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
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22nd - 24th July
Ignite Young Adults Weekend: Inside Out

24th July
10.00am Baptism Preparation – Library
10.30am Dominican Laity – Dining Room

25th July

3.00pm Reconciliation Workshop – Church
7.00pm Italian Prayer Group – Church
7.30pm Parish Finance Meeting

26th July
9.30am Playgroup – Hospitality Area
9.30am Scripture Group - Library
3.00pm Reconciliation Workshop – Church

27th July
9.00am St Martins 4G to attend Mass

28th July
7.45am St Martin's before school Mass
9..30am Playgroup – Hospitality Area
11.00am Funeral
7.00pm Legion of Mary - AQ Room

30th July
10.00am First Reconciliation Celebration

31st July
5.30pm Children's Mass
6.30pm RCIA
6.30pm Senior Youth Group

7th August
Parish Picnic

22nd - 25th September
Ignite Youth Conference

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Community News    (a snippet from our latest newsletter)

FROM FR TOM - Something New
At Our Lady of Graces we have between fifty and one hundred baptisms each year. This is a big challenge for our parish and not just for me as parish priest. The challenge is to make these ceremonies a genuine community celebration.

Baptism celebrates Jesus' sharing his own life as God's son with a human person. It is also a celebration for all of us, as our parish community is welcoming a new member, and maybe even a whole family as the carers of that child. So to talk about 'private baptisms' doesn't make much sense. And yet in our parish most baptisms have been celebrated on a Saturday with only family and friends invited. So I am confident that we are moving in the right direction, when, with many other parishes, we make the move to having baptisms monthly, as a general rule, during a Sunday Mass. I am fearful that some of you will say that this will make the Mass too long. But I think you will discover that it is only a matter of a few minutes extra as the baptism ceremony is designed to be integrated into the celebration of Mass.

This new venture will achieve its goal to the extent that we all enter into the spirit of the celebration. That means making it a real welcome into our caring community of Our Lady of Graces for the entire family who have chosen to have their child baptised in our parish community.

KID'S MASS 5.30pm 31st July
Due to a quirk in the calendar we have another Kid's 5.30pm Mass this month on 31st July. All primary-school aged children of the parish are welcomed to take part in ministry - reading, bringing up the gifts and collecting. To let us know you're interested, register online at schoolinterviews.com.au using the code LUR6G. For more information contact Kellie in the parish office on 3398 2977.

Parish Picnic 7th AugustPARISH PICNIC
In celebration of the Dominican Family, you’re invited to OLOG Parish Picnic
When: Sunday 7 August 2016 from 10am– 1pm
Where: In St Martin’s School Grounds
What’s happening? A BBQ style brunch with *Mince/Sausage/Egg Burgers and Bread, *Tea/Coffee/Cordial, *Games and Activities for the Family. All welcome and needs catered for: *Ramp Access, *Some Tables/Chairs Available
Bring along:* Share Plate of Sweets / Fruit, *A Chair / Picnic Blanket.
RSVP by 31st July 2016. Add your name and approx. number attending to list at the back of Church.

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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 Tom Cassidy OP

Phone: 3398 2977
Fax: 3398 5896
Parish email: ologcc@bigpond.net.au

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