Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Brooklyn Park/Richmond
Covid Restrictions as of 21 August - Change of Mass Schedule
Fulfilled - Theology of the Body Program
Our parish will be running a 12 week DVD course presented by Christopher West on God’s vision for family, marriage, life and love. It is based on the deep insights of Pope John Paul II’s ‘Theology of the Body’ . For those who come in contact with the theology of the body, it is a life-changing experience as we come to see the beauty of the human person’s call to love. Fulfilled is a dynamic and accessible introduction to the deepest questions of the heart and what it truly means to be ‘fulfilled’.
The 12 week course will commence:
4pm, 11 September (and 11 weeks following) - 'The Beehive' at Tenison Woods Catholic School, 68 Brooker Terrace, Richmond.
*Because the topics include matters concerning love and sexuality, participants are required to be over 18 years of age.
For further information, please contact the parish office.
Pilgrim Mother Icon
One of the customs of the Schoenstatt movement is to have an icon of Mary travel to people's homes. We read in Luke's Gospel that after the Annunciation, Mary goes with haste to the home of her cousin, Elizabeth in order to help her in her own pregnancy. Mary Is a great helper and a welcome visitor. Parishioners will be able to nominate to receive the icon at home for a week as a way to welcome her powerful prayers and help for our families. The Pilgrim mother Icon will begin her Pilgrimage with Mass:
Feast of the Visitation, 7pm Monday, May 31, St John Bosco
Further details will be provided in the coming weeks. If you would like to receive the icon for a week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How to make a financial contribution to the Parish
The collection plate isn't being handed around the church at Mass because of Covid. So how can you make an offering to the parish?
Via the Archdiocese of Adelaide Website - click here
Click on "Donate to a Parish" and select Brooklyn Park/Richmond
Via the Good Giving App
Getting Catholic TV Streaming through Formed.org
I am thrilled to tell you that our Parish subscription to Formed.org has come through. And as parishioners you are entitled to a free subscription to the service.
What is Formed.org?
It's basically Catholic Netflix - a streaming service which allows you to view Catholic content on demand. It has inspirational movies and documentaries on the lives of the saints, programs about the Scriptures and the Catholic faith, and it has some terrific programs for kids. You can participate in Mass and other devotions. There are audio programs and audiobooks for when you're on the go, and there is a wide selection of ebooks, both fiction and non-fiction.
How do I get access to it?
It's free to you under our parish subscription! So, take a look.
Go to: formed.org/signup
Click: the third option "I belong to a Parish or Organisation"
Type in: Brooklyn Park Richmond Catholic Parish (you'll see it come up as you type) Click "Next"
Type in: Your Name, your email address. Click Sign up.
Want to be inspired? Watch "Freedom" about the underground railroad or "Bonhoeffer" about the great protestant theologian during WWII.
Want to learn something? Watch "Presence" about the Eucharist.
Want to pray? Check out the "Meditation on the Stations of the Cross"
Want to entertain the kids with great stuff? Put on an episode of "Brother Francis"
You can stream these programs to your laptop via formed.org; or you can download the IOS or Google App to your devices.
Regular Mass Times
St John Bosco Church
Sunday 9.00am and 4.30pm
Saturday 9.00 am
Reconciliation (Confession) : Saturday 9.30-10.00am (St John Bosco, Brooklyn Park)
5.30pm-6.00pm (St Aloysius, Richmond)
St Aloysius Church
Sunday 10.00am (during level 4 Covid Restrictions)
Estia Health, Lockleys
11 am on the First Wednesday of the Month.
10.30am on the First Thursday of the Month.
Parish Priest: Fr Peter Zwaans
Secretary: Mrs. Helen Gardiner (Thu 9am to 2pm)
Office: 23 Lipsett Terrace, Brooklyn Park (enter via Anna Street)
Phone: 08 8352 3561
St John Bosco Church: 17-19 Lipsett Terrace, Brooklyn Park, SA 5032
St Aloysius Church: 68 Brooker Terrace, Richmond, SA 5033
Phone : (08) 8352 7073
Principal : Ms. Kate Turner
Phone : (08) 8131 7900
Acting Principal : Mr. Peter Mercer