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 Tom Cassidy, 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
Please scroll down for more dates

24th June
9am Safeguarding Course

26th June

6pm SVDP - AQ Room
7.00pm Italian Prayer Group – Church

27th June

10.00am Scripture Group – Library

28th June

7.30pm Alpha Course – Library/Hospitality

1st July

Parish Working Bee

8th July

Fr Alex's Installation

26th August

9am Safeguarding Course

14th October

Multicultural Mass & Festival

27th October

Black and White Gala

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Community News    (a snippet from our latest newsletter)

On Saturday 8 July, Archbishop Mark Coleridge will be joining our 6pm Mass to install Fr Alex as Our Lady of Graces’ Parish Priest. You are invited to attend this Mass and join us afterwards for some winter warming soup and rolls.

The Knitting Group needs your help. The group knits warm articles (knee rugs, beanies, scarves etc.) for the parish clients of St Vinnies. However, we are very low on knitting yarn. Donations of 8ply knitting yarn would enable us to continue this very necessary work. You can help by making a donation of several balls of the same colour 8ply yarn. Donations can be left at the parish office. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

On Saturday, 14 October, we will be celebrating all of the nationalities in this church through a Multi-cultural Mass and Festival at the 6pm Mass. We are calling for expressions of interest in representing your nationality to participate in the Ministry of the Word, procession and the festivities after including your national dress, dishes, dance and music. Please write your name, number and nationality down at the back of the church. Alternatively you can contact Jenny email genovevaphil@gmail.com or on 0455 294 189.

Our Lady of Graces will be hosting two Safeguarding sessions. For some of our volunteers it is mandatory that they attend the training and they have all been emailed. This session is also open to anyone who wishes to attend. There will be two options to choose from:

1. Saturday 24 June 2017 – 9am to 12pm     OR     2. Saturday 26 August 2017 – 9am to 12pm

As part of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Policy we are calling for expressions of interest in the volunteer role of Local Safeguarding Representative. This important role will assist our community to develop an extended culture of guardianship. If you can spare about 2 hours a month please contact the Parish Office for a task description and volunteer form.

Thanks to parents who attended recent parent meetings. Families begin formal preparations for Reconciliation and Eucharist late in July. In the meantime parents are encouraged to support their child’s understanding through attending Sunday Mass, and discussing all the questions this might raise. That requires hearts and minds tuned to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. May we as a parish pray for that guidance in the lives of these 93 parish children.

CCY & OLOG Black and White Gala
On Friday 27 October 2018, the Carina Catholic Youth with Our Lady of Graces Parish will be hosting our Inaugural Black and White Gala. The Black and White Gala aims at bringing the whole community together outside of the church, to have a good time and get to know those who are in the same community as you. More details and ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks. So keep an eye on this space!

The menALIVE MAX 17 weekend is an Annual National Catholic Men's Conference Event. Now in its 14th year. It is not just a conference of presentations but a comprehensive expirence.  The theme this year is "UNLESS". The material and experience on the weekend is all NEW to previous years and comprehensively different to the parish weekends run nationally. The Details:

WHEN: 14 - 16 July 2017
WHERE: St Leo's Catholic College, University of Queensland, Brisbane
COST: from $245 per person includers 2 nights' accommodation 6 meals and a great event.
CONTACT: mail@menalive.org.au | Peter Carrigan - 0404 496 | Robert Falzon - 0412 745 734

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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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