Corinda Graceville Parish

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24th June
Last Youth Group for Term 2

25th June
Pilgrimage to St Stephen's Cathedral

30th June
RCIA Team Meeting 11am Corinda

1st July
SVdP Meeting 8am Graceville

2nd July
Liturgy Team Meeting 10am Corinda
Catholic Women’s League Meeting
9.30am Graceville

15th July
Playgroup & Mothers' Morning Tea
9-10am Corinda
Youth Group 6.30-8.30pm


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Childrens Liturgy of the Word
Sunday 8.00am St Joseph's
Sunday 9.30am Christ the King
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Community News

Fr Gerry & Malia with Barcaldine parishioners
Fr Gerry and Malia with Barcaldine Parishioners. The Celtic Cross commemorates the Centenary of the Sisters of Mercy in Barcaldine.

Last weekend Malia Mar and myself had a wonderful pastoral visit to the Parish of Barcaldine. We were met with warm hospitality and all wanted to send their greetings back to Corinda Graceville Parish. We landed in Blackall on Friday morning and were driven to Barcaldine where we met with Fr Marcel Kajur and parishioners, including Gloria McKean who has been our local contact helping us out at Barcaldine this year. Fr Marcel will soon be leaving Barcaldine Parish, having been transferred to Rockhampton.

We cheered on at the local Athletics Carnival as St Joseph’s School won the aggregate award over the local State Schools, and met Claire Baillie the School Principal. We met with Sr Rita and Sr Mary, the Parish Pastoral Council, and
the Year of Mercy Team. It was wonderful to hear stories of life in Barcaldine. Malia and I were energised by the experience. There may be drought in Barcaldine but there is certainly a lot if life and energy!

Rain came down Saturday night which was the greatest blessing! Mass was celebrated Saturday evening at Sacred Heart Barcaldine (see photo below). This was followed by a BBQ to farewell Fr Marcel, and for Malia and I to have the chance to meet and chat with more of the locals.

On Sunday morning we drove the 150 kilometres to celebrate Mass at Alpha. We were thrilled to see water across the landscape, on our trek back to Longreach on Sunday, to catch our flight home to Brisbane.

Will be served after the 6pm Mass next Saturday night 2nd July at St Joseph's. All welcome to stay for some warm hospitality!

The Youth Group will be held again after the holidays on Friday 15th July at St Joseph’s Hall 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Dinner included! Contact Malia Mar on 3379 1534 or email

CENTENARY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART 2017 will be the centenary of the presence of the OLSH Sisters in Corinda. A committee is being formed to plan a parish celebration for 29th January 2017. We invite anyone interested in being part of the planning team to please contact the parish office.

The Centenary celebrations for St Joseph’s Primary School Corinda will be held on Saturday 27th May 2017. Many will have been involved at St Joseph’s (and the former OLSH College Corinda) as pupils, parents, parishioners or staff. Your help is needed to draw together stories and find photos. We require Memorabilia about St Joseph’s School (and OLSH College) that could be lent or donated for display / Photos of St Joseph’s and the people who were part of the School Community / Written or recorded stories and anecdotes about people, places and events. Please leave items at the St Joseph’s School Library or email items to or post to Denise Schade, St Joseph’s School, 28 Clewley, St Corinda 4075. Items may also be left at the Corinda Graceville Parish Office,

The newly-resurfaced Saint Joseph's tennis courts are available for hire 7 days per week: $7p/hr daylight hours and $10p/hr under lights. To book, contact Jacki on 3122 1763 or text 0431 941 318.

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Corinda Graceville Catholic Parish

18 Clewley Street,
Corinda QLD 4075
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

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Parish Priest: Very Rev Fr Gerry Kalinowski

Phone: 07 3379 1534
Fax: 07 3379 7931


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