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Father Peter Dillon PARISH PRIEST
Father Paul Kelly PARISH ASSOCIATE PRIEST
Most Reverend Mark Coleridge DD BA DSS Archbishop of Brisbane
Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish
Parish Priest: Fr Peter Dillon
Associate Priest: Fr Paul Kelly
Archbishop: Most Rev Mark Coleridge
Parish Office Address: 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters, QLD, Australia
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Parish Email: [email protected]
Parish Phone Number: (07) 5572 5433
Learn more about our churches
Our parish includes three churches; Stella Maris in Broadbeach, Sacred Heart in Clear Island Waters and St. Vincent’s in Surfers Paradise. The Surfers Paradise Parish is one of the largest Parishes in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Stella Maris Church
Sacred Heart Church
St Vincent's Church
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"Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility"
ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE (AND SURFERS PARADISE CATHOLIC PARISH) SAFEGUARDING POLICY -
“The Church loves all her children like a loving mother, but cares for all and protects with special affection those who are smallest and defenceless. This is the duty that Christ himself entrusted to the entire Christian community.”
(Apostolic Letter issued ‘motu proprio’ by the Supreme Pontiff Francis, 4 June 2016)
To promote a culture of safeguarding within the Archdiocese and reduce the risks of abuse and harm.
This policy applies to all parishes, ministries, and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Brisbane and to Associations of Christ’s Faithful or Public Juridic Persons which freely opt-in to its application and which enter into an agreement with the Archdiocese accordingly. The policy applies to all Archdiocesan workers (including clergy, religious, employees and volunteers).
National Catholic Safeguarding Standards
The Archdiocese adopts and adheres to the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. The Standards apply to all parishes, ministries, and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop.
The Archdiocese has zero-tolerance for all forms of abuse and is committed to safeguarding everyone involved in its activities, ministries, and services. The safety and wellbeing of children and adults-at-risk is paramount.
Safeguarding is a shared responsibility.
Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Prioritise the protection and best interests of children and adults-at-risk.
Provide safe physical and online environments.
Actively identify and manage safeguarding and abuse risks.
Monitor compliance with safeguarding standards, policies, and procedures.
Respond promptly and effectively to abuse concerns, suspicions, disclosures, complaints, reports, and incidents.
Comply with all legal obligations to report suspected abuse and harm.
Non-compliance with this policy which seriously jeopardises the safety and wellbeing of others may be grounds for disciplinary action up to dismissal or termination of employment and reporting to authorities.
Document No.: AD16 ST01 Document
Owner: Office for Safeguarding Services
Version: November 2020
Review Date: November 2023
https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/safeguarding/ - Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility -
See also this video on safeguarding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgkAZFkJkJg
Acknowledgement of Country
This is Kombumerri Country - The Traditional Custodians of this region.
We respectfully acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First People of this country. We pay our respects to the Kombumerri people, who are the traditional custodians of the land, waterways and seas upon which we live, work and socialise throughout this Catholic Parish of Surfers Paradise. We acknowledge Elders, past and present and emerging, as they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of our Indigenous people. We pay tribute to those who have contributed in many ways to the life of the community. We affirm our commitment to justice, healing, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish.
Gold Coast. Queensland, Australia
50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters.
Queensland, Australia. 4226
Name appearing on bills (bank account statements, credit card statements) =
“Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish”
(07) 5572 5433
Website Terms & Conditions of Use
In these terms and conditions, “we” “us” and “our” refers to Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Your access to and use of all information on this website including purchase of our product/s is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to amend this Notice at any time and your use of the website following any amendments will represent your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions as amended. We, therefore, recommend that each time you access our website you read these terms and conditions.
When you visit our website, we give you a limited licence to access and use our information for personal use.
You are permitted to download a copy of the information on this website to your computer for your personal use only provided that you do not delete or change any copyright symbol, trademark or other proprietary notice. Your use of our content in any other way infringes our intellectual property rights.
Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), you are not permitted to copy, reproduce, republish, distribute or display any of the information on this website without our prior written permission.
The licence to access and use the information on our website does not include the right to use any data mining robots or other extraction tools. The licence also does not permit you to metatag or mirror our website without our prior written permission. We reserve the right to serve you with notice if we become aware of your metatag or mirroring of our website.
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Our compliance with privacy legislation is set out in our separate Privacy Statement
Monies received by the parish.
In the course of the parish activities, if you are giving a donation to the parish generally, the funds will be applied to the working expenses of the parish in fulfilling its purpose of providing sacraments and spiritual support to the people of the community. Some particular services come with a suggested fee – for example, baptisms, weddings, sacramental programs, blessings, funerals, and also fees may be charged by the parish for use of parish facilities such as the hospitality centre or the parish hall, or perhaps a meeting room. The money is applied to the cost of running and maintaining these activities and for administrative costs, as well as an included offering to the priest/deacon for these blessings. If you are in financial hardship, please do speak with one of our staff or priests about your situation. The parish is a non-profit organisation, and we do care very much about looking after the resources and facilities we have, so as to be of service to the community. There are significant ongoing costs that we pay in order to ensure that we are able to provide spiritual support and services to the community all year round. People need our services at different and sometimes unexpected times in their lives, and so we need income all year round, in order to be around regularly for people whenever their need arises
The name appearing on your bank and credit card statements relating to charges from us will be - “Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish”
All requests for refunds must be made in writing (via email or post). The request should have the details of the initial donation/payment including the date, amount, name of the donor/payee, receipt number and the nature of the error. For errors made by the Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish or its financial institution, a full refund will be made upon notification, and all costs borne by Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish
For errors in amount donated, the donor has 60 days in which to notify Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish. St Joseph's Catholic Parish is under no obligation to give a refund if an error has been made on your part, but will endeavour to ensure that any genuine errors (such as the amount donated) are rectified. The Parish, which is a non-profit organisation, reserves the right to deduct any bank or transaction charges for any refund processed onto the donor.