Document 54189

Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish
three churches
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A
23rd / 24th August 2014
Sacred Heart
50 Fairway Drive,
Clear Island Waters
St Vincent’s
40 Hamilton Avenue,
Surfers Paradise
Stella Maris
268 Hedges Avenue,
Very Reverend
Fr Tim Harris
Parish Priest & Dean
of South Coast Deanery
Fr Christopher Obi
Associate Pastor
Sue Thomas
Pastoral Associate
Sr Mary Hansen PBVM
Pastoral Assistant
Sonya Slater
Parish Manager
Marylou Ayres
Parish Secretary
Angela Williams
Atrium Coordinator
Shannon Morrison
Baptism Coordinator
Rita Foxlee
State School R.E.
Eliza Kerklaan
Youth Ministry Coordinator
St Vincent’s School
Clear Island Waters
Phone: 5572 1746
P. Kerry Rowlands
St Kevin’s School
Phone: 5539 4522
P. Sue Curtis
St Michael’s College
Phone: 5530 2722
P. Michael Laidler
Dear Parishioners,
Our extraordinary new Pope, Francis, continues to inspire us
with his common sense and wisdom. I publish here his ten
secrets to a happy life which from my point of view offer us a
refreshing and live-giving vision. May God continue to give
pope Francis the insight to lead the church in these difficult and
challenging times. With insights like these we are in good
1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a
similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”
2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others,
he said, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric.
And stagnant water becomes putrid.”
3. “Proceed calmly” in life. The Pope, who used to teach high school literature, used an
image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist – gaucho
Don Segundo Sombra – looks back on how he lived his life.
4. A healthy sense of leisure. The Pope said ‘consumerism has brought us anxiety, and
told parents to set aside time to play with their children and turn off the TV when they sit
down to eat.
5. Sundays should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because “Sunday is for
family,” he said.
6. Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people. “We need to be creative
with young people. If they have no opportunities they will get into drugs” and be more
vulnerable to suicide, he said.
7. Respect and take care of nature. Environmental degradation “is one of the biggest
challenges we have,” he said. “I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: “Isn’t
humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?”
8. Stop being negative. “Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That
means, “I feel so low that instead of picking myself up I have to cut others down,” the
Pope said. “Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.
9. Don’t proselytise; respect others beliefs. “We can inspire others through witness so that
one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism,
which paralyses: “I am talking with you in order to persuade you,” No. Each person
dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not
proselytising,” the Pope said.
10. Work for peace. “We are living in a time of many wars,” he said, and “the call for peace
must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never
quiet, peace is always proactive and dynamic.”
God’s abundant blessings,
Fr Tim Harris
Readings: Isaiah 2:19-23; Romans 11: 33-36; Matthew 16:13-20
Feasts: Wednesday 27th St Monica; Thursday 28th St Augustine, bishop, doctor;
Friday 29th The Passion of St John the Baptist, martyr.
Readings next week: 22 Ordinary Time Yr A: Jeremiah 2-:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27
Gospel reflection: “Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?” - Romans 11:35
St. Paul reminds us of a central fact of stewardship. We cannot give the Lord anything, because God already owns it all.
God made everything. All that we can do is return a portion of God’s many gifts back to God. Sincere gratitude for our
gifts opens our hearts to joyful generosity!
In 2005 members of the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist investigated a proposal that the Sign of Peace might be better
placed elsewhere in the Mass because having it just before Communion causes problems if not conducted appropriately.
After nine years of study and consultation, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has issued a circular
letter stating that the great majority of bishops conferences around the world preferred the present place and form for
the Sign of Peace and so there would be no change to current practice.
The exchange of peace has been part of the Roman liturgy since earliest times. Originally it occurred before the
Presentation of Gifts in response to Jesus' exhortation in Matthew 5:23-24: "If you bring your gift to the altar, and there
recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your
brother, and then come and offer your gift."
In the late fourth century the Sign of Peace moved to its present location immediately after the Our Father. This position
links it with the last petition of the Lord’s Prayer that we be forgiven “as we forgive those who trespass against us” and
with the reception of Eucharist which follows.
In the Middle Ages the gesture came to be limited to the clergy alone and was eventually replaced by the priest’s kissing
of the altar.
The 1969 Missal of Paul VI issued after the Second Vatican Council restored the Sign of Peace to the Mass. This was in
line with the renewed emphasis on the communal aspect of liturgical worship, and also embodied the reminder from the
Council that Christ is present in the assembly. Elizabeth Harrington, Education Officer, Liturgy Brisbane.
All liturgical ministers at Sacred Heart, St Vincent’s and Stella Maris Churches: Workshops Saturday 6th September:
 Coordinators and Sacristans 9am – 10am
 Extraordinary Communion Ministers 10am – 11am
 11am – 11.30am morning tea
 Readers 11.30am – 12.30pm
All new and continuing ministers are invited and encouraged to attend.
Music Ministry: A Deanery Workshop facilitated by Liturgy Brisbane will be held Saturday 13th September 9.30am –
3.30pm, Mary Immaculate Church, Edmund Rice Drive, Ashmore. All musicians, cantors, singers and choir members are
invited and encouraged to attend. As this is a paid workshop, it’s essential for you to RSVP to the Parish Office, so names
and numbers with payment can be sent to Liturgy Brisbane. The Parish will pay for your attendance. Please RSVP to the
Parish Office by Monday 8th September. Peace and grace in the coming week. Sue Thomas. Pastoral Associate.
Chief among the keepers and shapers of Franciscan tradition is Clare of Assisi.
Born into the noble and wealthy family of Favarone Di Offreducio, the newborn was named
CHIARA, signifying “light” or “to illuminate”. As a beautiful young woman, inspired by the life
and preaching of Francis, Clare defying the traditions and culture of her noble class, fled from
her family home to embrace the poverty and humility of Francis, in total surrender to
Christ. She, too, determined to live the Gospel life She continues to inspire to this day. If you
wish to know more of her fascinating story be our guest at our next Fraternity Meeting, Wednesday August 27th,
12.30 to 3.30pm, Infant Saviour Meeting Room, Park Road, Burleigh Heads. All welcome. Sr. Clara Condon
Taize Brisbane 8 February 2015 - Young Adult Pilgrimage
You are invited to a pilgrimage with workshops at The Cathedral of St Stephen
Chapel and the Francis Rush Centre followed by evening prayer in the Cathedral.
We welcome the new families who will commence preparation in the Atrium for the Baptism of their
children. Sessions will be held for six weeks in Term 4 and will be for one hour, once a week.
Please keep these children, who are experiencing our faith for the first time, in your prayers. To
enrol your child for Baptism preparation in the Atrium or your three year old child for Catechesis,
please phone Angela Williams at the Parish Office on 5572 5433 for more information.
Stella Maris Church Update
Hi everyone,
Veniré, a group for High Schoolers, meets
every Thursday 6.30pm-8.30pm in the Hospitality Centre.
Come along and meet other young people from
across the coast. Dinner is provided and it’s FREE.
Ignite Conference 25th-28th September
Eliza Kerklaan – Parish Youth Co-Ordinator.
Mobile 0432 333 549 or [email protected]
Each week Michelle Coyle one of our wonderful volunteers and
committed parishioners goes to the site to take photos which she
then sends me. These photos tell the story. The foundations
(shown in this picture) are an important part of the building.
(Just as foundation is an important part of our faith). There has
been incredible faith shown in this project. Each week
inspirational things are happening within our parish. This
building has brought many together. With the tilt panels to be
poured in the coming weeks things are moving along steadily.
Thank you to all for your ongoing support and prayer to the
parish fundraising project. Sonya Slater. Parish Manager.
Ministers of Communion to the Nursing Homes
We need to ask, once again, for assistance with taking
Communion to our residents in Hillview House Nursing
Home at Carrara. We especially need someone to assist on
the 2nd Friday of each month at 10.30am. All training and
support is given. Please contact the Parish Office 55725433.
The Art Show will open with a Cocktail Party in Casey Hall
on Friday 17th October from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All
proceeds will go to Rosies, Caritas
and the Buy-a-Brick Campaign.
Please purchase tickets, $15 each,
before 17th Sept (for catering
purposes.) The Show continues
over the weekend of Saturday 18th
October from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to
4.30pm. Entry is $5 per family. Please support this
wonderful Parish initiative. Tickets are available from 9th
August at all Parish Masses in both Churches. For further
information please contact the Parish Office on 5572 5433.
Church Door Café
At Sacred Heart Church
Come and try our
Breakfast and New Lunch
Open Monday to Friday
7.30am – 3.30pm
“Where parishioners, schools, parents and locals can come
together united in the love of Christ.”
Worldwide Marriage Encounter:
A weekend away for married couples in peaceful, picturesque
surroundings – away from the distractions of everyday
living. This is a unique opportunity to recharge your relationship
batteries, refocus on each other and fall in love all over
again! Weekend date: 31 Oct – 2 Nov 2014 Venue: Santa
Book Club members are reminded that Book Teresa Spirituality Centre, Ormiston QLD For bookings/details
Club has been transferred this month to contact: Tamara and Scott Menteith, ph (07) 4634 3559
[email protected] Info website:
Tuesday 26 August.
THE ROSARY: The statue of Our Lady will be at the home
Bold and the Beautiful Friendship Group will
of Pauline Shamoun of Clear Island Waters for week be lunching at Lola’s Restaurant on Thursday
commencing Monday 25th August. We need more homes 28 August at 12 noon. Lola’s is on the
in the Parish. Can you open up your home for Our Lady roundabout of Old Burleigh Road & Armrick St
for one week? Please phone Maxine & Pat Sela on 5539 Broadbeach. Phone Leona on 5538 7070.
9539 and offer your home. If you are unable to collect the
statue we can deliver the statue to you.
Fantastic musical display at Sacred Heart
Church by our very own Jacqui &
Jacob. They will entertain you with a large repertoire of
songs followed by a delicious afternoon tea.
All proceeds raised go towards the Stella Maris Project.
WHEN: Sunday 14th September, WHERE: Sacred Heart
Church, Clear Island Waters TIME: 2.30pm - 4.30pm.
Tickets sold outside church doors after each mass.
Come to the Celebration of the
Birthday of Our Lady at Marian
Valley on the 6th of September. A
Bus will be leaving Sacred Heart
Church at 8.15am. For bookings
please call Viviane on 0755359623.
5.15pm ST
11am 1 Tuesday
No 9am Mass that day)
Saturday evening 6pm AND Sunday 7am, 9am & 6pm
Saturday evening 6pm AND Sunday 8am & 10am
For more Parish groups, please refer to our Parish Directory
which is available from the Vestry or Parish Office.
Filipino: 1st Sunday 1.00pm Sacred Heart
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office 5572 5433.
Fr Marc Singson 0431 042 603
Benediction: 1st Friday 7.30am St Vincent’s
Hispanic: 1st & 3rd Sundays 5-7pm St Vincent’s
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Sunday 9am Sacred Heart (school term)
Fr Ignacio Gutierrez 0481 118 521
Email: [email protected]
Christian Meditation: Tuesday 10am (Youth Room) Shirley Daly
Tuesday 6pm Sue Thomas (Contact Parish Office)
Maronite Rite: Saturday 7.15pm Sacred Heart
Ph: 3394 4994 St Maroun’s Church
CFC Australia: 1 Sunday. For information ph. Butch & Mini 0424 583 168/9
Exposition: Monday & Friday 6am St Vincent’s
Polish: Sunday 11.30am Sacred Heart
Fr Bernard Bednarz 5504 6297
Tuesday 9.30am Sacred Heart
Thursday 9.45am St Vincent’s
Art & Craft: Wednesday 9am Hospitality Centre
Friday 7pm Sacred Heart (1st Friday all night 7pm-7am Sat)
Book Club: 4 Tues 12noon. For August only we will
Marriages: Please contact Parish Office 5572 5433. 6 mths notice required.
meet on 4 Tuesday. Parish Hospitality Centre
Rosary: Sunday 7.30am St Vincent’s;
Bridge: Mon 12.30pm. Hospitality Centre
Monday and Friday St Vincent’s 6.30am
C W L: Meeting 12.30pm. 1 Tues. Hospitality Ctr
Tuesday and Friday 8.25am Sacred Heart (Before Mass)
Friendship Day 3 Thurs 10am-2pm
Wed 9.30am Sacred Heart
Youth Choir: Eliza Kerklaan Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Prayer Group: 1st Tuesday 9.30am Youth Room
Playgroup: Wednesdays 9.30am Casey Hall
Scripture Discussion: Tuesday 11am (Youth Room) Shirley Daly
Yoga: Tues 10.45am $10/session. Hospitality Centre
Spiritual Direction: Bernadette Kavanagh-Stewart 5520 7242
Zumba Gold: Friday 9.15am Casey Hall. Beginners/
St Joseph’s Prayer Group: 1st Wednesday 9.30am Sacred Heart
Intermediate level. Susana Pozzi 0421 607 397
Playgroup: Iovanah Archer 0420595404
Youth Led Mass: 4th Sunday 6pm Sacred Heart
RECENTLY DECEASED: Betty McGuiness, John McCarthy, Carmen Farrugia, RSM Srs. Julia Chambers, Monica
Lockhart, Patrice Nally, Paul Eveston, Rom Mizgalski, Josephine Sanders, Jack Howell, Merlyn Monzolin, Joan Degan,
Angelo De Celis, Luigi Carniel.
ANNIVERSARIES: George & Gloria McLeod, Ron Neilsen, Lorenzo Zaccria,Theodora Sklavos, Sebastian Augello, Albert
(Alby) Dunn, Anne Porritt, Eutiquio Monzolin, Deceased relatives of Gordon & Bland Family, Christopher Rice, Narda Hallam.
THOSE WHO ARE SICK: (Please let us know when your loved one can be taken off the list) Ron Perry, Mitchell Edwards,
Patrick Cannard, Paul Kiely, Rose Crane, Mary Carniel, Baby Charlie Francis, Fr Ray Wells (Hobart), Leiha Carlson, Pat Lazaro,
Kaylene Swan (Launceston), (Baby) George Thomas Cook, John Hunter, Lesley Cruse, Peter Verhaze, Tony Tongue, Margaret
Webber, Jan Jensen, Ricardo Pereira, Warren Potter, Victoria Dawson, Mary Mullahy, Joe Farrell, Sheryl Abrahams, Rita
Rogers, Susan Richmond, Ronnie Burke, Norm Mullins, Eleanor B Nascimento, Dolly Roberts, Joan Wienand, Valda
Martin, Shirley Heath, Mary Coy, Mary Fraser, Natty Massina, Danny Osmund, Marlise England, Stephen Zannett, Jacqui
Caughey, Baby Eva Cassidy Abad, G Nicholas, Bruno Andreetta, Julieta Alvero, Margie Savage, Joanne Burge, Shirley
Day, Leo Domingo, Bernie Wall, Sr Christine Hesel, Rome Torti, Rosalia Roque, Mary McCarthy, Michael Kearney, Josephine
Maybury, Monica Clifford, Tommy Harris, Clare Martin, Reg Spillane, Gerrard Theron, Mary Kerr, William Sheehan, Kate
Needham, Margaret Guillesser, Barbara & Mike Farrell, Justin King, Anna Wheeler, Emma Winks, Una Parkinson, Nathan
Clarke, Pat Burton, Gus Reeves.
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We thank most sincerely all Parishioners who contribute to the Planned Giving Program. Your ongoing
commitment and contribution assists the responsible budgeting for the operating expenses of the Parish
(wages, rates, electricity, building maintenance, etc) as well as pastoral planning for Parish growth (faith
education, sacramental preparation, resources, etc). To obtain Planned Giving envelopes, please complete this
form and place on the Collection Plate, or contact the Parish Office on 5572 5433. Planned Giving
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