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Parish Events  |  Sat - October 24, 2020 8:50 am  |  Article Hits:423     A+ | a-
The Archbishop, Mark Coleridge, has appointed Fr Odinaka Nwadike as Parish Priest of St Joseph's Parish, Nambour with effect from 4 January 2021 for a term of six years. Fr Odinaka has been Associate Pastor at St Stephens Cathedral for the past three years or so. Although from Nigeria, he was ordained for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. We pray that his transition to being Parish Priest will be a smooth one for him and the community. Over the next couple of months I will be working with him so he finds a welcome amongst us.
Fr Graham Gatehouse PP.



 
Parish Events  |  Thu - October 1, 2020 2:18 pm  |  Article Hits:3744     A+ | a-
Parish Events  |  Sat - September 19, 2020 11:00 am  |  Article Hits:5496     A+ | a-
"Yes, the heavens are as high above earth
as my ways are above your ways,
my thoughts above your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:9).
Liturgies  |  Sat - September 12, 2020 8:54 am  |  Article Hits:6881     A+ | a-
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The rain has eased and Confirmation day is here. This Saturday, 12th September, in two separate liturgies, children will receive the Sacrament of the Holy Spirit. Congratulation to all of them and their families. Many people in the Parish and School have supported them over the past month or so. Thanks to them. We welcome Very Rev Fr Peter Brannelly who has been delegated by the Archbishop to preside at these liturgies.
May the children continue to awaken to the gifts of the Spirit who gives us life and an abundance of joy.
Fr Graham Gatehouse.
Parish Events  |  Sun - August 23, 2020 12:41 pm  |  Article Hits:9990     A+ | a-


And so we come to the last week of our preparation for Confirmation. Many thanks to Lauren Cumming for producing these four videos to help us.

We look forward the Celebration on the 12ths September.
As you know we now have two sessions for Confirmation: The first is at 1.30pm and the second is at 3.00pm. Very Rev Peter Brannely will preside at both liturgies.

Thank you to our facilitators who gathered people together. Thanks to the families who did the preparation at home.
The pandemic has changed a lot of the things we do. But you have all done you bit. God bless.
Fr Graham Gatehouse


 
Parish Events  |  Sat - August 22, 2020 1:30 pm  |  Article Hits:10150     A+ | a-
 The Queensland Government introduced new restrictions this morning in response to 6 new coronavirus cases linked to the recent case at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.  
In response to recent positive COVID-19 cases, a range of measures have been put in place across greater Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounds effective immediately. The Chief Medical Officer has expressed confidence in organisations with COVID Safe plans and at this stage parishes following the Industry Plan for Places of Worship can continue to hold acts of worship with no additional operating restrictions.
As the health and safety of parishioners, employees and volunteers remains our highest priority, the Archdiocese of Brisbane will take a conservative approach and require all non-essential parish gatherings to follow the government’s new restrictions for public gatherings.

What's changed for parishes in these areas?

The information applies to parishes in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs): Parish restrictions:
  • Masses and acts of worship are not affected and will continue under current the current COVID Plan for Places of Worship.
  • Weddings and Funerals remain at 100 people.
  • Non-essential gatherings (such as Alpha, youth groups, social activities, etc) are restricted to a maximum of 10 people.
Other general restrictions: What’s changed for parishes that are not located in those areas above?
Parish restrictions:
  • Masses and acts of worship are not affected and will continue under current the current COVID Plan for Places of Worship.
  • Weddings and Funerals remain at 100 people.
  • Non-essential gatherings (such as Alpha, youth groups, social activities, etc) are restricted to a maximum of 30 people.
Other general restrictions:
  • You have a maximum of 30 visitors to your home. The visitors can be from different households.
  • You can have a public gathering with a maximum of 30 people including yourself, or with members of your household.
 I ask you to please remain vigilant and continue the good work you’re doing to protect parishioners, employees and volunteers.  
 Blessings on your Sunday celebrations.
+Ken Howell