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Catholic Church Plans National Response to Bushfire Crisis
Statement From Conference President Archbishop Mark Coleridge Archbishop Coleridge


Australia is facing an unprecedented calamity as fire engulfs the land in many places. We have all seen the apocalyptic images, even if we are not in the areas most affected. Lives have been lost, homes and towns have been destroyed, smoke has shrouded large swathes of our country. And there is no end in sight to the horror which confronts us with our powerlessness before the devastating force of nature.
The efforts of firefighters have been heroic. The resilience of the communities affected has been extraordinary. This has been Australia at its best, and we all stand with those who have been most stricken and with those who are putting their lives on the line to fight the fires. But we need more than words. Expressions of solidarity are important, but they are not enough. The bishops are aware of the huge amount being done around the nation, led by governments and first responders. Many local faith communities, including Catholic parishes and organisations, as well as ecumenical and inter-religious coalitions, are also making a big contribution. While the bishops typically respond to challenges at a parish or diocesan level, the scale of this crisis requires a national response from the whole Church to complement and coordinate what is happening locally.

From the Bishops Conference, that national response includes:
  • The facilitation of a national network connecting people affected by the bushfires with people who can help with tasks such as preparing meals, clearing properties, rebuilding communities, as well as pastoral and counselling support.
  • The distribution of special prayers and other resources for use in parishes, families and other Catholic communities.
  • Collaboration with key national agencies like Catholic Health Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia, the National Catholic Education Commission and the St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) to ensure as effective a response as possible from the wider Catholic community.
  • Cooperating with Catholic Religious Australia and religious institutes and their ministries.
  • Parishes across the country taking up a special collection at Masses on the Australia Day weekend, with all funds to be donated to Vinnies’ bushfire appeal.
Vinnies is responding in all affected states and territories. Its network of local conferences and support services has seen them rapidly respond throughout the nation as the fire crisis has spread. As well as donations at Masses on Australia Day weekend, people are encouraged to support the immediate response and the ongoing work of Vinnies in your state or throughout bushfire-affected communities by donating here. Donate to Vinnies Bushfire Appeal
Liturgies  |  Fri - December 13, 2019 8:45 am  |  Article Hits:1487     A+ | a-
A shoot springs from the root of Jesse
A shoot springs from the root of Jesse
Christmas Day falls on a Wednesday this year. The times for Masses  are as follows:
  • 24th December, Tuesday Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm. At St Josephs Church.
    • There will be carol singing before this 6.00pm Mass.
  • 24th December, Christmas Night Mass 11.00pm at St Joseph's Church.
    • The Mass for Christmas Night will be preceded by Carols by Candlelight at 10.30pm at St Joseph's Church.
  • 25th December, Wednesday, Christmas Morning Mass 8.00 am. at St Joseph's.
  • 25th December, Christmas Day Mass 10.00pm at St John Bosco Church, Kenilworth.
There will also be a 2nd Rite of Reconciliation on Wednesday, 18th December, at 7.00pm.
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Hope Springs
Hope Springs



Christmas Mass Times:
6.00pm Christmas Eve at St Josephs Church Nambour

11.00pm Christmas Eve at St Josephs Church Nambour
This Mass will be preceded by Carols by Candlelight beginning at 10.30pm.

8.00am Christmas Morning Mass at St Josephs Church Nambour

10.00am Christmas Day Mass at St John Bosco Church Kenilworth.
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Centenary Concert Poster
Centenary Concert Poster
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Assembly
Assembly

The Australian Plenary Council is a journey over several years by the Australian Church. Much listening and discernment has taken place. In the Brisbane Archdiocese it has reached the stage for an Assembly to move the project forward. You may find information on this link: Brisbane Assembly Information.
Anyone may register for the Assembly which is being held at St Laurences College in Brisbane on the 4th and 5th October. You may register on this link: Register for the Assembly.

Parish Events  |  Sat - August 31, 2019 8:55 am  |  Article Hits:4291     A+ | a-
Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Sunday, 18th August, saw a well attended Mass to mark the Centenary of the foundation of the Parish. Several priests from the area attened as well as two Good Samaritan Sisters Eugennie and Veronica.
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Next Sunday, the 18th August, at 4.00pm the Archbishop, Mark Coleridge will be with us to celebrate Mass to commemorate the 100 years since St Joseph's was founded as a Parish. Before that the area of what is now the Sunshine Coast was part of the Mission of Caboolture Parish.
The Mass will be followed by a simple supper.
Because is such a special occasion this Mass will be the only on on that day. There will be no 7.00am or 9.00am Masses.
However, there will be the usual Saturday evening Mass at 6.00pm on the 17th August.
 
Parish Events  |  Sun - August 11, 2019 4:11 pm  |  Article Hits:4879     A+ | a-
This weekend, the 11th August 36 children began their group meetings to prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
On the 14th September at 3.00pm the Bishop will be here to preside at the celebration.
Please pray for the children and their families.
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