Our Lady of Graces Catholic Parish Carina
Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Graces Catholic Parish, Carina. I hope you find our website useful, with answers to any questions you may have. Please feel free to ring the parish office if there is anything further we may be able to do for you.

Since its very beginning, just over 50 years ago, Our Lady of Graces has been a Dominican parish, staffed by a community of Dominican friars. We belong to one of the older religious orders in the Church, founded by St Dominic in the early years of the 13th century. Dominic wanted to help people towards a deeper relationship with God through a better understanding of what God has revealed to us about himself and about what God has made possible for us.

Whether you are already one of our parishioners or not, we would welcome any ideas about how we could improve this website. If you are considering joining our parish community, we ask you to fill in the folder for new parishioners at the back of the church, and we will do our best to make you feel  ‘at home.’

Fr Alex Vickers O.P.
Parish Priest
Regular Weekend
Mass Times

click here for other Mass & Liturgy times

6pm Vigil

7am, 9am,
10.30am (Italian), 5.30pm

Children's Liturgy
during 9am Sunday Mass
1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays of month during school terms.

Children's Mass
5.30pm 3rd Sunday of each month.
A Mass for children in Primary School age group.
(for more info click here)

Looking Ahead
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26th February
10.00am Dominican Laity - Library
6.0pm SVDP - AQ Room
7.00pm Italian Prayer Group - Church

27th February

9.30am Playgroup - Hospitality area
9.30am Scripture Group - Library
7.00pm Parent Meeting Confirmation - Church

28th February
4.00pm Reco SEssion 1/1 - Church

1st March
9.30am Playgroup - Hospitality area

2nd March
11.00am World Day of Prayer - Church
7.00pm Stations of the Cross - Church

7.30pm 500 Card Group - AQ Room

3rd March
8.30am Mass (changed from 8am)
10.00am Legion of Mary - Library
6.00pm AA Meeting - Library

4th March
12.00pm Baptism - Church
2.00pm Reco Session 1/2 - Church

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Community News    (a snippet from our latest newsletter)

Confirmation 2018 - On Tuesday the 27th of February at 7pm, we will be holding a Parent meeting for those who would like to enroll their children into the Sacramental Program and receive their Confirmation this year. Those enrolling are generally turning 8 in 2018, or older. If you would like any more information on the Sacramental Program, please contact our Pastoral Associate, Shelly via email at sc.carina@bne.catholic.net.au or you can call on 3398 2977.

This year, Our Lady of Graces will be hosting the World Day of Prayer on Friday 2nd March at 11am. After the service you are welcome to stay for refreshments afterwards. All welcome.

On Saturday 3rd March 2018, we will be having the Parish Leadership Development Day 2018 in the Dominic centre at St Martin’s. Therefore, at the request of Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Mass will change from 8am to 8.30am and please note that there will be NO Reconciliation in the morning. Thank you for patience and understanding.

YEAR OF YOUTH 2018 and WYD 2019
"I pray that all young people will walk together along the path of freedom, working to overcome all conflicts between races and peoples, to carry the liberating messa of the Gospel everywhere." – Saint Pope John Paul II WYD, Poland 19

A Message from the Brisbane Pilgrimage WYD19 Coordinator
Expressions of Interest are now open for pilgrams 18–35 years old to join us for a pilgramage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019! Contact Melissa to find out more information on 3324 3448 or 0438 226 194.

The seasons of Lent and Easter are rich in Catholic symbolism. We begin the season of Lent with the receiving of ashes on our foreheads as a sign of repentance and turning back to God. The ashes themselves impart nothing to us, but point to the meaning of the season in which we are entering. During the season of Lent in this parish, we do not have a recessional hymn, but rather depart in silence with a sense of recollection. A large cross has been placed in the sanctuary dressed in purple, again of themselves, simply pieces of wood and fabric, but in our catholic minds the sign of our victory over death and a sign of gods out pouring of love for us.

Around the church, we have placed images of the way of the cross, along tradition church of accompanying Jesus on his way to Calvary. The stations, started by St Francis of Assisi, were a way for people who could not make the arduous pilgrimage to Jerusalem, to participate in the way of the cross. The tradition has grown up of making the stations on Friday’s and especially of those of Lent to remind us of that love that God has for us in the suffering death and resurrection of Jesus.

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Our Lady of Graces Catholic Parish

100 Mayfield Road
Carina    QLD    4152

Postal Address:   P O Box 305, Carina Qld 4152


Parish Priest:  Fr Alex Vickers OP

Phone: 3398 2977
Fax: 3398 5896
Parish email: ologcc@bigpond.net.au

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