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

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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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23rd March
7.00pm Stations of the Cross - Church

24th March
10.00am Legion of Mary - Library
6.00pm AA Meeting - Library

25th March

Palm Sunday

26th March
Office Closed
Requiem Mass for Fr Joe Wilson 11am
followed by a wake at 2pm
in the Hospitality area

6.00pm SVDP
7.00pm Italian Prayer Group

27th March
9.30am Playgroup – Hospitality Area
9.30am Scripture Group – Library
7.00pm II Rite of Reconciliation – Church

28th March
9.30 Reconciliation after 9am Mass

29th March Holy Thursday
9.30am Playgroup – Hospitality Area
7.00pm Vigil followed by Adoration until 10pm

30th March Good Friday
Office Closed
10.00am Stations of the Cross – Church
10.00am Stations of the Cross – Grounds
11.30am CRL Holy Hour - Church
3.00pm The Lord’s Passion – Church
7.30pm Italian Stations of the Cross

31st March Holy Saturday
10.00am Legion of Mary – Library
7.00pm Vigil Mass – Church
9.30pm Italian Vigil Mass - Church

1st April Easter Sunday
7.00am Mass
9.00am Mass
10.30am Italian Mass

There will be NO 5.30pm Mass

2nd April Easter Monday
8am Mass only
Office Closed

12th May

Trivia Night


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Fr Joseph (Joe) Wilson 3/1/1929 – 16/3/2018

Dominican Father Joseph Wilson who gave 65 years of his priestly life to the Church, died on Friday 16 March 2018. He followed St Dominic in the characteristic apostolic life of the order by passing onto others his contemplative insights (“contemplate aliis tradere”). With his many abilities, he was truly a renaissance man, a latin scholar, an itinerant preacher Australia wide and overseas, a much loved teacher, a scripture guide, a novice master, chaplain to the Dominican Laity, organiser of theology discussion groups, Legion of Mary and a religious superior. Foremost among his qualities, was his priestly care for the people in his responsibility; he transferred that gift with constant good humour and engaging cheerfulness. You could differ with him and argue but he never got angry, he was person-centred and always had time for anyone.

Dominican communities always elect their priors and they have a sensitivity of what makes a good superior. Joseph was so often their choice, that he was frequently elected to lead a happy community life.

He brought his personal gifts to his colleagues with endless series of stories and Shakespeare quotations and a friendship that was enduring. Not only was his friendship important to his colleagues but also to the parishioners in our community. Whilst he was living in the Carina community he was often invited to luncheons and morning teas with various people, it was a running joke among the priests and office staff that he had a large family willing to care for him.

Fr Joe will be missed by many and is now with God. Rest in Peace.

Funeral Details
Requiem Mass, Monday 26 March 2018 at 11am, followed by the burial at Nudgee Cemetery at 1pm.
There will be a wake back in the hospitality area at 2pm after the burial.

Community News    (a snippet from our latest newsletter)

Palm Sunday At the 9am Mass on Palm Sunday, there will be a blessing of palms and procession starting at 8.45am before the commencement of Mass.

Second Rite of Reconciliation Forgiving is God’s business, and he loves doing it. Nothing is clearer than that in the four gospels. We too can forgive each other because we have learnt it from God.

We have all experienced the wonderful feeling of knowing that we are once more on good terms with someone important to us, because they have made it clear, in some way or other, that they have forgiven us. Because that is surely true of all of us, it makes sense to come together sometimes, with people who are close to us, and celebrate the event of our being forgiven. It is something we all have in common.

At 7pm Tuesday, 27 March, our parish celebrates the Second Rite of Reconciliation. We will be celebrating being forgiven. Please join us.

Good Friday Collection The annual collection for the support of the Church in the Holy Land takes place on Good Friday. This collection promotes the missionary work of the Church in the Holy Land by providing welfare to Christians in health, education, employment and housing. Parishes, schools, orphanages and medical centres throughout the Holy Land also rely on assistance from the Good Friday collection. The collection also helps maintain 74 churches and shrines associated with the life of Jesus. Your generosity in this retiring collection is greatly appreciated.

Easter Sunday Please note that there will be NO 5.30PM MASS on Easter Sunday.

Easter Eggs for the Big Easter Egg Hunt!
Due to the success last year, Our Lady of Graces will be holding another Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday after the 9am Mass. We are seeking donations of bags of small Easter eggs, if you have any that you would like to donate, could you please bring them to the Parish Office. Also, if anyone would like to volunteer to assist on the day please contact Ashleigh in the office. Thank you in advance.

Children from ages of 10 and under are invited to participate in the Our Lady of Graces Easter Egg hunt after 9am Mass on Easter Sunday! Bring along a small basket and come find some yummy chocolate treats! Parents, please note that the eggs have been donated and therefore may contain traces of allergen food products.

The Trivia Night is for the young and young at heart and we invite you all to come along for a fun night.
When: Saturday 12 May 2018
Where: Our Lady of Graces, Dominic Centre
Time: 7pm for a 7.15pm start
Price $15/person BYO alcohol and food
Soft drinks and water available on the night for purchase
Come dressed as your favourite decade - There will be a prize for the best dressed table!!

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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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