your preferred podcast app, or by downloading from the link : Over the coming months the six top parables, as voted for by parishioners on social media, will be covered by the Archbishop. The next podcast episode is due June 5.

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Sri Lankan Bombings Prayer
Posted by admin - 23/04/19 06:47AM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5

At Mass this Wednesday we will pray for the victims of the bombings on Easter Sunday. In solidarity with the wounded and their families and all those whose lives are touched by the tragedy.

Pope Francis said: “I have learned with sadness the news of the grave attacks that, precisely today, the day of Easter, have brought mourning and suffering in some churches and other places of rest in Sri Lanka. I wish to manifest my affectionate closeness to the Christian community there, hit while they were gathered in prayer, and to the victims of such cruel violence. I entrust to the Lord all those who have tragically died, and I pray for the injured who are suffering because of this dramatic event.”

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Holy Week Liturgies in St Josephs Parish
Posted by Secretary - 04/04/19 07:06AM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5

Palm Sunday begins Holy Week;

The Masses for Palm Sunday are the usual Weekend Masses: 6.00pm, 7.00am, 9.00am

Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.00pm at St Joseph's Church.

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross at 10.00am at St Joseph's Church.

Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3.00pm at St Joseph's Church.

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil at 7.00pm beginning with the Service of Light.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday Mass at 8.00am only at St Joseph's Church

Easter Sunday Mass at St John Bosco Church Kenilworth at 10.00am.


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Our Lenten Pilgrimage - A Way of the Cross
Posted by Secretary - 21/03/19 10:21AM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5

You are invited to take part in a physical as well as spiritual act  of penance, an act of reparation for our own sins, the sins of the Church, and the sins of the world. A pilgrimage around town - in Nambour! If you are reasonably fit and healthy join us for a walk to particular place in town in which the crosses people bear are often very visible. It will be a Way of the Cross. As we walk through Nambour, common sights can lead to a creative reflection on Jesus' Way of the Cross. We will walk with stops at places that suggest the 14 locations associated with the Passion of Jesus.

It all happens at 5.00pm on Friday, 29th March. For those not up to walking that distance the ususal Stations of the Cross will continue in the Church.

Fr Graham Gatehouse


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Ash Wednesday - Lent - Easter
Posted by Secretary - 06/03/19 07:17AM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5

Today on Ash Wednesday we begin our Lenten journey to Easter.

Lent is a time when we can make choices. To live simply, peacefully, prayerfully. Or to live grasping always for more things, at war with ourselves and each other, thinking that we do not need God. That is the way of the "world." If we want change in the world, or the Church, it needs to begin with us.

This is the work of repentance. Let us make a choice then to give up something to help us change direction. And let us make a choice to take up something in our prayer, fasting, and works of mercy.

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