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
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 19th December – 9am to 10am and 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.
ST VINCENT de PAUL
The St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal will be held on 16th and 17th December. Funds raised provides the community with a chance to help change lives by adding a little comfort, dignity, hope and warmth to the lives of those who are struggling. All money donated stays within the Birkdale Conference. Donation envelopes are in the Church.
Christmas Tree Donations of food items for St Vincent de Paul will be gratefully received. If donating presents, please indicate suitability for girl/boy and of what age. Gifts suitable for secondary aged students and mums and dads are always sought after. Thank you for your generosity.
SVdP also have Christmas cards, Christmas gifts and Columbian Calendars for sale after weekend Masses.
GARDEN OF REFLECTION
The parish ‘prior to Christmas' Working Bee to tidy up the garden will be held on Saturday 16th December at 8am. Please bring along tools, hats and sunscreen. Morning tea and water will be provided. Remember many hands make light work.