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St Johns Social Justice trip to Vanuatu
Posted by admin - 26/04/14 10:06AM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5

Image Students from St Johns College are planning a trip to help the children of Vanuatu by painting a Catholic Church on Tanna Island and adding to the mural at Mele School, donating a variety of sporting goods, musical instruments, uniforms, etc. To fund this effort there will be a trivia night at St John's College on the 6th June at 6.30pm. Tickets available from the St Johns school office on 54415666. Mr Bruce King is the organiser.

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What the Church Teaches on Asylum and Migration
Posted by admin - 22/04/14 08:18PM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5


The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has a large resource of Catholic teaching on migrants and refugees from Popes and Bishops. Recently the Australian Office issued a phamplet entitled, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35), What the Catholic Church Teachese on Asylum and Migration." I speaks of the centrality of human dignity when considering how refugees are treated:  "The Catholic Church teaches that the demands of human dignity always come before the national interest."

Copies of the pamphlet are available from the Parish Office or can be downloaded on this link: Pamphlet as pdf file.

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Holy Week
Posted by admin - 11/04/14 01:27PM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5

Holy Week Liturgies at St Joseph's 2014

  • Holy Thursday 17th April:
  • Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.00 pm.
  • Good Friday 18th April:
  • Stations of the Cross: 10.00am
  • Celebration of the Lord's Passion: 3.00pm
  • Easter Vigil Mass 19th April:
  • 7.00pm. The Service of Light with lighting and blessing the Easter Fire.
  • Easter Sunday Masses 20th April: 7.00am and 9.00am.
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Fr Patrick Chukwu receives a New Appointment
Posted by admin - 18/03/14 12:17PM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5


Fr Patrick Chukwu has been Chaplain to Nambour General Hospital since September 2012. He also worked at Noosa Parish on weekends. He has now been apponted to Wilston Parish in Brisbane with particular responsibility for the Enoggera community. We all thank Fr Patrick for his dedicated and generous work at the Hospital and offer our prayers for him in his new ministry.


He will be replaced by Fr Jojimon Thomas MCBS (Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament founded in India in 1933) who has been Associate Pastor at Redcliffe Parish. He will have the same duties as Fr Patrick had before him. Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Fr Jojimon.

Both these changes take place from the 29th March.

Fr Graham

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A Call for a National Lament from the Catholic Religious of Australia
Posted by admin - 08/03/14 11:17AM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5


National Lament

"We are a society which has forgotten how to weep"

Pope Francis


Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia.

As you take your next step remember the first people who walked this land.

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Sydney


Our Lament

We lament the lack of compassion for people seeking asylum in Australia

We lament the denial of human dignity and freedom

We lament the indifference

We lament our inability to turn the tide


Our Challenge

"The other" is no longer a brother or sister to be loved, but simply someone who

disturbs my life and my comfort...

In this globalized world, we have fallen into globalized indifference. We have become

used to the suffering of others: it doesn’t affect me; it doesn’t concern me; it’s none of

my business!

Pope Francis, Lampedusa 8.7.2013


Our Prayer
We beg forgiveness for our indifference to so many of our brothers and sisters.
God, we ask your pardon for those who are complacent and closed
amid comforts which have deadened their hearts;
we beg your forgiveness for those who by their decisions on the global level
have created situations that lead to these tragedies.
Forgive us, Lord!
Pope Francis, Lampedusa 8.7.2013

For Reflection
Jesus said, “An evil spirit of this kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting”
Mark 9: 29

Our Response

  •  MakeFriday a day of prayer and penance
  • Write to your local member and to the Minister, Scott Morrison, expressing your lament for people seeking asylum in Australia


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