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Mass times for Sacred Heart, Stella Maris and St Vincent's Church.

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Father Anthony Odionyenfe ASSOCIATE PASTOR


Most Reverend Mark Coleridge DD BA DSS Archbishop of Brisbane

Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish

Parish Priest:  Fr Paul

Associate Pastor:  Fr Anthony Odionyenfe

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) 5671 7388

Give tithes and offerings

We thank you for your generosity in supporting our Parish.

Help our Parish to continue valuable pastoral activities and to provide ongoing sustainability.

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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

Stella Maris Church

Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church

St Vincent's Church

St Vincent's Church

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Two-Minute Homily: Fr Tom Elich

Two-Minute Homily by Fr Tom Elich for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024. “Our prayer time is not an escape from our mission to love and care for others. Rather, our quiet time gives us the focus and the energy to do our ministry well.”...

Latest News with the Archdiocese of Brisbane

Read the latest news from within our Parish and the Archdiocese.

Q&A - Blaise Pascal on faith and reason

Jun 27, 2023

By Fr John Flader Question: I understand that Pope Francis has recently issued a document on Blaise Pascal, speaking of his contribution to the question...

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Jun 26, 2023

THE St Vincent de Paul Society is joining forces with the Queensland government to deliver about 150 social and affordable homes in the state's south...

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UNDER Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis told more than 200 musicians, writers, poets and other artists to be like prophets, pursuing...

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Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility


Safeguarding and Policies

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility - 

Safeguarding Officer - Surfers Parish - (relating to child safety and adults at risk) Robyn Hunt Safeguarding officer - contact [email protected]  - phone - 0409 486 326

Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  1300 304 550
STOPline is an independent service that receives information about suspected abuse, harm and other serious misconduct by workers (including priests, religious employees, educators, practitioners, support workers and volunteers).

Archdiocese of Brisbane
Office for Safeguarding Services:
Phone:  07 3324 3752
Email:  [email protected]

Level 2 Penola Place, 142 Edward Street, Brisbane
Professional Standards Office Queensland
Safeguarding Training

Incident Report Form:

Each Parish in the Archdiocese of Brisbane has a Local Safeguarding Representative who is responsible for:

Making sure that the whole parish is aware of the importance of safeguarding children and  adults at risk,
Promoting safe practices, including articulating for others what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, and
Assisting the Parish Priest and staff in the implementation of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Adults-at-risk Policy in the Parish
The Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children & Adults-at-risk Prevention & Protection Policy can be found at

Here is how you can report an incident or concern, contact someone to talk about a safeguarding matter or get more information:

Talk to the police

(If Emergency: '000'

Non-emergency: 131 444)

or KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800


Through the anonymous STOPline

1300 304 550 or [email protected]
talk to our Local Parish Safeguarding Representative
please fill out a Safeguarding Incident Report and send it to [email protected] 

or GPO Box 282 Brisbane Qld 4001

VOLUNTEERS - Parish Ministries, Groups etc.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has implemented standards of conduct for voluntary church workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment. Our commitment to these standards requires that we have a record of your Blue Card and conduct background referencing for all who intend to engage in voluntary ministry and have direct and regular involvement with children, young people, and adults at risk.

Safe Conduct Standards (Archdiocese of Brisbane)
Prior Conduct Declaration (Archdiocese of Brisbane)
Archdiocese of Brisbane Policy Whistleblower

The Archdiocese of Brisbane has the following safeguarding training packages: Safeguarding Induction, Applied Safeguarding Training and Training for Local Safeguarding Representatives, which can be viewed here

BLUE CARD - ‘No Card, No Start’
Individuals must have a valid blue card before starting paid work or volunteering. All cardholders must apply to renew their blue card before it expires to continue working/volunteering. If an individual lets their card expire, they must cease work until they obtain a new valid blue card.    For further information about the Blue Card Application process,

please click here >>


Criminal History Statutory Declaration
‘Police Check’ can now be completed online using InterCheck. Volunteers can do this via the Volunteer Portal,, which will inform them whether they need a Police Check for their service.

Online Police Checks - User Guide


Acknowledgement of Country 

This is Kombumerri Country, which is the traditional custodian 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, 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 our Indigenous people's memories, traditions, culture and hopes. We pay tribute to those who have contributed to the community's life in many ways. We affirm our commitment to justice, healing, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Kombumerri Country

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.

Website Access

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.


This website may from time to time contain hyperlinks to other websites. Such links are provided for convenience only and we take no responsibility for the content and maintenance of or privacy compliance by any linked website. Any hyperlink on our website to another website does not imply our endorsement, support, or sponsorship of the operator of that website nor of the information and/or products which they provide.

You may link to our website with our consent. Any such linking will be entirely your responsibility and at your expense. By linking, you must not alter any of our website’s contents including any intellectual property notices and you must not frame or reformat any of our pages, files, images, text or other materials.

Intellectual Property Rights

The copyright to all content on this website including applets, graphics, images, layouts and text belongs to us or we have a licence to use those materials.

All trademarks, brands and logos generally identified either with the symbols TM or ® which are used on this website are either owned by us or we have a licence to use them. Your access to our website does not license you to use those marks in any commercial way without our prior written permission.

Any comment, feedback, idea or suggestion (called “Comments”) which you provide to us through this website becomes our property. If in future we use your Comments in promoting our website or in any other way, we will not be liable for any similarities which may appear from such use. Furthermore, you agree that we are entitled to use your Comments for any commercial or non-commercial purpose without compensation to you or to any other person who has transmitted your Comments.

If you provide us with Comments, you acknowledge that you are responsible for the content of such material including its legality, originality and copyright.


Whilst we have taken all due care in providing the information on our website, we do not provide any warranty either express or implied including without limitation warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these terms and conditions is excluded.

We also take all due care in ensuring that our website is free of any virus, worm, Trojan horse and/or malware, however, we are not responsible for any damage to your computer system which arises in connection with your use of our website or any linked website.


By accessing our website, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses including legal fees arising from or in connection with your use of our website.


We undertake to take all due care with any information which you may provide to us when accessing our website. However, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you may provide to us.

Information you transmit to us is entirely at your own risk although we undertake to take reasonable steps to preserve such information in a secure manner.

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”

Name appearing on bills (bank account statements, credit card statements) = Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish

Refund Policy

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.


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