Welcome Message

Holy Family is a loving, welcoming and generous community with many parishioners who are active witnesses to God’s love through their devotion, kindness, warmth, charity and service,. The community with Fr Michael has contributed to my deepened relationship with Christ and supported me through joyous & difficult times. HOLY FAMILY is my home and where I belong.

NOW, it’s my turn, to give back and offer my gifts & my talents to benefit our community and future generations ensuring that God’s followers & the Church have the facilities needed to build the faith and spread Christ’s love and joy.”

Fr. Michael’s Weekly Reflection

Parish Council

As we are no longer gathering formally, the Parish will not receive its regular collections. The parish continues to have on-going costs especially in these uncertain times. So if you or your family can afford to regularly donate during this time we would be most grateful. The details are below. Please reference as Donation/ Name of Donor.

Account Name : Indooroopilly Parish Account
BSB: 064 786
Account No: 006601100

We’re in the process of creating a button on the website to simplify transferring money to the Parish. Stay tuned. Thank you again for those who are currently giving already electronically or via envelopes

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Holy Family Catholic Church
37, Ward Street
Indooroopilly, Qld 4068
Telephone: 07 3371 7446
Fax: 07 3870 2541
Email: indooroopilly@bne.catholic.net.au
Office Hours: Mon 9am – 12pm | Wed 9am – 3pm | Fri 9am – 12m
MASS TIMES  
Wed: Adoration 5:10 pm | Benediction 5:50 pm | Holy Mass 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:10 am Rosary | Holy Mass 8:30 am
Saturday: 5:30 pm Holy Mass
Sunday: 8:30 am & 6:00 pm Holy Mass

Christmas Mass – Christmas Eve -5:30pm : Carols and Christmas pageant followed by mass. To be held at Holy Family School Centre this year as it can accommodate more people Max 200, By booking only: Please bring your tickets as proof of booking, they will be checked upon arrival

Christmas morning Mass – 8:30am To be held at Holy Family Church Max 80, By booking only: Please bring your tickets as proof of booking, they will be checked upon arrival

To attend mass, pls click here for Mass Bookings. Thank You.

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Parish Ministries

Welcome to Holy Family Parish, if you are new to the parish, we are excited to share the following ministries available to you. God may be calling you to use your Time and Talents? Please consider supporting Holy Family Parish. You can leave your details with us and we will contact you shortly or contact us on ph: 07 3371 7446 or mobile: :0426 834 755 We will contact you to discuss this further. Thank you.

ALPHA

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. It runs all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. Alphas generally have three key things in common: food,  a talk and good conversation.

Contact: Stephen 0417 767 318

B U I L D I N G  A S S E T S  T A S K  G R O U P  ( B A T G )

The BATG  provide a comfortable and appealing place of worship, whilst providing a safe and welcoming environment for our Parishioners.

Contact: Georges

M O W I N G  T E A M

The mowing team keeps the grounds around the church maintained.

Contact: Georges

Holy Family has two exciting faith groups that you may consider participating.

HOLY FAMILY PRAYER GROUP

Come join us starting at 9am every First and Third Wednesday of the month at the Holy Family Church. We pray the Holy Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and share the holy Gospel. This will be followed by tea and coffee at 10am. Contact: Terence 0423 553 432

PRIMUS SMAL L GROUP

The Primis Small Group meets every second Monday evening at peoples homes for prayer, fellowship and discipleship. Draw closer to God and get to know his love more intimately, learn more of the richness of the church, and connect with each other. Just like the first small group of 12 that Christ himself founded; we have formed our own small group at Holy Family Catholic Parish: Primis Small Group (meaning the firstfor Holy Family). Contact: Trevor 0408 643 068

RCIA RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS, YOUNG ADULTS & TEENS

RCIA is about welcoming by our witness, our faith and our good works those who wish to convert or become part of the Catholic faith. This gradual journey involves discussion and preparation tailored to each inquirer, while involving the whole parish and their prayerful support.

B ELONGING BAP T I SM T EAM

Baptism is a sacramental moment when we are marked as Gods own forever and received into a supportive Catholic community. The Belonging Baptism Team is implementing a process of engaging, evangelizing, and journeying with young parents, and welcoming them into the parish. Contact: Joan 0466 270 488

SACRAMENTAL PRE PARAT ION

Prepares children for full participation in church life through the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Contact: Nanet 3371 7446

ALPHA

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. It runs all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. Alphas generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. Contact: Stephen 0417 767 318

Youth ministry in Holy Family Parish is a dynamic, vibrant community and engages
with the youth of Indooroopilly. Using weekly youth groups, and youth masses to
portray ideas, complete activities and use talks and games to convey messages and create a safe and consistent learning and friendship space for those in year 7 – 12.

Contact: David Thorley 0431 594 665 or email: yc.indooroopilly@bne.catholic.net.au

HOLY FAMILY PRAYER GROUP

Come join us starting at 9am every First and Third Wednesday of the month at the Holy Family Church. We pray the Holy Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and share the holy Gospel. This will be followed by tea and coffee at 10am. Contact: Terence 0423 553 432

PRIMUS SMAL L GROUP

The Primis Small Group meets every second Monday evening at peoples homes for prayer, fellowship and discipleship. Draw closer to God and get to know his love more intimately, learn more of the richness of the church, and connect with each other. Just like the first small group of 12 that Christ himself founded; we have formed our own small group at Holy Family Catholic Parish: Primis Small Group (meaning the firstfor Holy Family). Contact: Trevor 0408 643 068

RCIA RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS, YOUNG ADULTS & TEENS

RCIA is about welcoming by our witness, our faith and our good works those who wish to convert or become part of the Catholic faith. This gradual journey involves discussion and preparation tailored to each inquirer, while involving the whole parish and their prayerful support.

B ELONGING BAP T I SM T EAM

Baptism is a sacramental moment when we are marked as Gods own forever and received into a supportive Catholic community. The Belonging Baptism Team is implementing a process of engaging, evangelizing, and journeying with young parents, and welcoming them into the parish. Contact: Joan 0466 270 488

SACRAMENTAL PRE PARAT ION

Prepares children for full participation in church life through the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Contact: Nanet 3371 7446

ALPHA

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. It runs all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. Alphas generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. Contact: Stephen 0417 767 318

LITURGY

A small group of people who are interested in the Church’s Liturgy, willing to learn and meet every 2nd month with the Priest and Deacon to prepare and discuss liturgical issues. Contact: Rita 0408759266.

LITURGY CO-ORDINATION

…chairs the Liturgy committee, coordinates all the Liturgical Ministries trains new Ministers, and in consultation with the Priest, prepares the Priest’s books for special Liturgies.

COMMUNION AND VISITATION OF THE SICK
There are many sick parishioners, living in their own homes who are unable to get to Church. Communion and comfort is provided to the housebound or those in residential care.

EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNION MINISTERS

As the Ordinary Minister is the Priest or Deacon, extra lay parishioners are commissioned to distribute Holy Communion during Mass so that the Assembly can receive communion in an orderly and timely manner. Parishioners are invited to join this Ministry, are rostered on times that suit them and are provided with initial and ongoing formation and training.

SACRISTAN

The Sacristan’s role is to set up for Mass and coordinate the cleaning up/closing up after Mass. Volunteers are welcome to offer this service at the Mass that suits them and be placed on a roster. New sacristans are trained and supported in the role.

MINISTERS OF THE WORD

The Word of God is proclaimed rather than just read, which involves the Minister reading the text in prayer and reflection beforehand, so that the Word is actively heard, rather than passively listened to by the Assembly. Training and resources are provided.

MASS COORDINATOR

Each Mass has a coordinator who ensures there are enough Ministers to cover the various roles, organizers collectors and people to take part in the Offertory Procession.

PRAY ERS OF THE FAI THFUL WRITER

…takes into account the readings of the day, the temporal circumstances of the local community and the world at large. The invitation to prayer, intercessions and the concluding prayer generally make use of some of the scriptural texts or images proclaimed during the Liturgy of the Word.

P R O J E C T I O N I S T

…prepare peoples’ responses, including hymns and gestures so these can be displayed, and project these during Mass in order to encourage the people towards  full and active participation in the Liturgy.

R O S T E R  M A N A G E R

Ministers nominate their availability and  a roster is prepared for Readers, Extra Ordinary Ministers of Communion, Coordinators, Sacristans and Welcomers 4-6 weeks in advance to ensure that each Mass has the appropriate number required. The roster manager can do this at home in their own time.

F L O W E R  A R R A N G E R S

Floral arrangements are one way of enhancing our worship space.   Volunteers can assist by joining the maintenance roster using the large selection of artificial flowers; offering extra help on special occasions; providing flowers or greenery from their own gardens or giving monetary assistance.

W E L C O M E R S

Welcomers seek to ensure that everybody who comes to celebrate Mass in our community feels welcome and are the first demonstration of our welcoming community for parishioners, visitors, newcomers and strangers. This welcome sets the tone  for the Celebration of the Eucharist as a community gathered together.

Contact Colin: 3870 9470.

R E F R E S H M E N T S  ( A F T E R  M A S S )

Sharing a cuppa is a wonderful opportunity to bring the Parish community together; offering refreshments after Mass is the perfect way of building/nurturing relationships, promoting love and friendship, and making everyone feel welcome.

B R A S S  C L E A N E R S

This group is a sub-group of the Altar Society who specifically help with cleaning the brass items used during Mass. They meet  every few months on a Saturday morning and new members are always welcome.

C H U R C H  C L E A N I N G

A volunteer cleaning team  get together  every couple of months on a Saturday morning to clean the Church and Sacristy. There is always room for more helpers.

A L T A R  S O C I E T Y

Dedicated helpers wash the linen used during Mass by taking it home after Mass and returning the clean items the  following week. Volunteers also help with the occasional cleaning of the altar cloths, washing and periodic mending of vestments and altar server albs, and the sewing of new altar linen when required.

Mission support in Flores and Timor Leste

Mission support in Flores and Timor Leste: Trevor and Tina Lambkin

Welcome to our two mission neighbours who we support: the peoples of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores, and Saburai (near Maliana) in Timor Leste. We are members of the Indooroopilly Parish and have maintained this website since the birth of the Flores mission in 2010. This website is our personal journal dedicated to the brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor who established missions in Flores in 2010 and in Timor Leste in 2015. The website shows the towns of Labuan Bajo in Flores and Saburai in Timor Leste, and the mission brothers’ works in assisting the many impoverished people in this area of the globe. Click here to visit our website and to read more on the works of the two missions and how we support them.

Website:  www.missionforthepoor.org
Contact | Trevor and Tina Lambkin
Email | trevor.lambkin@gmail.com & mopbrisbaneassociates@hotmail.com
Phone | 0408643068

SINGERS AND MUSICIANS ( 5 . 3 0 PM SATURDAY )

Provide Praise and Worship to our Lord with music to bring our Parish Community of
the Holy Family together through prayer, love and friendship.
Contact: Janelle

SINGERS AND MUSICIANS ( 8 . 3 0AM SUNDAY )
Contact: Michael

SINGERS AND MUSICIANS ( 6 . 0 0 PM SUNDAY )
Contact: Allora

C O L L E C T I O N  C O U N T E R

This involves the counting and banking of monies collected during the weekend mass. Counters works a roster depending on availability however we try to have everyone coming only once a month. Contact: Nanet 3371 7446

A D M I N I S T R A T I O N  A S S I S T A N C E

Help the Parish admin with the maintenance of the Parish database, updating Parish records and registers. Contact: Nanet 3371 7446

S T  V I N C E N T  D E  P A U L  S O C I E T Y

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay catholic organisation that reaches out to the most vulnerable in our society by assisting those in need and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society

M I S S I O N A R I E S  O F  T H E  P O O R

There two mission neighbours who we support: the peoples of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores, and Saburai (near Maliana) in Timor Leste. These missions were started by the brothers of the  Missionaries of the  Poor who established missions in Flores in

2010 and in Timor Leste in 2015. In addition, we maintain a website which shows the towns of Labuan Bajo in Flores and Saburai in Timor Leste, the mission brothers’ works in assisting the many impoverished people in this area of the globe and how the Holy Family parish support them. Contact: Trevor 0408 643 068

E C U M E N I C A L  S O C I A L  J U S T I C E  G R O U P

ESJG, is a community organisation of Christians in Brisbane’s Western suburbs concerned with issues such as social justice, human rights, equity and sustainability. Further information can be obtained from the notice board  at the back of the Holy Family Church. Contact: Heather  3378 5960

RCIA RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS, YOUNG ADULTS & TEENS
RCIA is about welcoming by our witness, our faith and our good works those who wish to convert or become part of the Catholic faith.  This gradual journey involves  discussion and preparation tailored to each inquirer, while involving the whole parish and their prayerful support.

Mission support in Flores and Timor Leste

Mission support in Flores and Timor Leste: Trevor and Tina Lambkin

Welcome to our two mission neighbours who we support: the peoples of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores, and Saburai (near Maliana) in Timor Leste. We are members of the Indooroopilly Parish and have maintained this website since the birth of the Flores mission in 2010. This website is our personal journal dedicated to the brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor who established missions in Flores in 2010 and in Timor Leste in 2015. The website shows the towns of Labuan Bajo in Flores and Saburai in Timor Leste, and the mission brothers’ works in assisting the many impoverished people in this area of the globe. Click here to visit our website and to read more on the works of the two missions and how we support them.

Website:  www.missionforthepoor.org
Contact | Trevor and Tina Lambkin
Email | trevor.lambkin@gmail.com & mopbrisbaneassociates@hotmail.com
Phone | 0408643068

Holy Family Parish Indooroopilly has an active St Vincent de Paul Society Conference. In late 2014 the Holy Family and St Thomas Aquinas (St Lucia) conferences chose to amalgamate. We have 18 active members in the Conference.

The Society’s ethos is ‘a hand up, not a handout’ and inspiration comes from the words of its founder, Frederic Ozanam: “You must not be content with tiding the poor over the poverty crisis, you must study their condition and injustices with the aim of long term support and improvement”

The Conference is very active. For many years, our principal method of supporting people was in visiting them in their homes to provide both emotional and material support and this continues. The material support takes the form of food vouchers, providing furniture, clothing, and assistance with overdue bills – in winter time electricity bills are a major problem for some of our clients.

Over the last year, we initiated a new service of food parcels delivered weekly. Those clients, who are supported in this way, receive deliveries for a few weeks until they can get back on their feet.

Both Holy Family Parish and St Thomas Aquinas Parish, and parishioners, generously support the Conference. Holy Family has provided a room in the hall for use as a store room for our food delivery service. Both parishes provide space for us to hold our monthly meetings, provide collection points in the churches for donations from parishioners and the opportunity to run the annual winter and Christmas appeals to which parishioners have responded generously in the past. The Holy Family Primary School also provides a significant and substantial level of support in a range of ways.

On behalf of the Parish, this Conference made 287 visits during 2015/16 (involving 245 hours), provided $14,500 in financial support funded by parishioners’ donations and delivered food parcels values valued at $7,000. We also arranged for the provision of in kind support valued at $7,300. This was mainly furniture and clothing that have been donated to “Vinnies Stores” in the Western suburbs.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6.00 PM, alternating between the two parishes.

New members are always welcome and if you are interested in joining the Conference
Contact | President – Martin Kelly
Phone | 0418527630

Those seeking help please call – Brisbane Help Line number | 07 3010 1096.

If you would like more info about the SVDP on the State level, please click Here

ESJG – Ecumenical & Social Justice Group

The ESJG, is a community organisation of Christians in Brisbane’s western suburbs concerned for issues of social justice, human rights, equity & sustainability. Two of our members have recently received awards for service to the needy from DR Steven Miles, member for Mt Cootha.

ESJG – Holy Family Indooroopilly Parish

Contact: Heather McGrath on : (07) 33785960

Meeting Venue: Taringa Baptist Church, Morrow St.

ALTAR SERVERS

Children and Youth who have received their First Holy Communion are welcome to be trained as Altar Servers

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW) AT 8.30AM MASS SUNDAY

An environment away from the main mass where Sunday Scripture is delivered in an age appropriate manner to grow a childs Catholic Faith. Contact: Jane 0435147948

YOUTH MINISTRY

Youth ministry in Holy Family Parish is a dynamic, vibrant community and engages with the youth of Indooroopilly. Using weekly youth groups, and youth masses to portray ideas, complete activities and use talks and games to convey messages and create a safe and consistent learning and friendship space for those in year 7 – 12. Contact: Meg 0406766605

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