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Parish Events  |  Wed - July 8, 2020 7:17 am  |  Article Hits:8786     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:8838     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:8036     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
Parish Events  |  Sat - June 20, 2020 9:19 am  |  Article Hits:5362     A+ | a-
Some families in the Parish are preparing their children to celebrate their First Eucharist in coming months. Many burdens are placed on families in this time when restrictions on gathering and movement are in place.

Perhaps it is a good time to think about the simple things we can do together. Could I suggest that one thing would be to introduce or reintroduce a simple grace before meals. That is a great way for parents to witness their faith to children that does not take much time but helps focus their attention to spritual things.

The traditional and well tried grace before meals is as follows:
Bless us, O Lord, and these Your gifts, which we are about to receive by Your goodness, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

There are many prayers that could be used. And as many families do invite those at table to add their own prayer however simple to the feast. And especially a prayer for those who are hungry or in need in our community.

And to end a meal we could use the blessing that we use so often at Mass: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all for ever. Amen.
Fr Graham

Parish Events  |  Sat - June 13, 2020 10:14 am  |  Article Hits:4426     A+ | a-
Daily Mass
Daily Mass
Parish Events  |  Fri - June 12, 2020 10:20 am  |  Article Hits:3770     A+ | a-

A note from Archbishop Mark

The Black Lives Matter movement has struck a chord around the world - certainly here in Australia where racism has a different form than in the United States, but is no less real. We have failed to realise the blessings possible if we were to achieve true reconciliation between black and white Australia. Until we realise those blessings there will always be a dark violence lurking at the heart of our culture.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge discusses with Cynthia Rowan (Reconciliation Action Plan Officer) a range of topics, including our plans to deliver a comprehensive Reconciliation Action Plan and Black Lives Matter in an interview posted on YouTube.