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VIEW MASS ONLINE with Fr Nigel: Ascension Sunday, 24 May 2020

Fr Nigel’s Homily: The feast of the Ascension is a remembrance of Christ’s glorification following his resurrection from the dead. Taken from Hebrew tradition, we say in our creed, Jesus ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father.’ This has to be understood as a metaphor. Its meaning is that Jesus is with God ...

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Church Opening Hours Saturday 24 May & Sunday 25 May

OPENING HOURS for Parish ChurchesSaturday 24 May Sunday 25 May Churches will be open for private prayer for up to 10 people at a time. Social distancing and hygiene measure will apply. Saturday 24 May 2020 Our Lady of Dolours, Mitchelton – OPEN from 4.00pm – 6.00pm Sunday 25 May 2020 Sacred Heart Church, Samford – OPEN from 8.00am – ...

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VIEW MASS ONLINE with Fr Nigel: Sixth Sunday of Easter, 17 May 2020

Fr Nigel’s Homily: Jesus says to us “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” How does one explain love? When I was a lot younger, it probably meant the tingling feelings that I had whenever I saw her. Sometimes, yes, even the paralysis that, believe it or not, silenced me when she was around. And let’s not forget ...

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VIEW MASS ONLINE with Fr Nigel: Fifth Sunday of Easter, 10 May 2020

Fr Nigel’s Homily: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled’ – I had this Gospel reading for my Mother’s funeral and, as this is the Mother’s day weekend, I would like to remember her, as many of us remember our mothers who have passed away. When my mother passed away there was a deep sadness within me, a sadness that ...

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VIEW MASS ONLINE with Fr Nigel: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 3 May 2020

Deacon Peter McDade’s Homily: Vocation? Do I Have One? Today is traditionally known as Good Shepherd Sunday but it is also the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. When anyone mentions “vocations”, we as traditional Catholics tend to think of priestly vocations, religious brothers and sisters, monks etc. And they certainly are vocations and we need more of them. ...

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Join our Community Prayer Space

This prayer space has been created for all members of our community to pray together for each other, each other’s intentions and the intentions of our broader and global community. You are invited to submit a prayer/s to be published on this page. When writing your prayer, we ask you to please consider your privacy and the privacy of those you ...

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VIEW MASS ONLINE with Fr Nigel: Third Sunday of Easter, 26 April 2020

Fr Nigel’s Homily: It seems like ages since we have been in lockdown.  Some us are getting used it. Some of us want it to be over quickly. I sense that there is a feeling of uneasiness.  This underlying discomfort makes us really uncertain of what to do next. It’s getting harder and harder to have patience.  Some glimmers of ...

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VIEW MASS ONLINE with Fr Nigel: Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday, 19 April 2020

Fr Nigel’s Homily: This Sunday is last day of the Octave of Easter.  I hope you have been celebrating this great event in the life of the Church. With COVID-19 still likely to dominate the news headlines for some time, we need now more than ever to look at our faith as we try to tread the murky waters of ...

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VIEW MASS ONLINE with Fr Nigel: Easter Sunday, 12 April 2020

Fr Nigel’s Homily: Happy Easter to you all!  Today, of course, is the most important day in our Church year. It is the celebration of Jesus’ rising from the dead. It is the beginning of a whole new perception of life and we, as Christians, look upon life through the one who conquered pain, suffering and even death itself. The ...

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