St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish strives to be a community of the Lord’s disciples in the Nambour, Kenilworth, Palmwoods, Yandina and Bli Bli areas of the Sunshine Coast. Ours is an energetic community which provides varieties of opportunities for ministry within the Church for the building up of the Body of Christ. In this way we hope to equip ourselves and our Church to proclaim the reign of God in our world.
We welcome you to connect with our Parish communities and especially in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at either St Joseph Nambour, St John Bosco Kenilworth or at Palmwoods. We invite you to register on the Parish Census by completing our Parish Census form (via the button below). Should you require additional information that is not covered by this website, please don't hesitate to contact our Parish office.
Peace and blessing upon you and your family, Fr Odinaka Nwadike Parish Priest
SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY The Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday (formerly Child Protection Sunday) on the second Sunday of September, at the conclusion of National Child Protection Week (5-11 September, 2021).
Safeguarding Sunday seeks to acknowledge the immense damage caused by the sexual abuse of children and adults at risk, including by priests, religious and lay people within Catholic contexts. It makes a commitment to practices and protocols that create and maintain safe environments for all people. It invites people to pray for those harmed by abuse directly and indirectly.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL EDUCATION FUND St Vincent de Paul Children’s Education Fund grants are open until 30 September 2021. These grants assist with back to school uniforms / stationery for 2022. Please contact the Conference 5459 5202 or 0407 859 965 to make an appointment.
DAILY BREAD NAMBOUR The Daily Bread is seeking Volunteers for October-December 2021 and beyond… Can you spare 3 hours per month to support this outreach service feeding the homeless and vulnerable in Nambour? Vacancies for volunteers are the first Monday and Wednesday of the month at the Daily Bread, our local soup kitchen. Adults or students welcome to register interest. Please see notice boards in the Parish courtyard for full details and Contact Tracey Langford firstname.lastname@example.org or 0417 071 168 Where: St Luke’s Lutheran Church Hall Sydney St Nambour Time: 4.00 pm - 6.30 pm
COVID SAFE ATTENDANCE AT MASSES (please refer to Parish Bulletin for more detailed information)
FACE MASKS to be worn in our Churches, unless you have a legitimate exemption.
Please continue to ensure physical distancing
All Mass attendees must register their attendance using the ‘Check-in-QLD’ App. Please bring your smartphones to church and have downloaded the ‘Check-in-QLD’ App.
If you have previously pre-registered using the Eventbrite booking system, please continue to do so - as well as checking in using the ‘Check-in QLD’ app.
Please come to Mass early for ease of Registration for all.
DONATIONS, PAYMENTS AND PLANNED GIVING We have a new section of our parish website dedicated to providing information and assistance to anyone wishing to financially support our parish. 100% of any one-off donations or bequests to St Joseph's Catholic Parish are retained by the Parish. Donations can also be made to our local Vinnies Conference who use the funds to assist people in need in the local community. Vinnies Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Click here for more information about Donations, Payments or Planned Giving >>
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY The people of St Joseph's Catholic Parish Nambour acknowledge the Njalbo Clan of the Jinibara people, the Traditional Owners who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years. We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.
St Joseph's Catholic Parish Embracing Nambour, Kenilworth, Palmwoods, Yandina and Bli Bli
Parish Priest: Fr Odinaka Nwadike
Deacon: Rev Tim Shanahan
Hospital Chaplain: To contact a priest for patients in hospital please use the Answering Service on: 3836 3221 and give a short message.