Welcome to our website.......
Welcome to the website of St Mary MacKillop Parish, Birkdale. St Mary MacKillop Parish is a parish of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, and includes the localities of Thorneside, Wellington Point and Birkdale, which are all part of Redland City Council. We seek to live the Gospel and to be a presence of Christ in this local area.
On this website, you will find important details about the life of our community, as well as information and forms regarding baptisms, sacramental programs, RCIA and marriage. We also have links to other interesting Catholic websites. I hope that you find our web presence helpful and please feel free to come and visit us, or contact the parish office, if you require further assistance.
Fr. Frank Jones
WOMEN'S DISCERNMENT RETREAT
Saturday 25th – 26th November 2017 from 9am Saturday - 5pm Sunday. Vocations Brisbane is running a weekend retreat for young women who are keen to explore more about a vocation to religious life. All young women 18-40yrs old are welcome to come along and discover more about where God is calling you! Venue: Canossian Spirituality Centre, 169 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Oxley. For more information or to RSVP contact Sr. Melissa 0484 007 508
END OF SCHOOL YEAR MASS
Will be celebrated at 9:00am on Friday 1st December in the Church. Parishioners are most welcome to attend this Mass as there will be no 9:30am Mass on this day.
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 2017
will be presented at the Christmas vigil Mass on 24th December at 7:30 pm. Children wishing to be a part of the pageant will need to be at the following rehearsal sessions in the Church:-
Tuesday 12th December – 9am to 10am
Thursday 14th December - 9am to 10am
Tuesday 19th December – 9am to 10am
Thursday 21st December - 9am to 10am
Some parent helpers would be very much appreciated. Some costumes will be provided. Thank you so much for all the generous donation of children's dress up items, clothing and fabrics received in previous years. We are still in need of the following items. Children's dress up items: angel wings and halo; white dresses; crown; shepherd's tunic, soldier's shields. Toys: Sheep. If you have these items and no longer need them, please bring them to the Parish Office.
SMALL COINS FOR EAST TIMOR
Total collected to date is $10,072.70!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your generous contributions. The collection jar for your SMALL COINS will be at the Welcome Desk each week. ALL money raised goes directly towards our sister parish, Our Lady of Graces, Metinaro in East Timor.
The Little Blue Books are available at the Welcome Desk to help us pray and reflect in preparation of Christmas. Books are $5.00 each.