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Archbishop Mark Coleridge on precautions against COVID-19

Archbishop Mark Coleridge introduced some new precautions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in a letter to the pastors and people of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

All parishes in the Archdiocese of Brisbane are required to suspend with immediate effect all Masses, including weekday Massess.

All the faithful are dispensed from the Sunday obligation. Priests will continue to celebrate Sunday Mass, without a congregation, and Mass will be live-streamed from the Cathedral of St Stephen Sunday through to Friday at www.archbne.org/bzw.

Information on these and other new precautions can be found www.archbne.org/dwkh.

You can read the full letter here: Parish Communication – COVID-19 (23 March 2020)

The Archbishop concluded the letter with the following prayer, which we can all pray together in this challenging time:

O God, healer of all our ills,
to whom we turn in this time of distress,
grant, we pray in the power of faith,
eternal rest to the dead and comfort to those who mourn,
health to the sick and peace to the dying,
strength to medical workers, wisdom to our leaders
and a spirit of kindness to us all.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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Thomas Groome

We welcome those who are enquiring about our faith. We are committed to journeying with you for as short or as long as needed. For those who are not baptised, welcome! For those who are baptised and still searching, welcome! For those who are fully initiated into the Catholic faith and want to enrich their faith, welcome! Come and See!

Welcome to our Parish!

It is our hope that through this website you will become better acquainted with the Upper Mt Gravatt Wishart Catholic Parish and its diverse services and ministries.

Upper Mt Gravatt Wishart Catholic Parish incorporates the worshiping communities of St Bernard’s (Upper Mt Gravatt) St Catherine’s (Wishart), and St Martin’s (Eight Mile Plains).  Since 2010, our newly formed parish has worked through many processes to ensure unification and after much deliberation and consultation now has a parish pastoral plan which enables all to continue to strive to be a vibrant community of faith within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

The parish exists to continue God’s mission in the world, to help people meet Christ and to live out their faith in a supportive and caring community.  The many groups and services operating in the parish share in this mission and endeavour to serve the spiritual, social and educational needs of the local area.

I hope this website will be helpful to you and encourage you to become even more involved in the life and ministry of our parish.

May the Lord bless our endeavours.

Yours sincerely,

Fr Pat Molony PP