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Parish Events  |  Sun - August 2, 2020 10:52 am  |  Article Hits:6636     A+ | a-


To help Families enter into the time of preparation for Confirmation we will offer this video or you may download teh Powerpoint document for you to view with your child. Confirmation for children will be celebrated on Saturday, 12th September at 3.00pm.

There will be links each week to the file on the left of this page.

Thank you to St Joseph's School for producing these resources.
Fr Graham


 
Parish Events  |  Tue - July 28, 2020 11:25 am  |  Article Hits:4753     A+ | a-
Vine and Branches
Vine and Branches
For all those preparing for the Sacraments of Iniation, adults and children, it has been a messy time. We have had to change our timetable and modify our methods of preparation. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit does not need a timetable. The Holy Spirit supports us and works with our weakness.

After a long wait the adults who would have been received into the Church at Easter are now being welcomed this Saturday evening at the 6.00pm Mass. So it will be a kind of mini Easter Vigil.

So too, the children's First Communion has been delayed. Their preparation will have a formal beginning Thursday 6th August with a session in the Church for parents and children. They have had to do much of their preparation already at home. We pray that families have navigated the process well. The children will make their First Eucharist over three weekends to spread numbers attending with the Covid-19 restrictions.

This Thursday evening, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin with the parent session in the Church. For Confirmation we are able to follow our usual process. So after group meetings Confirmation will be celebrated on Satruday 12th September at 3.00pm. Rev Peter Brannley, Dean of the North Coast, will be celebrant.

This Sunday morning we welcome Bishop Ken Howell to the 8.00am Mass. He will preside at Mass and Institution of Adrian Eldrige to the Office of Lector. This is a first liturgical celebration on his journey to the Permanent Diaconate.
Fr Graham
Parish Events  |  Thu - July 9, 2020 3:54 pm  |  Article Hits:8601     A+ | a-
Floor sanded and coated
Floor sanded and coated
The Church has been closed all week for the work on the floor. The pews will be replace on Saturday from 9.00am.
Parish Events  |  Wed - July 8, 2020 7:17 am  |  Article Hits:8048     A+ | a-
All the pews have been removed on Sunday 5th July
All the pews have been removed on Sunday 5th July
Many hands made light work last Sunday to remove the pews. All this week the Church has been closed so that the floor can be sanded and recoated to last another generation. Thanks to all for your generosity.
Fr Graham
Parish Events  |  Fri - June 26, 2020 3:06 pm  |  Article Hits:8070     A+ | a-
St Josephs Church Nambour
St Josephs Church Nambour
From the 10th July we are able to have about 68 people attend Mass at St Joseph' Church.
That would be a lot of phone calls from those wanting to book their attendance with two Masses each Weekend. Mass times will be 6.00pm Saturday evening and 8.00am Sunday Morning.

So now we are pleased to be able to provide an online booking service.
Just click on the following link and enter your details and the Mass you wish to attend:
Book your attendance at Mass

You are still able to register your attendance by phone or email.

From the 10th July it will no longer be necessary to pre-book your attendance at weekday Masses. Just enter your name and details on the blank sheet at the door as you arrive.
Fr Graham Gatehouse
Parish Events  |  Thu - June 25, 2020 11:23 am  |  Article Hits:7291     A+ | a-
This year has been a very difficult one for our communities.  Unfortunately due to the combination of extremely low returns on investments and the impact of the corona virus we are not in a position to offer the Fr Francis Heffernan Bursary for 2020.  The timing of the restrictions on activities has meant that some young people were not given the same opportunities as others to demonstrate their achievements.  So in the interest of fairness to all, the decision was taken to declare 2020 a “Fallow Year” for the Bursary.

Thank you for you continued support of young achievers in our region.  We hope to be in contact with you next year to announce our next round of this encouragement award.

Fr Graham Gatehouse