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
Please scroll down for more dates

21st October
Carina Catholic Youth Socktober Party. 6.30-8.30pm

23rd October
National Church Life Survey
10.30am Dominican Laity – Dining Room

24th October
9.00am St Martin’s 4M/4D attending Mass
11.00am Funeral – Church
6.00pm SVDP Meeting – Aquinas Room
7.00pm Italian Prayer Group - Church

25th October
12.00pm – 2.00pm Police Funeral

27th October
9.00am St Martin’s 2G/2D attending Mass
9.30am Playgroup – Hospitality Area
7.00pm Italian Choir Practice – Church
7.00pm Legion of Mary - Library

30th October
World Mission Sunday
Italian community of Carina's
Annual Christmas Fundraising Lunch
Brisbane Abruzzo Club 12 noon

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Community News    (a snippet from our latest newsletter)

On Tuesday the 25th of October there will be a funeral service at 12 noon. This is a police funeral for the late Acting Superintendent, Paul Ziebarth, and we are expecting over 800 mourners in attendance. Access to parking and the parish office at this time will be unusually restricted. If you need to contact the Parish Office, please consider doing so before 10am or after 2pm that day.

We just wanted to let you know about the exciting changes being made to the Youth Ministry at Our Lady of Graces. Firstly, our Monthly youth group The Collective Youth is undergoing a name change. We will officially be known as The Wildside! The Wildside will be a fortnightly youth group, now running on the 1st and 3rd Friday nights of the month. As well as this, the youth group has recently opened up to students in Year 6 so they can experience these youth initiatives before they move into high school next year. Finally, in keeping with the theme of our new branding, we are re-labeling our semi-regular Young Adults nights as Wildfire nights.
Michelle Jory & James Kehoe, Parish Youth Coordinators

Last weekend we notified you the NCLS was expected to take place this weekend. Delays prevented survey forms being supplied to the parish this week. And so the survey must be postponed.

The survey is an important way for each of our parishioners to give their thoughts, opinions and experiences of church life. By participating we gain valuable feedback locally, as do church leaders of all denominations regionally and nationally, assisting them to evaluate and plan for the future. Please keep an eye on Spread the Word and your ears tuned to the priests’ announcements at Mass for the new date when the survey will be conducted.

8th Centenary of the Dominican OrderThe Dominican Jubilee celebrates the work of St Dominic in the world over 800 years.

Did you know……….our second church structure [completed 3 months after the first mass in the marquee] was built by volunteers drawn from the skilled labourers of the Parish. Though it had timber ends and a tin roof, it still had canvas sides that could be rolled up to help the parishioner cope with the summer heat.

Carina parish exists with great thanks to the Dominicans and over 60 years of their ministry and education – we are two schools and a parish. We have much to celebrate! To mark the closing of the 800th Jubilee year we are celebrating encourage the whole parish to attend if possible on the morning of 6 November. Whichever Mass you usually attend, please consider changing for one week to join the parish for this special event. There will be no 7am Mass on 6 November. 6pm and 5.30pm Masses are as usual.

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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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