LAUDATO SI “Laudato Si” is the name of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical about Care for our Common Home – the Earth. A group of Mother of Mercy parishioners are taking the Pope’s call to action to the heart of our faith and life, developing plans and activities to help our parish live out the ethos of caring for creation.
If you are interested in joining this group or finding out more, please call the Parish Office on 07 3268 3040 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s response to Laudato Si, visit ‘Living Laudato Si’ please click here.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL Saint Vincent de Paul Society is a highly respected charitable organisation throughout the world and the Hendra/Northgate conference has been active for over 60 years. The Society aspires to be recognised as a caring lay Catholic charity offering “a hand up” to people in need in our local community. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging people to take control of their own destiny.
Our group of dedicated volunteers meets fortnightly and is regularly called upon to assist those in need. Persons seeking assistance are asked to call the SVDP call centre on 3010 1096 who then direct the matter to the group. We are extremely grateful for the continued generosity of benefactors whose financial donations direct to our conference enable us to continue with this vital and grass roots assistance. Anyone interested in making a donation outside of our annual appeal is encouraged to contact the conference president (email@example.com) or anyone of the members directly. If you or someone you know would like to consider becoming a member of the local conference please contact the Parish or email Glenn.
CARE AND CONCERN Our Care and Concern group assists in the transportation of the elderly to Mass. Care and Concern also provides social and pastoral contact to those who may not be able to leave their homes and still desire contact with the parish community.
If you know of anybody who may benefit from the services of our Care and Concern group, or would like to volunteer for this group yourself, please contact the Parish Office on 3268 3040 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOSPITALITY “Make Hospitality Your Special Care” (Romans 12:13)
Our parish hospitality group organises and provides hospitality after Mass, at funerals and at other parish events. This group is a wonderful way to connect with, and serve, our fellow parishioners and visitors by sharing food, drink and conversation.
If you would like to volunteer your services in the hospitality group, please contact the Parish Office on 3268 3040 or email at email@example.com.
COMMUNION TO THE SICK Sometimes Catholics are unable to come to Mass because of illness or because they are homebound for one reason or another. This does not mean they have to miss out on receiving Communion. Priests or lay ministers can visit the sick and homebound to give Holy Communion to them. The sick person who receives Communion this way is sharing in the Eucharistic meal of the whole parish community.
Each week, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion visit those in their homes and at the Portofino Aged Care Home. Fr. Nev also visits the sick by appointment.
Please phone the Parish Office on 3268 3040 for more information.