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26th May
6.30pm Youth Group
(Highschool Aged)

27th May

Centenary of St Joseph's School
Corinda - Mass 10.30am

28th May

Children's Liturgy of the Word

2nd June

8am SVdP Meeting
9am Mothers with Children Morning Tea

3rd June

CTK School Kid's Carnival
12pm - 5pm


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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

Centenary of St Joseph's School will be held next Saturday 27th May commencing with Mass at 10.30am at St Joseph's Church. Mass will be followed by a day of reminiscing, fun, laughter, food and entertainment in the school grounds. Lunch will be available to purchase. There will be memorabilia displays and open classrooms to wander through. Entertainment will be provided by both past and present students. The children will perform dances from the different decades over the past 100 years! And to keep the young ones entertained there will be rides aplenty!

The Centenary is being celebrated on the Feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart were founded in Issoudun, France, in 1874 by Jules Chevalier msc, with the mission and motto "May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved"

In January 1885 five Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart arrived in Australia from France. At the request of Cardinal Moran the Sisters opened a school at Botany. Three of the Sisters sailed onto Thursday Island in the Torres Straits in 1886 to commence teaching and nursing.

At the invitation of Archbishop James Duhig, the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart arrived at Corinda to staff Saint Joseph's Primary School in 1917. The school and convent were blessed and opened on 28th January 1917 by Archbishop Duhig. Mother Chanel Bergin was appointed as the first Superior of Corinda Convent. St Joseph's Primary School opened on 29th January 1917 with 50 students attending on the first day.

We give thanks to God for all the blessings of 100 years of Catholic education in Corinda; for the Sisters, lay staff, students, parents, and parishioners who have been part of this amazing story for 100 years.

Congratulations to Deacon Kevin O'Sullivan who celebrated his Diaconal Ordination at Christ the King on Wednesday night. Congratulation also to Kevin's wife Denise and son Aaron. The Most Reverend Terrence Curtin, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne presided at the Ordination and was joined by priests and deacons from the Military Ordinariate and dioceses of Australia. It was a wonderful ceremony, and a privilege for the Parish to host this most special event. Thanks to all who helped in any way. Blessings to Kevin in his ministry as he brings forth the Kingdom of God.

St Joseph's School Centenary

The Sisters of St Joseph invite you to join the National Pilgrimage, giving you the opportunity to journey to significant places in Australia connected to St Mary MacKillop. Commence Melbourne 8 November, travel through Victoria& South Australia, conclude in Sydney 18 November 2017.

Cost from Brisbane: $3,265.00 (all inclusive: airfares, accommodation, coach travel, admission fees and meals).   Single Supplement: $610.00 For further information or a Pilgrimage brochure, please contact Sr Therese Leydon 02 8912 4845 or Sr Annie Bond 02 8912 4818, or at

ERDU - Bible Institue for Everyday Living - 7th - 8th July
7th & 8th July: Sr Laurie Brink OP will present 'Friends of God and Prophets:
The Biblical Foundations of Friendship' at the Australian Catholic University on 7th and 8th July. Visit for more information. The parish will pay for registrations. If you wish to attend, please speak to Fr Gerry or contact the parish office. See advertisement in this week's newsletter.


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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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