PARISH YOUTH GROUP
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Friday 26th August - St Joseph’s Hall Corinda,
6.30pm to 8.30pm. Dinner included! Contact Malia Mar on 3379 1534 or email
MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN MORNING TEA
9am to 10am Friday 26th August.
Children’s Liturgy Room, Corinda
(entry via Parish Car Park).
An opportunity for Mums to gather for a cuppa and chat whilst children have playtime together.
Held fortnightly on Fridays of the school term.
ORANGE SKY LAUNDRY
Provides a free laundry service to the homeless. Our parish is organising a team of volunteers to support this inspirational and merciful organisation. Do you have 3 to 4 hours per fortnight, per month, or per 3 months? Are you able to have positive and genuine conversations with our friends on the street, whilst their washing is being done? If you answered YES to both of the these questions you are perfect for the role. Join our team of volunteers by adding your name to the list at the back of either church or talking with Peter Duffy or Anne Juillerat. You may prefer to contact the parish office on 3379 1534 or email email@example.com We need you!
More news on Orange Sky: The two Catholic schoolmates who attended St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace, and who started the world's first mobile laundry service for the homeless have now launched their first portable shower. Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, who were named 2016 Young Australians of the Year, launched their first mobile shower van in Brisbane this week. It will mean free access to a hot shower for the city's homeless. "Being clean restores self-esteem and confidence, but the positive conversations and interaction our volunteers provide for our homeless friends is another important thing Orange Sky Showers can offer," Mr Marchesi said. "Being clean and feeling connected with the community is a basic human right. People doing it tough in Brisbane can now shower for free but more importantly have an opportunity to spend time with our volunteers and have a conversation." The mobile shower van follows a fleet of 10 laundry vans that has been serving Australia's homeless since 2014. Mr Patchett said the idea to provide portable showers for the homeless was among the first questions people asked when the Orange Sky team first started. "We are proud to showcase our first prototype here on the streets of Brisbane." (sourced from Cath News).
Wonderful reports this week from our twin community in this Year of Mercy, Barcaldine. There has been rain in the area, and it is the good kind. For example, on Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday there was 42mm reported in the town, and there are smiles on the faces of many Barcaldine locals. After years of drought the landscape now features plenty of green, and as one resident tells us "You have no idea how good it looks". Keep praying for rain for Barcaldine!
As a new initiative of the music ministry we will be forming a Parish Choir. The plan is to gather for practices for one hour each Thursday evening (commencing 7.30pm on Thursday 6th October at St Joseph's Church). The choir will then sing regularly at parish Masses, at various times, at both churches! So if wish to become a part of a friendly, welcoming group, please pop the date down and join in the singing! For further details or to express your interest contact Margaret Lawless on 0431 904 633 or Michael Doherty at the parish office.