Dear Parishioners and Friends,
The AGAPE family warmly invites you to this Friday’s 16th of September session at 7:30pm, Church of the Twelve Apostles Jindalee beginning with Praise and Worship followed by a Talk by Special Guest Speaker Sr. Mel Dwyer. Please come along and invite others to this wonderful opportunity!
Sr. Mel Dwyer is the Provincial Leader of the Canossian Daughters of Charity in Australia and she will share about how the Holy Spirit has moved in her life and the life of her Congregation and Saints. Sr Mel has just received an honorary doctorate from the Australian Catholic University in 2022 in recognition of her work in Africa, including giving young girls in Malawi access to education. Some of you may remember that she was a guest speaker at Bardon during the Pentecost celebrations, pre-covid.
We look forward to sharing this very special occasion with you
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD AND SACRAMENTAL LESSONS
Thank you for an amazing term 3! I pray that you all take this time to replenish, renew and embrace this time with your families. I also pray that you embrace moments of stillness to reflect upon the term that was and how the Holy Spirit has moved and revealed Himself to you and your family.
Fr Jan, the team and I look forward to seeing you back at the 8am Mass on Sunday 9 October at the Church of the Twelve Apostles Jindalee.
Blessings and light
THANK YOU FROM FR JAN
Last Friday, August 5, on the 1st anniversary of Fr Dan Carroll’s death, parishioners, friends, and relatives of Fr Dan came together to remember him and to thank God for his 50 years of dedicated service in the Darra Jindalee Parish.
The celebration began with the Eucharist. At the Altar, we thanked God for all Fr Dan did for the Darra Jindalee Parish and its parishioners in 50 years of his priestly ministry. I thank all who prepared the Liturgy of this Mass; musicians, readers, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, and ladies who arranged the flowers on the sanctuary and sacristans. I thank Fr Elie and Fr Paul for concelebrating this Mass with us, and I thank Fr Paul for his homily. After the Eucharist, we moved to the school hall to continue our celebration of Fr Dan’s life and his time at Darra Jindalee. With a deep bow, I thank the parishioners who prepared “the second table” with plenty of food and drinks. I also thank the Divine Mercy prayer group members for their generosity in giving of food and serving of food for the evening.
I also thank the OLSH school leadership, especially Christine Ioannides and Libby Banks, for their generous assistance in preparing the social part of our celebration. Special thanks to Libby Banks, who was serving drinks and helping in the kitchen and ensuring all doors and gates were locked securely after the event. On the anniversary of his departure, Fr Dan gathered us together, and as Fr Paul pointed out in his homily, on Friday, August 5, we came to remember, celebrate, and believe with the same faith with which Fr Dan had journeyed with the parishioners of Darra Jindalee for 50 years (from 1971 to 2021).
Blessings Fr Jan
THANK YOU FROM FR JAN
Last Friday, significant changes were made regarding the Covid regulations and guidelines. After more than two years of restrictions and rules, we are back to celebrating Mass and other Liturgies in the way we used to do before the Covid pandemic.
The Covid pandemic has affected all of us; no one has been exempted from its harsh effects and “dictatorship.” In the first months, the battle against this invisible enemy was very challenging for all parishes across the Archdiocese. We quickly learned that we need to work together as we face these challenges. Today as we leave our masks, registrations apps, sanitizing pews etc. behind, I thank all parishioners for their work and cooperation in this fight against the pandemic.
When specific structures were in place to deal with this new situation many parishioners came forward to take the role of cleaners, marshals, ushers, sanitizing “officers”, and other roles.
Without the generosity of these parishioners, it would be impossible to make our churches at Darra-Jindalee ready to welcome people to come to Sunday Masses in these last two years.
Today I say a big thank you to you all for your commitment and spirit of giving your time, dedication and professional experience. (e.g. Facebook streaming)
Thank you goes also to the office staff for playing their part in this battle, especially in the first months of the pandemic when we had to record the attendees’ lists. It was a massive job for volunteers and parishioners. However, due to the generosity and commitment of so many volunteers, the door to the Sacramental life was opened in Darra-Jindalee to parishioners and this is what counts.
Well done. God Bless.
The Archdiocese has provided a COVID-19 update in response to the Qld Chief Health Officer’s recent announcement.
The following will take effect in our Parish from 6pm Friday 4th March 2022:
Masks are no longer required indoors. However, wearing of masks is recommended for vulnerable people and whenever social distancing is not possible.
The full capacity of the Churches will be used, without any restrictions, for Masses, Wedding, Funerals and other events.
– The cleansing of the Church at the end of Masses, Wedding, Funerals and other events will no longer take place.
– COVID Marshals will no longer be required for Masses and Church events.
– Normal collections will resume.
– The procession of gifts will resume.
– The Rite of Reconciliation will return to pre-COVID arrangements – see the newsletter for dates/times.
– Food service, morning teas etc. may resume with caution about the safe handling of food/utensils to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
– It is recommended to continue sanitising hands on entry and exit to the Church and its buildings.
– The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference instruction is still being followed regarding Communion: the Body of Christ should be administered only in the hand and the chalice should only be received by the celebrant.
Thank you for the resilience and patience you have shown by journeying alongside us during this ever changing times.
NEW PARISH BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
The ADF has changed banking details for those who have been direct depositing periodically:-
The New Bank Account details are:-
Darra Jindalee Catholic Church
BSB: 064 786