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Happy Retirement to Marylou! In 2021 Marylou decided her 70th birthday marked her retirement date. She is looking forward to spending time with her family and friends and doing a little volunteering on occasion. Marylou has been a large presence in her faith and in the parish community. Marylou started work in 1988 at St Kevin’s School. She started as the Tuckshop Convenor. Later, Marylou taught typing to children with cerebral palsy. While working at St Kevin’s she was also the coordinator of the Art Show. In 1993 Fr Bill Morris asked her to fill in as the Parish Secretary as Lyn Borin wanted to have long weekends. Marylou worked on Fridays and Mondays. She also started working at Centacare at night time. In 1996 Fr Michael McCarthy asked if she would like to become the Parish Wedding Coordinator as there were 80 - 90 weddings a year at the time and needed someone to coordinate the heavy workload. In 1998 Marylou took on a full time position at Centacare and worked there until 2009 when she was asked by Fr Dan Ryan to come and help out once again with Parish administration. Marylou has been a reader, a mass assistant at St Vincent’s church, Sacred Heart 9am, helped out with Baptisms, Sacramental programs, many weddings and funerals. On one occasion Marylou led the singing at mass when the organist and singer were absent. She will continue to assist at the 5pm Vigil Mass. May God bless you, Marylou. Thank you for the countless acts of kindness, work and organisation over many years. All the very best for this next exciting chapter, and we are grateful that we will continue to be blessed by your participation in the Parish community. Sincerely, The Parish Team and all the Parish community.
Father Paul Kelly was recently featured on VOCARE a series produced and published by Shalom. This VOCARE series follows the stories of those who answered the call to Priesthood. You can watch Fr Paul's story by clicking here. It is a beautiful insight into Fr Paul's spiritual journey and also features a snapshot into his podcast creations. You can also watch Fr Warren Kinne's story here. These videos are well put together and feature images our Churches and community, they are well worth a watch.
Living a Contemporary Catholic Life of Faith, Hope and Love A time for us to reflect on where we have been, where we are and where we are going. Facilitated by Rev. Dr Richard Leonard SJ 15th - 17th March at Sacred Heart Church, 50 Fairway Dr, Clear Island Waters 4226. There will be morning sessions at 9:30 - 10:45am and evening sessions at 7:00 - 8:15pm. Monday 15th March: Going out to the world: we need all the help we can get One of the richest things Catholics take the world is our tradition. Some people think Catholic Tradition is a static bloc of doctrines that must be imparted to our young. By looking at Mary, the Mother of Jesus we will see how our tradition is rich and responsive to the needs of today. Tuesday 16th March: Nine steps to making better choices for my life On the strongest elements within the Catholic tradition is the process of discerning the promptings of God in my daily life. How can we practically apply the best of our Christian spirituality to the choices we make at home, work and the wider community? Wednesday 17th March: Where the Hell is God? Holding to Faith through the Tough Times Our faith in God is easier when everything is going well. But what about the times in our lives when it is challenged, undermined and threatened by the things that happen to us, or those we love? This critical session will help out words around how we can hold to a God who walks with us in the “valley of tears”? Rev Dr Richard Leonard SJ will also preside over the weekend masses at Sacred Heart for the 13th and 14th of March. All are welcome, but bookings are required. For...
We are excited to announce that Children's Liturgy of The Word (CLOW) is back in session. CLOW will be running at 9am Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Church during school term. Please come along and join with other children in learning God's Word. It is asked that parents who wish to register their child for the session arrive 15mins prior to Mass.
We have an added bonus for you this week – free access to the latest edition of Liturgy News! Click here to view the Winter 2020 issue of Liturgy News. Liturgy News is a quarterly magazine from Liturgy Brisbane. Each issue features commentary and insight from Australia's leading liturgists and is written for parishes, schools, experts and novices. This sixteen-page journal, printed in colour, is sent to subscribers at the end of each quarter.